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Old 12-31-2009   #21
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Asamoah isnt bad but Iupati is on another level.

I just hope he doesnt look so good at the combine that LT talk get started. He will never fall to us then.

The talk of moving him to OT has already started. I've read on other forums of possibly moving him to RT since he doesn't seem to possess LT speed and quickness. After the combine this OT talk will most likely get even louder.

I agree with others we seem to have won our way out of the Joe Haden discussion and at this point I'm not sure who we take in the 1st round. I think that Trevard Lindley, Patrick Robinson, or possibly Dan Williams-DT could be our 1st round pick, but I'd like to trade down if possible to the mid 20's and pick up an extra 3rd round pick.
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The talk of moving him to OT has already started. I've read on other forums of possibly moving him to RT since he doesn't seem to possess LT speed and quickness. After the combine this OT talk will most likely get even louder.

I agree with others we seem to have won our way out of the Joe Haden discussion and at this point I'm not sure who we take in the 1st round. I think that Trevard Lindley, Patrick Robinson, or possibly Dan Williams-DT could be our 1st round pick, but I'd like to trade down if possible to the mid 20's and pick up an extra 3rd round pick.
I think trade down would be best scenario, but I thought that last year too.
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The talk of moving him to OT has already started. I've read on other forums of possibly moving him to RT since he doesn't seem to possess LT speed and quickness. After the combine this OT talk will most likely get even louder.

I agree with others we seem to have won our way out of the Joe Haden discussion and at this point I'm not sure who we take in the 1st round. I think that Trevard Lindley, Patrick Robinson, or possibly Dan Williams-DT could be our 1st round pick, but I'd like to trade down if possible to the mid 20's and pick up an extra 3rd round pick.
If my math is right (questionable) the highest we could pick is 14 and the lowest is around 21. I also would love to see us trade down and get another pick in the 3rd round. The talent from 20 to 30 is very even. hopefully a WR or QB fall to our pick and someone gets ansy and wants to jump up and secure them.
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I'm not against drafting Iupati but not in the 1st round. Very few OG's have ever been drafted in the 1st round, I think he could be had in the 2nd round. I think that CB is a higher priority in the 1st round and if we can't get Haden then I'd try to trade down and pick Lindley or Robinson in the late 1st round and then go after an OG in the 2nd.

If we change head coaches and blocking schemes then Iupati would be a serious consideration in the 1st round after a trade down.
Our interior OL is undoubtedly the biggest need for the Texans. If Iupati is as good as advertised he'd more than likely be BPA when we pick. Better to nail the position with a future all pro than go the safe route and hope we can find a starter in a later round that can compete with NFL DL.

Rewatch the Texans inside the 10 yard line this year and i'm sure that you'll agree we need to do whatever is necessary to fix our short yardage run game. If that means drafting an interior OL in the 1st round then that's what we're gonna have to do.
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I was all about drafting Brandon Albert in the middle of the first round a few years ago as a LG. I really think he's an All-Pro OG. Of course the Chiefs drafted him in the top 5, paid him way more than he's worth, and started him right away at a new position. Now, the Chiefs may be drafting another LT and putting Albert back to OG. Let's pray we aren't that terrible of a franchise.

I've only seen Idaho play twice this year, and I like him. I'm not sure he's a top 15 talent. I don't have quite the same feeling about him as I did about Albert, but Iupati is the only OG even in this discussion.
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I was all about drafting Brandon Albert in the middle of the first round a few years ago as a LG. I really think he's an All-Pro OG. Of course the Chiefs drafted him in the top 5, paid him way more than he's worth, and started him right away at a new position. Now, the Chiefs may be drafting another LT and putting Albert back to OG. Let's pray we aren't that terrible of a franchise.
Chiefs drafted Dorsey at 5. Albert went #15 to KC which was 3 spots before the Texans original pick.
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I think there is about a 0% chance we draft Mike Iupati, and here's why...

Alex Gibbs likes his Guards to be not much bigger than 300 pounds, and likes finesse over power in his zone-blocking scheme.

Let's take a look at our Guards on the Texans roster...

Chester Pitts 6'4" 308lbs.
Mike Brisiel 6'5" 300lbs.
Antoine Caldwell 6'3" 305lbs.
Kasey Studdard 6'3" 302lbs.
Tutan Reyes 6'3" 310lbs.
Chris White 6'2" 290lbs.

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Mike Iupati is 6'6" 330lbs.

^ He just doesn't fit Alex Gibbs' track record of Guards he has used/prefers.

Jon Asamoah at 6'4" 315lbs. on the other hand, is a much more believable prospect for the Texans to draft.
I think our OL is around that weight because typically that's about where the most athletic O-linemen are at. Iupati seems to be much more athletic than any other 330lb person I've every seen... and probably more athletic most of the Texans OL! I'd say he carries his weight well...

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Too talented to play in our scheme.
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Hey Draft him, we need OG in a very bad way! We need more push from our Oline! Our running game just plain sucks this year! How many games we could have won if we had a running game!
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People are starting to take notice. Here is LZ on pati.

Okay, I finally watched a couple of games on him and WOW is all I can say about his athleticism. I see some areas of pass protection that could be a problem and he relies much more on strength and athleticism rather than technique. If I'm the Steelers I'm taking a very close look at him in the first because of how dire their need is but I would give him a late 1st to early 2nd grade. You just don't see that type of athleticism in that size guard.

Funny he mentions the Steelers. I have been saying for awhile now that I dont see pati getting past the steelers @ 18.
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Interview with Mike on NDC.com

http://www.draftcountdown.com/interv...ike-Iupati.php

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Scott Wright: In 2008 you missed some time with a shoulder injury. Can you talk about the nature of that injury and where are you health-wise now?
Mike Iupati: It’s completely healed.

It was a tore labrum and I had to have it surgically repaired.



Scott Wright: You have a reputation as a player who really takes care of business in the weight room. What are your personal bests?
Mike Iupati: Bench: 400 | Squat: 580 | Power Clean: 330
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