Originally Posted by otisbean
Given this draft has terrific depth and that fact the we have some significant holes due to injury and FA, I'm guessing we re-sign Quin, lose Barwin and kick Reed inside which I think is a good move. Given that, I propose the following:
Trade down with either Buff, NYJ or AZ. Im hoping that one of these teams bypass a QB in rd 1 and are willing to jump to 27 to grab the QB they want. They are numerous teams at the top of the 2nd that can use QBs, hopefully this will create a demand for our spot. It's a good thing we are picking before NE as we all know they love to trade back and add picks. Trading back would allow us to add an extra 3rd
Jamie Collins OLB & either Menelik Watson, Kyle Long or Terron Armstead at RT
Barwin's a FA and Im not sure we can retain him. Collins gives us an explosive edge rusher and he also has the ability to play inside (he was a former DB)
Given Newton's knee surgery, I move RT ahead of WR at this point. The right side of our OL was a weakness last year, I would be happy adding any of these RTs in rd 2
Ryan Swope WR
Brandon Williams NT
Aaron Dobson WR
Swope has terrific speed, is a good blocker in the running game, and he's a great runner after the catch
Brandon Williams is the big NT we've all wanted
Aaron Dobson is a bigger receiver that runs great routes and has great hands
David Queensbury OG
More help for the OL
David Bass OLB
Small school guy that has terrific pass rush skills, 56 TFLs and 39.5 sack during his career
Earl Wolf S
Demps and Keo SUCK!
Michael Williams TE
Big blocker that has pretty good hands
My attempt to provide positive feedback- FWIW
Newton had minor surgery so as to come back stronger & more solid than ever plus experienced . I think RT is locked down, gotta trust them on this one however taking OT off the board in first round is never a bad idea especially if he's BPA. I would stay away from trading up or down as a mock draft is concerned it can be quite confusing as well creates wrong message to newbies expecting unrealistic results.
I really like Dobson he would be a project, like Jacoby was in 3rd but he has better core strength & hands.
Queensburry looks like a good ZBS Tackle who could kick inside to LG. excellent pick.
Like Bass kid as well. Core special teams player adds depth with upside to develop.
Not sure I would wait until 6th rd to address secondary? Impending free agency could really force Texans hand.
Williams in 7th? He'll yeah, but did I miss something like a broken Tibia in a pick-up basketball game or something? Dude would be a starting blocking TE & really increase pocket pro for Matt.
Overall I like your eye for talent.