Originally Posted by steelbtexan
Rd.1 justin Hunter Wr Tenn, 6'4 196Lbs 4.44 - Hunter is a tall fast difference maker who has A.J. Green type ability, the only reason he's available is he played last yr while recovering from a torn ACL. He should be even better in 2013. He has the body type to put on another 10 Lbs without losing speed/quickness. I would've picked Da'Rick Rodgers but BoB would never allow that. LOL
Rd.2 Brandon Williams DT Southern Missouri, 6'1 335 Lbs, 5.36- Williams is a big strong mountain of a man. Great character doesn't take many plays off. He immediately becomes the best run stopper since Seth Payne. Watt/Williams/A.Smith = strong run defense without having to play 8 in the box.
Rd.3 Reid Fragel OT Ohio St. 6'8 308 Lbs 5.14 33 in arms. Big, mobile, tough OT with great movement skills, 33, 225 reps were the most at the Combine for an OT. Fragel is a converted TE who has much room to improve, but the skills are defintely there. He reminds me of a better Winston.
Rd.3 A.J. Klien ILB Iowa St. 6'2 250 4.66. This guy makes plays all over the field. He's very good in coverage, a smart player with great instincts, perfect compliment to Cushing, defintely an upgrade over James.
Rd.4 Kenny Stills WR Okla 6'0 194 Lbs 4.38, Stills is a fast productive WR with good hands. If you like Broyles you should like Stills. He provides more competition among the Texans WR corps, that cant be a bad thing.
Rd.5 Cooper Taylor SS Richmond 6'4 227 4.57, Taylor was a 2nd team all ACC before transfering to Richmond. He is a big guy who has the ability to cover TE's and also is good against the run in the nickle
Rd.6 Jake Knott ILB/OLB Iowa St. 6'2 243 4.68, Knott was named 1st team Big 12 despite suffering a season ending shoulder injury at the begining of December. He and Klien helped form the best LB duo in the country. IMHO They were all over the field making plays against both the pass and the run. Knotts football IQ is off the charts. He and Klien should fit in well with Wades model of drafting intense football players, that football comes 1st for them. If Knott recovers and does well at his pro day he will probably be drafted in the late 4th early 5th. If I were the Texans I would pick him then if I had too. He's that good.
Rd.6 Levine Toilolo TE Stanford 6'8 260 4.86, Toilolo is a great blocking TE who provides a huge target in the red zone. He's got good hands and provides size for blocking that the Texans severely missed when Dreesen left in FA last yr. Think of Toilolo as Dreesens replacement. He disappointed at the Combine running a slow 40. Although his 17 reps were probably due to having the longest arms of any TE. 34.5 in
Rd.6 John Boyett SS Oregon 5'10 4.64, Boyett would've been a high draft pick but has suffered torn aCL's on both knees. He may or may not make it back, but if he does this guy is a DB who is allways making plays and is around the ball. He will be a great ST guy. He's well worth the risk in the 6th rd. IMHO
Rd.7 Blaize Foltz TE TCU 6'3 329 5.23, Although Foltz doesn't have ideal speed for the ZBS, he's a big guy who takes no crap. He will do whatever it takes to beat his man. Reminds me of Briesel.
All of these guys (Excluding Hunter) should help improve the ST's.
first one out of the blocks, guess your forty is pretty strong?
like WR in 1st. have questions about Hunter, his frame, endurance, work ethic & ability to block downfield.
Like Brandon Williams pick. 2nd seems about right, although someone may, emphasis on may pick him up sooner which would require Texans to trade up to grab him in the second?
Fragel has really moved up just a month ago I had mocked him in the 5th. think there is better player available here ready to contribute.
Klein is also a little high in my rankings, doesn't strike me as very athletic, just a smart football player, high motor guy, not a terrible pick but think a quicker, better athlete needs to be added, too much of what we already have in terms of speed.
Stills is very similar to Martin, too similar. Nice player really crowds the playing field with, again, more of the same.
Iowa State fan? they do produce solid LB's
Now I love Toilolo. I think he also goes much earlier. I like him in the 4th rd. would add much needed size & ability to seal the edge.
Love Boyett as well. what did he do 26 reps or something, honey badger only four? This is a very solid individual both on & off the field. As he proves recovered from season ending surgery I would expect him to go higher, he's not all that different than Jarius Byrd & Patrick Chung both from Oregon & both selected in the 2nd rd.
Foltz in Casey out? I would probably choose another position like a punter or running back.
Overall you have a mixed bag of nuts, very high risk reward early, then reach to address positions of need then over draft similar skill sets & valuations (grades) just seem a bit off. I would tighten up your projections & cover more bases (varied positions). But as always enjoy read & appreciate your effort & passion.