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Hey fellow Texans fans: I am just starting to look at the prospects for this year's draft. My #1 item on my wish list for the Texans this year is a bada** LB with speed that can cover backs and TEs.

Can any of you point me in the direction of players that fit the bill so I can watch youtube videos of them and imagine them locking down Julius Thomas, Walker, Fleener, Allen, etc. next year?
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Start with Stephone Anthony and Eric Kendricks and maybe Benardrick McKinney at ILB.
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Rd.1 Bud Dupree
Rd.2 Eric Kendricks
Rd.3 Tyler Lockett
Rd.5 DeAndre Smelter

This solves the LB/WR issues.

Sign Lewis/Wilfork/Denaruis Moore in FA and this team can beat the Colts
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Rd.1 Bud Dupree
Rd.2 Eric Kendricks
Rd.3 Tyler Lockett
Rd.5 DeAndre Smelter

This solves the LB/WR issues.

Sign Lewis/Wilfork/Denaruis Moore in FA and this team can beat the Colts
who is DeAndre Smelter?
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who is DeAndre Smelter?
WR Ga Tech. 6'3 225 runs 4.45 tore his acl in last regular season game. Big fast physical WR. Comparable to Parker. More D.Thomas than S.Hill.

Drafting Smelter would be a long term plan. I would draft him and sit him for a yr.

I would sign a cheap FA guy like Danarius Moore/Bryan Tyms and draft Lockett/McBride this yr and have Smelter be the 3rd WR in 2016.

Youtube Smelter's highlights, you will like what you see. His talent is worth the wait.
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who is DeAndre Smelter?
WR for Georgia Tech. IMO, their better WR prospect this year over athletic freak Darren Waller. Waller looks great in shorts but disappears on the field. Smelter always flashed on film.

Smelter played baseball but switched to football 2 years ago. Big body, athletic, and very physical. Sure handed (has huge hands) and makes plays after the catch. Developmental prospect because of college offense and lack of experience and also injury red flag because of ACL injury suffered at end of this past season.
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Start with Stephone Anthony and Eric Kendricks and maybe Benardrick McKinney at ILB.
Like the first two but not the third and would add Jake Ryan to list who can play in and out. I'm looking at a way (if no FAs are signed) to get both Anthony and Ryan.
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Well there aren't many ILB's that actually cover running backs and TE's.

These are my favorites of the ILB's That I consider badasses.

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1. Denzel Perryman, Miami (Fla.)
2. Stephone Anthony, Clemson
3. Eric Kendricks, UCLA

any of these guys would be great additions and start right away for us.



Dawson, TCU and Benardrick McKinney, Mississippi State are over rated IMO. Especially MCKinney. He is a really good athlete with great size and measurables for the position and plays hard but ust doesn't have the instincts I want in an ILB.
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WR for Georgia Tech. IMO, their better WR prospect this year over athletic freak Darren Waller. Waller looks great in shorts but disappears on the field. Smelter always flashed on film.

Smelter played baseball but switched to football 2 years ago. Big body, athletic, and very physical. Sure handed (has huge hands) and makes plays after the catch. Developmental prospect because of college offense and lack of experience and also injury red flag because of ACL injury suffered at end of this past season.
Waller "disappears on film" because he played behind Smelter in an offense that throws it 10-15 times a game. He surely didn't "disappear" against FSU or in the Orange Bowl.

I think they will both be good. I, too, like Smelter better, but I would caution against dismissing Waller.
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One of the top "sleepers" in this year's draft is Utah State's ILB Zach Vigil, 6'-2" & 236 lbs. Playing in the Mountain West, in 2014 he had 156 tackles, 20.5 tackles for loss, 9 sacks, 6 QB hurries, 5 pass deflections, 4 pass breakups, one interception and one fumble recovery. He's a strong A-gap blitzer and gets into coverage with depth.

I would call that badass football.

He had a good week at the East-West Shrine game and had a team high 4 tackles in the game.

I have him penciled in with our #6b pick.
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One of the top "sleepers" in this year's draft is Utah State's ILB Zach Vigil, 6'-2" & 236 lbs. Playing in the Mountain West, in 2014 he had 156 tackles, 20.5 tackles for loss, 9 sacks, 6 QB hurries, 5 pass deflections, 4 pass breakups, one interception and one fumble recovery. He's a strong A-gap blitzer and gets into coverage with depth.

I would call that badass football.

He had a good week at the East-West Shrine game and had a team high 4 tackles in the game.

I have him penciled in with our #6b pick.
I like that. Get him Rick!
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Hey fellow Texans fans: I am just starting to look at the prospects for this year's draft. My #1 item on my wish list for the Texans this year is a bada** LB with speed that can cover backs and TEs.

Can any of you point me in the direction of players that fit the bill so I can watch youtube videos of them and imagine them locking down Julius Thomas, Walker, Fleener, Allen, etc. next year?
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Stephone Anthony for me.

Could he fall to us at 51?

think we need someone next to cush and possible replacement for him if he fails to get back to old 12 form.
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Stephone Anthony for me.

Could he fall to us at 51?

think we need someone next to cush and possible replacement for him if he fails to get back to old 12 form.
Unlikely.
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WR for Georgia Tech. IMO, their better WR prospect this year over athletic freak Darren Waller. Waller looks great in shorts but disappears on the field. Smelter always flashed on film.

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This exactly. Smelter was GT's go to WR until going down with an injury and nobody is talking about him for some reason. Waller was non-existent even with his huge frame, and good speed.
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Double edged sword. Outside/Inside. Also feed him the rock in goal line situations, beast with mad athletic ability.
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Rd.1 Bud Dupree
Rd.2 Eric Kendricks
Rd.3 Tyler Lockett
Rd.5 DeAndre Smelter

This solves the LB/WR issues.

Sign Lewis/Wilfork/Denaruis Moore in FA and this team can beat the Colts
I'd love that draft. But I don't think it's likely. We'd have to be lucky all the way through for any of those picks.
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