Originally Posted by Lucky
I'm pretty much with you on that. One problem could be that Braman is strictly a speed rusher, and doesn't have the strength to disengage from a good pass blocker. I know that the Texans have had difficulty beefing him up. Possibly due to his bad chompers (which I believe have been fixed). If Braman can get stronger this offseason, I think the Texans may have a secret pass rushing weapon in 2013.
ILB? I'm wondering what the Texans think about K-State's Arthur Brown. I've seen him in a lot of mocks going late 1st round. LSU's Minter also improved on his 40 time at his pro day, so he is probably back in the late 1st round picture. That the Texans haven't looked at ILB yet makes me think they will look for a solution in the draft.
Brown's measurables are very similar to Daryl Sharpton's.
Their playing weight were around the low 230s, with Brown about 1/2 an inch taller.
He bulked up for the draft to about 240 (as compared to 236 for Sharpton.)
They test about the same; their college productions are about the same; their tapes look about the same.
Actually, Sharpton was better at taking on blockers and was in man coverage much more often whereas Brown was mostly a hole/curl, curl/flat defender.
I see little value with Brown in the first.