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Old 04-13-2013   #1
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Default Top 5 Best and Worst Draft picks in Texans History

NFL.com will be doing a piece on the top 5 best and worst picks for our team on April 22nd. I couldn't wait that long, so I did my own list.

This is just my own opinion, so feel free to list your own opinions on how the list goes.

http://houstontexanfansr.blogspot.co...aft-picks.html

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Charles Hill has to be one of our worst draft picks. Tony Hollings as well.
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Charles Hill has to be one of our worst draft picks. Tony Hollings as well.
I didn't put Hollings on the list, due to him being selected in the Supplemental draft.

As for Charles Hill, I actually had no memory of him. Remember, I was a bit younger in 2002

I give him somewhat of a break though, due to the fact that we had 12 picks in the draft that season. I know you never want to waste a draft pick, but with the amount we had that season, since we were new, it didn't hurt as bad as taking a first rounder like Travis Johnson, and Babin.
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I can't see putting Anthony Hill on that list. He was a 4th round TE drafted to be a blocking TE. The fact that he was injured and didn't see the field a lot doesn't bother me in the least.

I would have put Carr, Morency, Ragone, Charles Hill, and guys like that on there before a 4th round blocking TE.
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On Jason Babin - I maintained at the time that Casserly properly identified a talent there. But trading away picks to move up and grab him, then misusing him for four years, was the biggest part of the problem. Babin had somewhat questionable character as well. But he did go on to have a couple great seasons that showed what he had the talent to do - 30 or so sacks in two seasons. That the Texans never developed and/or utilized that talent was just one more failure of a terrible HC/GM tandem.

To me, Amobi Ok0ye has to be in the top 5 worst, not only because of where he was drafted and how poorly he performed to that expectation, but also because of who the team passed on and the fact that the team was not good enough to be taking on development projects in the first round (early first, too) at that point.
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To me, Amobi Ok0ye has to be in the top 5 worst, not only because of where he was drafted and how poorly he performed to that expectation, but also because of who the team passed on and the fact that the team was not good enough to be taking on development projects in the first round (early first, too) at that point.
Which is why I have him as number 4.
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On Jason Babin - I maintained at the time that Casserly properly identified a talent there. But trading away picks to move up and grab him, then misusing him for four years, was the biggest part of the problem. Babin had somewhat questionable character as well. But he did go on to have a couple great seasons that showed what he had the talent to do - 30 or so sacks in two seasons. That the Texans never developed and/or utilized that talent was just one more failure of a terrible HC/GM tandem.
Unless you consider tattoos a character issue, can't imagine what you are talking about because Babin was without negative character issues as far as anybody knew. For example, by all reports he was a devoted family man.
Trading away picks ? Maybe you thought Casserly overpaid for the 27th overall, but don't know what that's got to do with Babin being a bad pick. Misusing him or not coaching him correctly ? What's that got to do with him being a bad pick ?
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NFL.com will be doing a piece on the top 5 best and worst picks for our team on April 22nd. I couldn't wait that long, so I did my own list.

This is just my own opinion, so feel free to list your own opinions on how the list goes.

http://houstontexanfansr.blogspot.co...aft-picks.html

Hope you enjoy!
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Tony hollings came to mind

Nfl and texan doctors saying Boselli was ready to go HAS to be number 1
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Tony hollings came to mind

Nfl and texan doctors saying Boselli was ready to go HAS to be number 1
I didn't include the expansion draft. I agree Boselli would have gone high, but it was the expansion draft, and not the college draft. I just wanted to do the College draft, since that is what is coming up.
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2. Joppru
3. Okoye
4. Travis Johnson
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Felt bad for Joppru at the time. He had no injury history when we drafted him.IIRC


Put some salt in the wound...Jason whitten was drafted #69 in the 3rd round that year


However I doubt his career would be like it was being hwwsnn was Qb'ing for the fiirst few years
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As far as best picks

1) Andre Johnson (thank you Detroit)
2) JJ Watt
3) Brian Cushing
4) Demeco Ryans
5) Duane Brown
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1bennie joppru
2jason babin
3travis johnson
4amobi okoye
5antoine caldwell


im not putting carr on here. he had all the tools.
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1bennie joppru
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5antoine caldwell


im not putting carr on here. he had all the tools.
And did nothing with them.
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1bennie joppru
2jason babin
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5antoine caldwell


im not putting carr on here. he had all the tools.
Sure he did. He just misplaced the one between his ears.
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Sure he did. He just misplaced the one between his ears.
Here's his rookie card . I think he lacked more of something else .

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Alex Brink was a WTF PICK if u ask me even if it was a 7th round pick right ..???
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Alex Brink was a WTF PICK if u ask me even if it was a 7th round pick right ..???
He wasn't who I expected and there were better guys available BUT... it's a 7th round flyer on a guy they thought they saw something they might be able to develop. That doesn't bother me at all.

Of course, the next pick was Steve Johnson of the Bills. I'd love to have him on our team at this point.
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I can't make Carr my number one worst because in a different situation he may have been okay.

Not Joppru's fault he was hurt all the time. Wasted talent and never know what we might have had.

Okoye is my number one worst pick. Sorry, but you don't burn your first round pick on a prospect. Who we passed on is always a kick in the balls as well. Travis Johnson runs a close second for me.

Number one best has always be Andre. Watt is making a serious run at the spot though.
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