Originally Posted by Rey
I like Rhodes and I think I mocked him to us in the first in those way too early mocks we did...
I need to watch more of him though as I want to see if he has the skill set to play in the slot. Because if we take him and he can't then JJo or Kareem may bump inside, and I don't know if that's best.
Fluker is a big boy. I need to see how he moves...
Depending on how Newton finishes out the year this may or may not be a dire need.
I can see a guard being taken there and caldwell being let go. Kind of big for a guard...Tall I mean...But if he plays low it doesn't matter.
Don't know much about the ILB but it's a need...
WR...OK...I'm fine with that...Does he have any shot at making the roster though...don't know much about that player...what is he good at?
I didn't like the Spencer Ware pick when I first looked at it and even started explaining why...but as I was typing I realized that he could be a perfect addition to the team...Not flashy, but solid. Tough runner. Could play special teams and just be a solid guy if needed.
I think Grimes is a better player than he is, but if Tate or Forsett aren't here next year Ware could be a good back up or third RB for us.
Again...don't know much about the player, but NT is a need...Need to see some clips of him.
Same thing for the TE.
Mauti is another guy I mocked for us in those way too early mocks...I like him a lot.
Texans must address CB early it can/will be argued but think it's certainly one of this off seasons biggest holes to be filled. Rhodes is a high ceiling player, the type you like, saw him targeted only 4 maybe 5 times last night against Georgia Tech (added another pick) so teams throw opposite direction most often. He has plus size for position, often daring QB to throw his direction which causes him to lose initial contact, a habit easily corrected by a secondary coach like Joseph. He has only played position a couple years converting from WR but unlike most DB's he has excellent hands & ball skills.
Second dire position in need of talent infusion is the OL. Think I'm right on the mark here as well. Drafting two high picks early with starting potential, in OT Flucker 2nd(who plays with passion & motor despite immense size) & OG Long in 3rd would both be on a fast tract to take over starting roles, depth is alarmingly thin.
The LB's stepped up today big time. Not sure this is as big of need as last couple games I watched but Alonzo & Mauti would be excellent additions. Lestar Jean TD was sweet & Walter made outstanding catch of his own yet something is missing here. Need more production @ WR from somebody other than Andre & Vernon Connor could diffidently fill that void.
I would probably flip the nose tackle position with RB pick 5th/6th. I've maintained Forsett is a fine back-up & maybe Texans do to so he can settle down & call Houston home. Nice to see Tate back on the field as well, looking strong & fresh from his month off.