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View Poll Results: How do you feel about our First rounder?
I like it 190 78.19%
I dislike it 9 3.70%
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Old 04-26-2012   #81
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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!
Especially for a guy who was expected to be taken earlier. I am stoked. This guy wants to be a Texan and has the motor for it. I don't know what rey is watching but this kid chases EVERY ball down. Even from opposite sides of the field.
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when the pick first came down, didn't know what to think honestly. The more i see of him though, the more i'm starting to like the pick.
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i dunno i think mario was a lot stouter looking than him
Mario is 2 inches taller and 20 pounds heavier. Mario is a freak, pure muscle. Mercilus could look like him if he works out more.
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Default Re: Whitney Mercilus - First Round Pick

You could be right, GP, if Mercilus adds about 20 lbs...

Combine 4.63, 27 reps, 32" vertical
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I think we've hit a home run in the first round tonight.
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I like it. We need at least 3 stud OLB to rotate. He has good size and motor. Just another tool to take down Lucklockbert.
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Default Re: Whitney Mercilus - First Round Pick

The thing is, we can quote ourselves silly from scouting reports, but until we see him in pre season we really don't know. I for one will just trust Wade on this. We did last year, and it worked out really well for us.
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I think we've hit a home run in the first round tonight.
A little early for that... We'll see how it goes... Right now i only "like" the pick, and am excited about the possibilities...
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Default Re: Whitney Mercilus - do you like the pick?

They got the position I wanted but I'm not a fan of one year wonders in the first. He's got the talent and his one year as a starter was obviously beast mode, but I am 50/50 at this point.
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Easily BPA and a special player with a redlined motor. Great selection!


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Default Re: Whitney Mercilus - 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.
Right now? Mercilus is 6'3" and 260#. Antonio Smith is 6'4" and 280#.

I expect Mercilus to be in the OLB rotation with Barwin and Reed.

I expect there to be nickel packages with Barwin, Smith, Watt, Reed on the line and Mercilus and Cush playing LB. And I expect there to be a full suite of blitzes and zone blitzes off that.
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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.
I would not compare them at all. SMith is DE/DT and Mercy is DE/OLB if that makes sense.

I want to stress I am not saying Phillips cannot make him into a terror; just not the guy I expected as OLB #26.
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Default Re: Whitney Mercilus - do you like the pick?

Im almost shocked he was still available .... They were thin at OLB behind Barwin and Reed , needed help at OLB and they got it.

Also insurance for Barwins pending FA.
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Right now? Mercilus is 6'3" and 260#. Antonio Smith is 6'4" and 280#.

I expect Mercilus to be in the OLB rotation with Barwin and Reed.

I expect there to be nickel packages with Barwin, Smith, Watt, Reed on the line and Mercilus and Cush playing LB. And I expect there to be a full suite of blitzes and zone blitzes off that.
Almost feel bad for Gabbert, Luck and Locker.

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Default Re: Whitney Mercilus - do you like the pick?

Athletic pass rusher with a high motor? Sounds good to me!!!
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Blaine Gabbert is gonna be saying this even more next year..

Whoa, m***********.

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Default Re: Whitney Mercilus - First Round Pick

I really like the pick. I was getting incredibly nervous about them making a huge mistake in drafting a guy like Cordy Glenn which I thought didn't fit our scheme at all, i was relieved when we took this guy. I honestly wanted Hill the most but the fact that he was passed in the first round was pretty telling.


I'm hoping tomorrow for us to trade up and get Randle. I think we can afford that luxury. We can give up one of our extra 4ths to move up.
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I'm hoping tomorrow for us to trade up and get Randle. I think we can afford that luxury. We can give up one of our extra 4ths to move up.
I'm good with that.
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I like the pick a lot. Keeps the olbs fresher which should lead to more balls to the walls pressure. There will probably be packages with him reed smith barwin watt and cushing. I wanted no part of Mike Adams or Coby Fleener so I am happy. The best part is there is a ton of wr depth left for us to make moves in round 2-3. We look for specific linemen and I trust whoever we draft prob third or fourth round for OL so I trust Smith. Round two you have:Hill, Randle, Sanu, quick all left. Me personally let's go.for randle or quick.
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