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 Alabama 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.
Really like this draft. Rick/Gary wont do this good.
Haven't seen Dixon/Jackson play,
Really like the Nix pick. Cant imagine how good JJ will look with Nix drawing double teams.
McCarron is my favorite QB other than Bridgewater and possibly Hogan in this draft. Great job.