The other way to look at the drafts is we have 1 player who has exhibited pro-bowl caliber play. That's a 7% success rate! Will there be more in time? I'm sure there will, there is some talent in that group, and I believe a true desire to improve. But there is always more than one way to measure success. I mean with all those great draftees the Oilers took? They brought us how many Superbowls?
This years number one pick? It can be argued that he is either "versatile" by the fact of the positions he has played, or that he had to be moved around because he has yet to excel at any position he has played. Giving up 8.5 sacs in college, that would probably double in NFL terms. He is a work in progress, and I hope for the best under the tutelage of Gibbs. Gibbs really gives a player his best chance at success. The running back? I have high hopes for this guy. I think we took him in the right place, and I believe he is more talented than his number show. What about the poker strategy in the draft?
Sitting at 18 there are still at least five highly coveted players still on the board. Otah, Jenkens, Mendenhall, Flowers, and Talib. We got Jerry Jones turning green, and sitting by a puke bucket for fear of losing Jenkins.
He has a fist full of draft choices, and has stated publicly he is in a trading mood. We hold a full house and we trade for a pair. Could we have done better? I think so. I believe every player we picked up is a developmental player. They may very well prove to be good or great players in time. Is that going to help us rise above mediocrity this season? Probably not.
We have a tough schedule this season, and we are expecting better results than last year, playing against teams that actually picked impact players. I love the Texans, I hope for the best, but I don't like spoon fed pablum from a spin doctor either.Does anyone know why we added a fifth QB (other than being another Kubs pet project)?! I mean seriously.