Originally Posted by bckey
This could turn out to be one of the best drafts in Texans history. Pretty happy with it. Can't wait until camp starts.
Picks that should work out well:
Hopkins will be a Day 1 starter. Swearinger will be playing A LOT, in the 3rd role that Quin played for us.
Montgomery will be a situational guy like we used Mercilus last year. If he flashes, he could pass Mercilus. We'll just have to wait and see.
The two OT's will earn their way onto the O-Line if they can flash well in camp and preseason. We saw what our OL did in camp and preseason, so I think these two guys either surpass a couple guys or they settle in and play a depth role and rotational role this year. Will be interesting to see how this plays out.
Picks that are questionable/doubtful:
4/Trevardo Williams/DE (Projects here as a LB, IMO)
Nothing here jumps out at me.
Notice that we traded UP in the 6th round. In the 6th round, the Cardinals picked WR Swope (A&M) at pick 174...the Browns pick next at 175 and BAM! we've traded up to 176 and select Quessenberry.
That tells me that it's possible we were targeting Swope and once he was off the board, during the time the Browns were on the clock on the next pixk at 175, we decided we better go to Plan B and move up pick 176 so that we wouldn't lose Quessenberry too. FYI: We selected a smaller guy named Bonner, WR, and I think Swope was going to be that guy for us but the Cardinals got Swope before we could.
In Round 4, if Sean Porter was a guy we needed to consider...we lost him to the Bengals who grabbed him at 118 overall and we picked 6 spots later and got a guy I am not impressed with, Trevardo Williams (Connecticut).
Pretty much rounds 1,2 and 3 with Quessenberry in the 6th are the only picks I think stand out. Rounds 4, 5 and the other guys in round 6...meh.
Half the draft looks great, the other half looks very meh to me.
Anybody else agree or have a different take on this? Let me know.