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Old 04-26-2008   #141
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Default Re: Duane Brown: First Round pick of the Texans

Living in the Virginia area I have had the opportunity to see this kid in action for the last couple of years. He has been a starter for 3 years. He has had some injuries but has played thru them and never given up. This may not be the best pick but it sure isn't the worst Houston has made.
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I don't know. The Texans needed a pick that would really ignite the fanbase. Duane Brown is not it. We will see how this all turns out. I am hoping for the best. Would have liked Mike Jenkins in the back. He was not a reach at 18. The dropoff in CB's is pretty big, too (especially when you don't even have a second).
The Texans can't do anything else at this point to ignite the fanbase except to WIN. No player is going to sell tickets at this point, IMO. If the Texans were a bad team subjected to TV blackouts...it would be a different story. This isn't the Texans of 2 years ago. It's an 8-8 team looking to take the next step by methodically upgrading its talent at each position.
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I am mystified that the Texan's front office refuses to consult this message board and take advantage of all the advice from so many draft experts.
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I'm not going to lie and act like this is the best pick out there BUT the one thing that differentiates Kubes and Smith vs the past regime is their drafting and picking up diamonds in FA to fit needs. I feel like there is some goodwill there to trust this pick and figure they can use the 3rd for a RB that will still be there and that fits the system.

Overall I'm a proponent of BPA when the draft falls right. I think sticking at 18and taking Mendenhall or Jenkins then instead of getting cute was the best move. But again I defer to the pros and realize this guy might be perfect for the system.
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Well i was all for it, if it was chris williams, otah, albert, not this guy no one has heard of
Had anyone really heard of Tom Brady when he was drafted? Who cares what position they're drafted at if they produce and make the team better? We can't say how he'll do until we see him play. I haven't heard of TONS of players that are drafted...does that mean they're not good? Knowing who a player is is merely relative to how much time you spend watching college football.

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I don't know. The Texans needed a pick that would really ignite the fanbase. Duane Brown is not it.
I wouldn't worry...I think wins will ignite the fanbase. A flashy pick will only last so long if you aren't winning. Mendenhall might have been great, sure...but how is he going to be that "incredible" back if no holes are open for him to run through?
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Brilliant. Duane Brown was ranked:

56th best overall player by Gosselin.
66th best by SI.com
85th best by ProFootballWeekly.com
165th best by Scout.com

Maybe he'll be great, but there's no way he's not a reach. Kiper thinks he's better than Baker and Cherilus, at least.

I'm officially depressed.


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8th best OT by usatoday; 57th overall; projected to go in the 2-3 round.

seems like a reach to me.

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I think I will trust Alex Gibbs,Kubes and Smith on this matter. I didn't know much about this guy but he looks very solid on the highlights they showed. I was disappointed not drafting Mendenhall but I got over it and welcome Brown to the Texans. Besides there is a reason Mendenhall dropped this far.

Give this regime a little credit before jumping off the edge. We have (2) 3rd rounders now in a pretty deep draft.


Another good thing out of this, we finally addressed our OL issue with a 1st rounder.
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Brilliant. Duane Brown was ranked:

56th best overall player by Gosselin.
66th best by SI.com
85th best by ProFootballWeekly.com
165th best by Scout.com

Maybe he'll be great, but there's no way he's not a reach. Kiper thinks he's better than Baker and Cherilus, at least.

I'm officially depressed.
So he's a reach because media guys dont have him rated where guys who get paid to draft players picked him?
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So, Forte doesn't last to the third.

No real surprise.
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I think I will trust Alex Gibbs,Kubes and Smith on this matter. I didn't know much about this guy but he looks very solid on the highlights they showed. I was disappointed not drafting Mendenhall but I got over it and welcome Brown to the Texans. Besides there is a reason Mendenhall dropped this far.

Give this regime a little credit before jumping off the edge. We have (2) 3rd rounders now in a pretty deep draft.


Another good thing out of this, we finally addressed our OL issue with a 1st rounder.
My favorite clip was seeing him run stride for stride with the ballcarrier downfield and picking off defenders. That's exactly what we need out of our LT. Plus he's got the feet to handle the edge rushers that we've never had at LT. Methinks he compares favorably to a converted TE that happened to be a pro bowl LT last season in Jason Peters of the Buffalo Bills.
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Duane Brown was ranked:

56th best overall player by Gosselin.
66th best by SI.com
85th best by ProFootballWeekly.com
165th best by Scout.com


and he went 26th overall?

we could have got him in the third round
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yeah but mario williams brings us sacks, tackles, fumbles, possibly an interception

What does a lineman bring? a pancake?
Wow. Possibly one of the most ignorant things that I've heard in a while. O-lineman might not have "stats" that are flashy, but to think that lineman bring nothing to the table is just...

What do lineman bring? They bring precious second for a QB to make his reads and get the ball to his reciever. They bring the blocking that MAKES a running back successful or unsuccessful. They might not be catching TDs and making INTs and forcing fumbles, making highlight reels, and catching the attention of everyone out there, but O-lineman are as important as ANY position out there.
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So he's a reach because media guys dont have him rated where guys who get paid to draft players picked him?
seems like a reach to me; a project. I hope I am wrong.
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Duane Brown was ranked:

56th best overall player by Gosselin.
66th best by SI.com
85th best by ProFootballWeekly.com
165th best by Scout.com


and he went 26th overall?

we could have got him in the third round
That's assuming all the teams ranked players exactly how these media services do. I can't imagine how much stuff goes on behind the scenes in every team's draft room. For all we know, Seattle or San Diego could have picked him if we passed. And how do we know he would be available to us in the 2nd if we wanted to trade up then? Or if he would be available to us in the 3rd?
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My favorite clip was seeing him run stride for stride with the ballcarrier downfield and picking off defenders. That's exactly what we need out of our LT. Plus he's got the feet to handle the edge rushers that we've never had at LT. Methinks he compares favorably to a converted TE that happened to be a pro bowl LT last season in Jason Peters of the Buffalo Bills.
He looks like he fits in Alex Gibbs offensive line. I'm easy to please as a fan.

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Duane Brown was ranked:

56th best overall player by Gosselin.
66th best by SI.com
85th best by ProFootballWeekly.com
165th best by Scout.com


and he went 26th overall?

we could have got him in the third round
Assuming those people's projections are correct - we could have had him in the third. Apparently the Texan's staff did not believe they were correct, and boldly decided to ignore them all.
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I am mystified that the Texan's front office refuses to consult this message board and take advantage of all the advice from so many draft experts.
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