Originally Posted by nunusguy
While I'm as pleased as anyone with last years improved running game and
especially the surprise in discovering D.Davis, he is only a 4th round pick.
Far and away our biggest investment in the draft has been our QB &
WRs from Florida. In other words, I don't think we're moving towards a ball control (running, possession receving) type offensive when
Mr. McNair has made the investment in the long range fire power he has,
even though the more conservative approach might be DCs prefered mode.
We aren't moving toward a ball controll offense--we have always been one--or a team that attempted to have one. Where the draft picks are spent is a function of value and where you have to spend them to get performance at that position. DD was available in the 4th so the package of talent of AJ in the 1st and DD in the 4th was better than a RB in the 1st and a WR in the 4th. If you recall the 2003 draft, the first RB taken was a gimp that couldn't play for a year at #23--McGahee. The Texans were at #3. AJ was worth #3, no RB was. Also, the Texans invested not only a 4th into the running game, but signed a free agent--Mack, and used a 2nd on Hollings. That is a lot of attention to the position in one year.