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Old 12-17-2013   #87
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Default Re: If you could steal 1 player in the NFL for the Texans besides a QB, who would...

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Originally Posted by Double Barrel View Post
Who really made the decision on Amobi Okoye?

I remember sitting at Herv's house that draft with Vinny and Porky, and Vinny said that the Okoye pick was a stretch pick for a project player, at best. He mentioned several other players that ended up being great starters that the Texans could have picked instead of Okoye.

What a wasted first round pick. This franchise needs to get out of making decisions like that if they ever want to contend for a championship.
The entire draft class of 2007 was a complete waste as was 2008 (besides Brown) which is why I think we're screwed no matter what we do because we have the same moron drafting as we did then. We got one good player in 2 whole drafts.

2007
1/10 (from Atlanta) Amobi Okoye Defensive tackle Louisville
3/73 Jacoby Jones* Wide receiver Lane
4/123 (from New Orleans) Fred Bennett Cornerback South Carolina
5/144 Brandon Harrison Safety Stanford
5/163 (from New Orleans) Brandon Frye Offensive tackle Virginia Tech
6/183 Kasey Studdard Offensive guard Texas
7/218 Zac Diles Linebacker Kansas State

2008
1/26 (from Baltimore) Duane Brown Offensive tackle Virginia Tech
3/79 Antwaun Molden Cornerback Eastern Kentucky
3/89 (from Baltimore) Steve Slaton Running back West Virginia
4/118 Xavier Adibi Linebacker Virginia Tech
5/151 Frank Okam Defensive tackle Texas
6/173 (from Baltimore) Dominique Barber Safety Minnesota
7/223 Alex Brink Quarterback Washington State
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