Originally Posted by mussop
Don't you find it a little curious he wasn't ranked that high before the senior bowl? He had years to impress in real games yet most thought of him as a late second at best. He is a quick twitch athlete. Guys like him always look sitter than they really are in senior bowl type situations. He has the frame to get bigger for sure but I'm not using our first round pick this year on A player that isn't going to make an immediate impact. We're to close and have to many holes to fill to do that again.
He reminds me of Mitchell. We already have him.
And Antonio had probably his best year last year. He easily was our second best player on defense.
He had a very good Sr yr under Mora, Jones is a really good pass rusher which is one of the biggest things the Texans were missing last yr. Mora moved him around alot, Jones was the Bruins bestdefensive player. He played DE most of the time, but also playe some DT/Leo/MLB in different situations.
With Reed moving to ILB drafting a versatile quick twitch athleete like Jones should be a no brainer. People get to carried away on what position a guy plays instead of seeing a guy like Jones as a diffencemaker. I mean DE wasn't really a huge need when Wade told Rick to pick Watt.
The Texans defense badly need an infusion of speed. Drafting guys like Jones in the the 1st and since Reed will be moving to ILB you could probably draft an LB like Xavier Gooden who is a former S that moved to OLB is 6'1 243 4.47 to add speed to cover TE's like Gronk/Hernandez or speedy RB's like Vereen on 3rd downs, you could probably get a guy like Gooden with the Supp 3rd or 4th rd pick.
What's sad is after all of the picks Rick/Gary/Wade have invested over the yrs and the fact that the Texans have a young defense the defense is still woefully lacking in speed/playmakers.