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We've hashed over our favorite players ad nauseum. I don't want to turn this into another qb thread, let's agree that is the most important position and put it aside for now. Keeping in mind that O'Brien has stated he values intelligent, versatile and hard working individuals, who it the one player that embodies that the most for the Texans? We know where the major holes are and know we need depth everywhere, but which ONE player can help this team the most?
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I suspect I will be alone or close to it on this but ILB.
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I suspect I will be alone or close to it on this but ILB.
I think that's a decent call actually.
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I suspect I will be alone or close to it on this but ILB.
I think it has to be either ILB or NT.
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currently Texans do not have a starting caliber NT, DE (opposite Watt), ILB (next to Cushing) RT have no freaking clue but willing to roll out with Fitzpatrick & develop a QB if taken later in the draft. that about sums it up. so highest order is probably DE to replace Antonio Smith who fits into Crennel system http://www.houstontexans.com/tv-medi...0-80c5aae06c0f having said all that my one player is Aaron Donald! Difference between the two is Donald kicks inside while Clowney would kick outside.
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Default Re: Who makes the biggest impact?

OT... if we grab a guy like Greg Robinson, not only does he fill a major hole at RT, but he's excellent depth in the event Duane Brown suffers another turf toe (or worse) injury.

Fixing that one spot will help our QB perform better, our RB perform better & allow our WRs more time to get open.

We'll be able to pick up 3rd & short on the ground, as well as having the option to throw the ball. Same for 4th & 1 and in the red zone.

We'll be able to stay on the field longer, improve our scoring efficiency, which will help our defense stay fresh & pressure the opposing team to score.
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OT... if we grab a guy like Greg Robinson, not only does he fill a major hole at RT, but he's excellent depth in the event Duane Brown suffers another turf toe (or worse) injury.

Fixing that one spot will help our QB perform better, our RB perform better & allow our WRs more time to get open.

We'll be able to pick up 3rd & short on the ground, as well as having the option to throw the ball. Same for 4th & 1 and in the red zone.

We'll be able to stay on the field longer, improve our scoring efficiency, which will help our defense stay fresh & pressure the opposing team to score.
I don't quite see the OT making the biggest impact without counting on injury to Brown, and I'm not willing to make that assumption
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Someone that can pressure the QB; OLB.
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Someone that can pressure the QB; OLB.
I can see that, tho not sure that is the biggest impact if we can't plug the middle
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We've hashed over our favorite players ad nauseum. I don't want to turn this into another qb thread, let's agree that is the most important position and put it aside for now. Keeping in mind that O'Brien has stated he values intelligent, versatile and hard working individuals, who it the one player that embodies that the most for the Texans? We know where the major holes are and know we need depth everywhere, but which ONE player can help this team the most?
O'Brien is different from most coaches?

Most coaches like stupid/one dimensional/lazy players?
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I can see that, tho not sure that is the biggest impact if we can't plug the middle
Agreed,

That's what the Powe signing and I'm sure that Smith will pick another NT in rds 4-6.
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O'Brien is different from most coaches?

Most coaches like stupid/one dimensional/lazy players?
Ok, point made. Thanks for your contribution
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I don't quite see the OT making the biggest impact without counting on injury to Brown, and I'm not willing to make that assumption
If Robinson was the pick at 1-1, most of those red zone/3rd&1 woes would be solved by running behind the huge violent right side of the OL. Brooks/Robinson would be devastating.
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I suspect I will be alone or close to it on this but ILB.
If the Texans can find their QB of the future/OL and fix the front 7 on defense including ILB then they will have had a successful draft.

It's going to take hitting on 5 picks. But if Rick Smith and the scouts do their jobs, the talent is there in this draft to fill those holes. NO EXCUSES
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If Robinson was the pick at 1-1, most of those red zone/3rd&1 woes would be solved by running behind the huge violent right side of the OL. Brooks/Robinson would be devastating.

Is that more important than being able to stop the other team? Didn't we go that route in 2010 when we had a good scoring offense but couldn't stop anyone?
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Is that more important than being able to stop the other team? Didn't we go that route in 2010 when we had a good scoring offense but couldn't stop anyone?
Agreed

I think the best way to go is to pick the best player at 1-1. I go back and forth between Clowney/Robinson. For me it's a question of Clowney at 1-1 and JuWaun James type OT in rd 3/4.

Or Robinson at 1-1 and Marcus Smith/Trevor Reilly in the 3rd.
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Agreed

I think the best way to go is to pick the best player at 1-1. I go back and forth between Clowney/Robinson. For me it's a question of Clowney at 1-1 and JuWaun James type OT in rd 3/4.

Or Robinson at 1-1 and Marcus Smith/Trevor Reilly in the 3rd.

Do you think that Clowney makes a bigger impact than Mack? Or an OT makes a bigger impact than NT?
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Do you think that Clowney makes a bigger impact than Mack? Or an OT makes a bigger impact than NT?
Clowney makes a bigger impact than Mack. Although I wouldn't mind a trade down and picking Mack.

OT makes a bigger impact than NT. Beau Allen went in the 6th rd in the TT Mock draft. You could probably get him in the 5th rd and rotate Powe/Allen and have a stout defense up front if you added Clowney or Mack.

You can find an upgrade at RT in the 3rd rd. (James,Bitonio,etc....)
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We've hashed over our favorite players ad nauseum. I don't want to turn this into another qb thread, let's agree that is the most important position and put it aside for now. Keeping in mind that O'Brien has stated he values intelligent, versatile and hard working individuals, who it the one player that embodies that the most for the Texans? We know where the major holes are and know we need depth everywhere, but which ONE player can help this team the most?
That's two separate questions, right ?
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