Originally Posted by Lucky
Good point. Mercilus was probably drafted to start in 2013. Antonio Smith could be gone in 2014 (though he could get an extension this offseason, as well.) If so, the Texans will need a replacement, so why not be it with a 2nd year guy with some snaps under his belt?
Because if this team is going to take the next step we need to fill our weak spots early. WR, NT, ILB, NB, and if we lose Quin S. And if se lose barwin you can throw OLB in there. and there is no scenerio were DJ is BPA at 27. At least not IMO.
Again, people are ignoring game tape putting this guy in the first round based on his performance in one on one drills and 1 game (senior bowl).
Also yes he is the same size as Smith. He is no where as good as Smith. It's silly to compare the two. If we are going to use our first round pick on potential, lets draft Hunt. He would actually be a better comparison to Okoaya(sp?).
I don't want either that early. By the way, surely we learned our lesson when we drafted for potential with the Okoya pick.