Originally Posted by mussop
Have we ever drafted to fill holes? I just don't see the texans going into the draft saying, we have to fill these holes. It may have a small impact but no way do they approach it saying, ok we have to get an ILB, NT, OT and a WR in the first four rounds like everyone here wants mocks to go.
Thats just unrealistic.
I think, under Smith at least, the concept has always been to take the BPA at a position of need.
We needed a left tackle, we drafted Duane Brown (and a lot of people thought we reached.)
We needed linebackers and we drafted Cushing, Sharpton, and Reed.
We needed a RB (after failing to find one in FA) and we drafted Slaton and Tate.
We needed a DB and we drafted Kareem and McMannis and when Kareem didn't have a good rookie season, we drafted Brandon Harris and Roc Carmichael.
We need a WR and we draft Posey and Martin.
I can't remember a year under this regime where they didn't draft someone to fill almost all (if not all) of the holes perceived that year going into the draft.