Originally Posted by badboy
I've been pushing Keenum for two years and looks like he can be the answer.
Round 1 # 10 NT Luis Nix Notre Dame 6'3" 326 Clogs middle usually double teamed & can collapse pocket. Any sacks are just extra. I see him developing under Phillips as a 3 down player ala Woolfork. Opens up alleys for OLBs and Watt.
Round 2 # 42 ILB University of Connecticutt Yawin Smallwood 6' 2 240 team suffered HC firing but he keeps trucking. 77 tackles 1 sack. 2012 next to Texans Trevardo WIlliams, YS had 120 tackles with 15 behind LOS. Kiper had him ranked 3rd ILB will be 22 YOA at draft. Huge motor that will get better. Good in coverage. I think Christian Jones will be gone.
Round 3 # 74 QB U of Texas A J McCarron 6' 3" 214 a steal in top of third & most NFL ready QB that makes all the throws. 1600 yds @ 8.72. 14 TDs to 3 INTs. Mr. Consistent for 3 years that has annihilated every team and held off Johnny Football this season. Solidifies QB position & will benefit Texans negotiating new contract for Keenum in 2015.
Round 4 # 106 Safety Baylor Ahmad Dixon 6' 205 4.39 (baylorbears.com) 22 YOA can play nickle corner. 2012: playing as hybrid linebacker 102 T 2 INTs, 2 hurries and 3 breakups, 1 sack. I cannot find out why rated so low. His assault charge for popping a guy he thought broke into Dixon's apartment does not concern me. Replaces McClain and eventually Manning.
Round 5 # 139 RT Tenn Ja'Wuan James 6' 6" 318 resolves position as plug and play. May not fall this far but I think team woes hurts him.
Round 6 # 171 CB N.D. Bennett Jackson 6' 195 4.5 former WR 2012: 65T with 45 solo (guy likes to hit) 4 INTs puts pressure on KJ to re-sign for 2015.
Round 7 # 203 DE UCLA Cassius Marsh 6'4 260 (frame can hold another 15) 2012 50 T 10.5 for loss, 8 sacks 2 block punts. Someone may risk a higher pick.
I know we will need RB to back up Foster but think UDFA or vet will be signed.
I hope not. I'd hate to lose to Texas 49-42 :P
That being said, I like Nix in the 1st for us. It would shore up the D-line for a while. I'm high on Smallwood in the second as well. Nothing wrong with bringing in a talented QB in the 3rd, so the McCarron pick is good too.
Round 4 I have us going safety as well. The assault thing might keep the FO away but good pick and good round to pick it in.
Don't know much about Ja'Wuan James but I would address O-line earlier, personally. If Jake Matthews falls to us in the 1st, or Taylor Lewan, I'd take them in a heartbeat.
Round 6 is also great, someone who can push Brice McCain and KJax.
Round 7 if we get Cassius Marsh in the 7th it would be an absolute steal. Love that pick.