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Old 11-09-2007   #41
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I'm sorry, but....we won't have the 7th draft pick. We had 6 wins last year, and what pick did we have? We should have 7 this year at least. We will pick closer to 13th, and realistically...no one is going to want to trade a second rounder, and a later first, for a 13th pick. It's just easier said than done.
We had the 8th pick. We picked at 10th due to the Schaub trade. Teams 6-8 all had 6 wins but we had the hardest schedule and so picked at 8.
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We will pick closer to 13th, and realistically...no one is going to want to trade a second rounder, and a later first, for a 13th pick. It's just easier said than done.
In 05 the Texans had the 13th pick then traded down w/Saints to the 16th spot (selected Travis Johnson) & got their 3rd rd. pick in 06 (which turned into Eric Winston). If elite prospects from the Junior class come out early the Texans can stay put & still draft one (RB, CB/FS, LT) @ #13. plenty of teams would want one of these players too offering their 2nd + 1st to move up & get him
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I'm sorry, but....we won't have the 7th draft pick. We had 6 wins last year, and what pick did we have? We should have 7 this year at least. We will pick closer to 13th, and realistically...no one is going to want to trade a second rounder, and a later first, for a 13th pick. It's just easier said than done.
Our record is 4 wins and 5 losses. It is quite possible we may not win another. Whether we like that or not, we should be open to everything. As for no one trading a second for a 13, I said the same on another thread and it was pointed out that several teams have done just that. In fact, one team gave two firsts to move up, if I remember the post correctly.
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I think I'll respond to this thread like I do all others like it:

How about we take the best player available in each round, regardless of position... Rick Smith will use free agency to fill gaping holes. The draft is for building greatness and for the future. You can't hamstring your team by chosing what position you take before you know who's there.
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I hate losing Robinson, but i think getting Johnson and schaub back will make this team better. Thats not to diminish his contributions and they would be better with him, but i think the offense will make the defense play better. Why? Johnson and schaub back the coverage will change thus making the running game better , which will keep the defense off the field. I think they will win games by their offense alone just like Cleveland has been doing. The 1st victim will be the saints. mark it down.
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I hate losing Robinson, but i think getting Johnson and schaub back will make this team better. Thats not to diminish his contributions and they would be better with him, but i think the offense will make the defense play better. Why? Johnson and schaub back the coverage will change thus making the running game better , which will keep the defense off the field. I think they will win games by their offense alone just like Cleveland has been doing. The 1st victim will be the saints. mark it down.
plus about this time last season, the defense seemed to get better. Let's hope that happens again. If our offensive scoring picks up some and defense can maintain as before loss of Dunte, maybe we can squeak past 1-3 teams.
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I think I'll respond to this thread like I do all others like it:

How about we take the best player available in each round, regardless of position... Rick Smith will use free agency to fill gaping holes. The draft is for building greatness and for the future. You can't hamstring your team by chosing what position you take before you know who's there.
The problem that I have with your approach is two fold. 1. There is virtually no one in free agency to fill our glaring holes. There are two pretty good CBs and one avg CB. You will over pay for all three. Our needs at FS, LT,RB and Center (maybe one FA possibility) will not be addressed by a significant addition. #2. If the best college player available is a DT, WR, QB, MLB or SS in the first four picks, you would draft him. I would draft a dire need even if quality is a little off. This was discussed at length on another thread.
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The problem that I have with your approach is two fold. 1. There is virtually no one in free agency to fill our glaring holes. There are two pretty good CBs and one avg CB. You will over pay for all three. Our needs at FS, LT,RB and Center (maybe one FA possibility) will not be addressed by a significant addition. #2. If the best college player available is a DT, WR, QB, MLB or SS in the first four picks, you would draft him. I would draft a dire need even if quality is a little off. This was discussed at length on another thread.

That should have a huge "as of now" placed in it somewhere, as there are always several players cut at the start of FA each year. You cannot judge the NFL FA class till the signing period starts.

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Why would you pick up two OT's? Winston is locked in at RT.
B/C we also resign Ron Dayne and he breaks the new guys leg too.
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Default Re: Completely new approach for Texans 08

I can't say that I agree with your way of thinking. If we had a solid secondary, we would have locked up that game against the Titans...after having coming back under what was a fairly mediocre line-up in light of all of our injuries. A good defense makes things easier for your offense, if only because the offense make much happen when they spend so much time on the side-line as a result of our inability to stop offenses on third down.

I would say that our first round pick should be spent on a shiny new CB. We need depth, as well as yet another reason to dump Faggins. My suggestions would be DeJuan Tribble (Boston College) or Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (Tennesee State). We need another dynamic player in our secondary. Bennett looks like he will pan out well, but with Faggins and seemingly everyone at the safety positions playing poorly and the future of Dunta Robinson uncertain...it would only make sense to build on what is the weakest link in our football team.
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