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View Poll Results: How do you feel about our First rounder?
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Old 04-26-2012   #61
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Maybe the Texans are taking him for what he can be and not so much for next year. We'll see.
yeah, maybe but imo we needed a playmaker now. You & I are on same page. I am not doing back flips of joy but we will see. If we get a WR and OG that start, I'll be happy. I feel like I just watched a tie score game.
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i dunno i think mario was a lot stouter looking than him
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Might he get us to forget Mario sooner than later, especially with an extra 10-20 pounds?
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WMD will be a beast in this defense...
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I felt the opposite way about Watt...I was jacked when we took him. He looked like a beast on tape to me...
1 thing's apparent watching the little tape i've seen on him, he's definitely fast getting upfield and around the corner...tackles with have to respect that.
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yeah, maybe but imo we needed a playmaker now. You & I are on same page. I am not doing back flips of joy but we will see. If we get a WR and OG that start, I'll be happy. I feel like I just watched a tie score game.
I am pretty sure wie get a Starter at either OL or WR in the second round and some projects later on.

What are your guys thoughts on him as a ILB?
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From NickScurfield on Twitter:

"Phillips: "We could come up with something" to possibly play Mercilus, Barwin & Reed at the same time #Texans"
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Well, you just have to love a defensive player whose name is Mercilus.
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"Phillips: "We could come up with something" to possibly play Mercilus, Barwin & Reed at the same time #Texans"
I just got a chubby.....
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Default Re: Whitney Mercilus - First Round Pick

Posted this in the draft thread but how can you not love this reaction?



This guy has Texan written all over him!
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Default Re: Whitney Mercilus - First Round Pick

The first round is over and there are a lot of WRs left, so I am starting to feel pretty good about this pick. Many people are saying Mercilus should be great under a creative DC, and Wade fills that bill.
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"Phillips: "We could come up with something" to possibly play Mercilus, Barwin & Reed at the same time #Texans"
yeah, all that speed on the field at the same time will wreak havoc on o-lines.
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Default Whitney Mercilus - do you like the pick?

Simple question: how do you feel about our first round pick?
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How does he compare to Antonio Smith? I mean, I have never really studied Smith's size/weight/etc...but is it possible that we're drafting a bit of a flex guy who could stand in for Smith when Smith's contract is up? In the meantime, Wade (maybe???) is saying "Oh we can figure out how to get him out there."

Because Smith is going to want to see some "love" from the Texans on his next deal. It's just the game that gets played.
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Default Re: Whitney Mercilus - do you like the pick?

Right now, thumbs up.

But ask me again in November.
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The first round is over and there are a lot of WRs left, so I am starting to feel pretty good about this pick. Many people are saying Mercilus should be great under a creative DC, and Wade fills that bill.


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Posted this in the draft thread but how can you not love this reaction?



This guy has Texan written all over him!
hmmmm who wouldnt want to go to the #2 Defense in the NFL ? Not to mention he seems like a pretty good guy from what i have seen and heard about him.
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Simple question: how do you feel about our first round pick?
I like the pick so far.
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I am pretty sure wie get a Starter at either OL or WR in the second round and some projects later on.

What are your guys thoughts on him as a ILB?
I never watched him as I expected someone to reach and select him just ahead of us. Not seen any notes on him inside but he does have size:


Run defense: Lacks an obvious power element to his game and struggles to shed blocks on run plays. Doesn't consistently set the edge and will over run his responsibilities. Still developing his recognition skills and instincts. Struggles to consistently locate the ball and will get caught out of position at times. Explosion: Fires off the snap with a first step
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How does he compare to Antonio Smith? I mean, I have never really studied Smith's size/weight/etc...but is it possible that we're drafting a bit of a flex guy who could stand in for Smith when Smith's contract is up? In the meantime, Wade (maybe???) is saying "Oh we can figure out how to get him out there."

Because Smith is going to want to see some "love" from the Texans on his next deal. It's just the game that gets played.
Wouldnt think Mercilus would replace Smith. Smith is 290 and Mercilus is listed at 261. Would think he would be too small...
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