Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Clear Lake
Re: Keenan Allen to miss combine
Originally Posted by 76Texan
Anything is possible, but I doubt it.
Allen's game is not pure speed to begin; he's more of a well-rounded prospect: good height, good size, long arm, big hand (6'2 - 205, 32-3/4, 10").
I expect him to have good speed, but not elite (mid to high 4.4) even though it won't surprise me if he runs faster than that at his pro day. I'm thinking they have better track shoes this year, because the 40 time overall (not just the receivers') is just crazy across the board. But maybe I'm just skeptical; maybe they all are that fast.
I expect Keenan to be pretty good in the SS and the 3-cone as well.
Basically, I expect him to be pretty good in all areas.
He's a notch below Julio Jones, but he made up quite a bit with good hands, good feet, etc.
IMO, Allen and Patterson are sure first rounders.
And then you have a bunch of borderline 1-2 round prospects.
The chance of them slipping to 27 are quite slim.
I would really love for the Texans to trade out of the first for a low second and a future first.
With the two 2nds, go BPA at OT, ILB, NT.
Fill the third spot with one of out two 3rds, and take a big or speedy WR with the other pick.
Then mine the rest.
We can always use one of our late round picks to move up a few spots if needed, but I would rather use them to find some good ST players (either hard nose or fast).
Set aside the off field issues and compare Allen, Patterson and Da'Rick Rogers. All seem to be perfect across from AJ and even more importantly a future replacement.
I want to be able to recognize the difference between a "want" and a "need" and then I want to be satisfied with getting a need