Originally Posted by b0ng
If the Texans really wanted Rogers they could probably take him after moving back into the higher part of the second round and net another pick as well. While he did have some issues with pot, he also had some "Randy Moss in Oakland" qualities when it came to route running when not the primary read on the play. That will be the red flag that drops him and there are enough WR's who will be available in the first who don't exhibit that one particular (yet gigantic) red flag.
EDIT: Also, you are failing to account for players like Cushing (roids) and Braman (shroomz!) when ascertaining whether the Texans would draft a player with drug issues. And blaming it on McNair. Nice.
Please provide a link or something that shows Rodgers was a lazy route runner or a Moss type player. After Hunter got hurt in 2011 I didn't see anthing that suggested Rodgers is the type of WR you suggest. In fact he was a well above avg blocker.
Cushing had never tested positive for steroids before the draft and Wade convinced the FO brass to take a chance on Braman. He was an UDFA so signing him carried very little risk.
If you cant see that the Texans are one of the most conservative orgs in the NFL then I dont know if we can continue to have an objective discussion, but the conservatism starts at the top with BoB/Cal/Rick/Gary. Not that ther's anything wrong with that, but the Texans will never win a SB with this mindset. Sometimes you've got to take chances with talented but troubled players, to date the Texans have been unwilling to do that. The only risk they took was signing JJ and Manning to big FA contracts after the defense was historically bad in 2011 and those risks paid off to the tune of 2 playoff appearences. To get to the next level they're going to have to take a few chances on character guys and a guy like Rodgers would be a great place to start. IMHO