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View Poll Results: 18th pick. Who do you take?
Thomas Davis, S, Georgia 3 5.26%
Erasmus James, DE, Wisconsin 1 1.75%
Ahmad Brooks, OLB, Virginia 13 22.81%
Marcus Spears, DE, L.S.U. 15 26.32%
Ronnie Brown, RB, Auburn 12 21.05%
Corey Webster, CB, L.S.U. 5 8.77%
David Pollack, DE, Georgia 2 3.51%
Dan Cody, DE, Oklahoma 3 5.26%
Anttaj Hawthorne, DT, Wisconsin 3 5.26%
Justin Miller, CB, Clemson 0 0%
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Old 11-23-2004   #1
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Which player do you take?
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Boy those are some nice options to have. I picked David Pollack, but Erasmus James or Ronnie Brown are my second choices.
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As of now, the Texans pick at #15.

I'm taking Brooks because he's the best player on your list & he can play ILB or OLB. However, I don't think he'll be there at #15, much less #18.
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I dont really know how far he will be available. But nfldraftcountdown.com has him being taken at #20 by Seattle.

I think he should be open around the 15th pick.
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I think he should be open around the 15th pick.
Brooks is a 249 lb 3-4 ILB who could project to OLB. He's lined up at WR for the Cavs in Hail Mary situations and has a 40 yard kickoff return. Guys like that just don't stay on draft boards very long. Brooks will likely have the best computer numbers for a ILB since Brian Urlacher in 2000. Urlacher went at #9 to the Bears from a mid-level school.

One interesting thing about Brooks is that his father Percy played DT for Washington when Charley Casserly was in the Skin's front office. Casserly has probably known Ahmad since he was a little boy. As a draft eligilbe Sophomore, Brooks is not a lock to leave early. He's started 2 years at Virginia after spending a year at a military prep school. I just don't think a guy like Brooks would leave school unless he got assurances from the NFL draft committee that he'd be a top 10 pick. Unless the Texans can't turn this losing streak around, I don't believe they'll be in a draft spot to select Ahmad Brooks.
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Thats nice and all, but you have no idea where he is going to go. He could go 8th, and he could go 28th. There are too many variables right now. Hell, we dont even know if he is coming out this year. Last year Steven Jackson fell to what? 24? People didnt think he would fall to 22, where Dallas was, and then Dallas up and trades the spot?

Lets just agree that he could go anywhere from 10-20 in round 1.

And with the way we are playing right now, we might just have the 12-13th pick...
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Do you not take Cedric Benson?
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Benson is just one of those guys who could slip under the radar for some reason. He's put up terrific numbers but he fumbles the ball occasionally. He reminds me of a Tiki Barber type of runner.
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I take Ronnie Brown, he is one of my favorite players right now, he will do whatever he can to get on the field an play, and that means lining up at FB, H-back, and WR. It says alots that Cadillac had to split time with him in the back field.
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Benson is just one of those guys who could slip under the radar for some reason. He's put up terrific numbers but he fumbles the ball occasionally. He reminds me of a Tiki Barber type of runner.
Barber is fast and explosive. Benson is a bruiser with little high end speed.
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That is what I see in Benson also, not much of a 4th gear. I think that would be very much exposed at the pro level. Brown could be a good choice though IMO. Doubt we would do it though. Casserly doesn't pick back very high and we have more need on defense than to pick a back with the 1st.
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Unless there's a can't possibly miss player available, I have to believe (& want to believe) that the Texans will go for a stud DT with their 1st pick. Walker's not getting any younger & the nagging injuries are starting to add up. We need a big, strong kid with a non stop motor.

Payne appears to be coming along nicely & Robaire was a real nice pickup. Deloach, Ioane, & Sears are solid backups, but Walker & Sears will both be 32 y/o next season. We've got to get a prospect to start grooming as Walker's replacement, or slide Payne over & insert the new kid into Payne's slot.

Some players that I'd take a look at are:

Rodrique Wright (6'5" 320lbs.): Assuming he comes out this year.
Anttaj Hawthorne (6'3" 315lbs.)
Anthony Bryant (6'2" 335lbs.)

My sleeper is:

Sione Pouha (6'3" 330lbs.)
Sione Pouha
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