Originally Posted by beerlover
Heading down the stretch, since doing this weeks ago, here are some tweaks based on final grades, team needs & fit for system. Still like double dipping WR position, that will not change. This is also a strong db class both @ corner & safety so double dipping here may be appropriate as well. Understand the desire to address nose tackle position but feel grade does not align well in this years draft for Wade & Texans but this is for you guys so inclined. Really expected Texans to identify this specific need through free agency but it hasn't happened yet, although plenty of time left until training camp to bring in someone via FA or Trade (still covet Jay Ratliff).
So here goes-
1. Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee, 6040 196
Speed kills, can't teach size of athletic ability either. Should be available #27 or Texans could trade down & possibly still acquire him if Rick Smith plays the gambler? Hopkins seems to be graded just out of Texan reach while Keenan Allen red flags are too troubling unless inside information says otherwise. Justin has the potential, to become Texans #1 WR in time, versatile to line up all over the field, mainly can really help stretch the field & create mis-matches. Ogletree seems to be locked into Giant/Bear selection 19/20 so projected off the board, would still take him if available.
2. Jesse Williams, NT, Alabama, 6033 323
Athletic enough to fit scheme, good size to hold the point & be disruptive fighting through gaps. Good value here, feel he falls further than most think because he is still raw, has shorter arms than ideal which concern me to fight off cut blocks with his narrow base, but need & value might just tempt Texans to solidify middle earlier than later in this situation.
3. Trevardo Williams, OLB, Connecticut, 6013 235
Projects to a 3-4 SAM. Explosive pass rush ability, does a good job shedding blocks, getting around the corner with speed & body lean. Ran 4.57 @ combine, productive sack machine (30.5 school record). Special teams & rotational depth as well pass rushing specialist.
3. Phillip Thomas, FS, Fresno State, 6005 210
Two way safety who is interchangeable in coverage or run support. Has nose for ball, will stick somebody but disciplined & coach-able. Ran pedistrian 4.65 which should drop him within range, before thought he was worthy of second round grade. Value pick, need/developmental/depth selection.
4. Vance McDonald, TE, Rice, 6041 4.68
Historically value point for TE position in Rick Smith era with good quality results. Replaces Casey, from same school, local, bigger body who will need to improve blocking skills but catches ball like a receiver, thus adding another weapon back into Schaub arsenal.
5. Jordan Mills, OT, Louisiana Tech, 6050 318
Great feet & athletic ability who fits in mix for swing tackle & ability to play LG as well. 34" arms, benched 20 & little slow off the start 1.84 10 split so is a developmental insurance policy to replace Butler, behind Harris.
6. Corey Fuller, WR, Virginia Tech, 6022 204
Another good sized, burner to stretch the field, develop & provide quality depth @ WR position which is going through transition. Sleeper talent with good feet & decent hands will push Hunter on downfield routes & really help spread defenses out.
6. Kayvon Webster, CB, South Florida, 5104 185
Solid build, steady/productive tackler with good outside speed 4.37 forty. Small school kid with excellent work ethic & ability to cover next level using good short area quickness, strength & good length (32 1/2" arms).
7. Keith Pough, ILB, Howard, 6016 239
Small school gem. Excellent special teams player who provides depth & developmental down the road to back-fill middle of defense behind starters. Shows excellent leadership, work ethic & nice size with long arms (33 3/4"). Sixth/Seventh rd. grade just hoping he still there checking ILB need off list.