Originally Posted by beerlover
Texans traded with Baltimore, they snagged Flacco who knew Joe would develop into highest paid QB in the NFL so you could be very prophetic & appropriate w/Kubiak track record & QB model.
I know a lot of people here really like Hunter, I really haven't seen enough of him to criticize his selection, others I have but that's beside the point value is pretty much spot on.
Williams was one of those under the radar types, I think he is a little undersized for Texans, but so are a lot of guys in this draft for his position.
Bostic should be serviceable but nothing elite. Need selection.
Like adding depth on front line don't know much about Jones, does seem kinda high? Do you have some inside information, if you do then keep it secret.
I'm glad you added a DB. Will have to wait & see how FA shakes out.
Didn't Texans sign a big blocking TE in free agency? If so Williams is off the board.
Oday dropped this far? Never impressed me but like his athletic ability in ZBS if there heck yeah.
Punter for sure. You've stood by Allen so I applaud your selection. I fear the kicker I like Jeff Locke, UCLA has really impressed, enough in fact to warrant a 4th rd. pick (also deep kick-off specialist which would relieve Randy of stress to his leg accuracy/strength).
Boren would be a great pick in the 7th. Special teams animal & Texans will need several replacements in this capacity.
AS always really enjoy your draft work. Hope to have more time to post soon
Yup, the Houston-Baltimore trade worked out well for both sides. Htown got their franchise LT and Baltimore got their QB.
The problem I feel with the WR group is that there are so many good ones and I honestly don't know where they are going. I am pretty sure Patterson, Allen, and Austin will for sure be gone by 27 and Hopkins will probably be gone by the early second. Hunter seems like a good size WR with speed and hands. Truth be told, there are several WR options the Texans could choose and still get a good player.
Yes a bit undersized, but he could add weight. Dumervill was also undersized coming out of school and he was able to add weight and still be productive. When I see a lot of production over a long time, it tells me he has the tools to get it done at the next level.
Perhaps I could have done better with this one. Will go back to drawing board.
One big problem the Texans have is the DT/NT spot. A bigger space eating clogger like Geathers enables more opportunities for Watt, Smith, Reed, and Mericlus. He also shuts down the up the middle run forcing the teams to go outside where Watt, Smith, and Reed are very good at limiting big gains. Jones comes across as a potential DE/DT/NT combo. He could play NT like Cody/Sharpton, slide next to Geathers if Wade wants to go into a 4 DL alignment, or spell relief for Watt/Smith at the end.
This draft is full of good DBs. I almost wanted to grab another one, but there are already 9 other DBs on the team (Joseph, Jackson, Manning, Reed, McCain, Harris, Carmichael, Keo, and Pleasant). I am not sure the team would have more than 10 altogether.
Huh. I must have missed that one. The only signings I was aware of were Phillip Supernaw, Andrew Gardner, Brice McCain, and Ed Reed. Are you referring to Supernaw? If so, I thought he was a pass catching TE not an elite blocking TE.
Oday is super athletic. Does he drop this far? Who knows. I have seen a ton of negative reviews of him since the combine. Sometimes this whole draft process amazes me. You can play very well for multiple years (or somewhat average for multiple years), have a very good or very bad day or two in shorts/tshirt, and cause your draft stock to rise or plummet. Maybe instead of shorts/shirts they should do drills in full pads!!!
I kinda like Allen. I know you are a big fan of Locke, but I fear he (like Angerer) is going to be gone in the third or 4th. I just cant quite take a punter that high, no matter how good he is.
Boren to me is a no brain type of pick. Team has holes at FB and LB. They like guys who play multiple positions(Casey was a FB/TE, OD was TE/emergency QB, etc). Some people say that in addition to skill, Ed Reed also brings swagger and positive attitude to the team. Boren could also bring that positive attitude swagger.
Thanks a bunch BL! I always look forward to reading your commentary.