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Old 04-23-2013   #23
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Default Re: With the 27th pick in the draft, the Houston Texans select...

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Originally Posted by mussop View Post
The bolded is confusing to me. What is it that Hunt can do that Short cant? Right now Short is head Nd shoulders above Hunt in every aspect of the game. The only thing Hunt has on Short at this point is that he's a better athlete. There's reall no comparison in the two as far as what they are capable of doing on the football field.

Hunt is a project player. There is a huge gamble in taking him. Great athletes dont always translate to great players. You can say he has a higher ceiling based on his physical abilities but at the same time you have to realize he has a way lower floor. He is similar to Okoye when we drafted him. Not sure at this point we should be gambling on upside. IMO we need to go for more experienced guys that have proven themselves consistently against top competition.
Agreed

Although I wouldn't be upset if Hunt was the pick at 27.

If your looking for just an amazing athlete to train on the DL. Lawrence Okoye in the 4th-6th rd represents better value than Hunt in the 1st.
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