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Old 05-30-2008   #16
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Default Re: Alex Brink

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Originally Posted by ChampionTexan View Post
As far as picking Brink in round 7, somebody (can't remember who) on this board made an observation at the time of the draft that I think was very insightful. With Gray and Rosenfels as #'s 2 & 3, what UDFA who's got any chance at all of making it in the NFL was going to sign with the Texans? We would have been able to get training camp fodder, but probably nothing more than that. Drafting Brink in the last round ensured that we'd have a practice squad eligible QB who Kubiak and Smith felt had at least a semi-realistic shot at being an NFL player. Taking a late round QB was probably the only way that was going to happen in '08. When the '09 season rolls around, and Gray's contract has expired, and Rosenfels is either dealt or in the final year of his contract, it will be nice to have seen Brink practice for a year, and have some idea of what he might become.
I like your thought process. Brink is a system QB who could be serviceable if & when needed as insurance, something the Texans are developing now at many positions.
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