Originally Posted by Second Honeymoon
translation: you don't agree with the Texans so you are ignored.
if the Texans had a better track record, I may give them the benefit of the doubt, but this pick smells like the Babin pick.
First, please don't play the martyr card.
Second, your Babin/Brown comparison is fundamentally flawed because you're ignoring the cost/benefit analysis behind each pick.
The Texans traded up
to get Babin, and it cost them a 2nd, 3rd, and a 4th to get the deal done.
They traded down
to get Brown, picking up an extra 3rd, which they used to draft Steve Slaton.
Texans Chick wrote a great blog entry recently about the damage Charley Casserly did to the franchise with his handling of mid-round picks. The Babin trade is a perfect example of what she was referring to. We all agree that the franchise has made a number of poor draft decisions since its inception, but the guys running the show now have a completely different approach. Even if Brown proves to be a reach, what did he cost? Very little, IMO.