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Old 01-27-2008   #1
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Default Z-Report has Texans Prospects Rounds 1-6

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I would crap myself if the Texans could get Mendenhall but I don't think that will happen. I also like the fact he has Sam Baker as a first round possibility as I thought he looked good at the Senior Bowl.

I'm not sure why he has a tight end as a potential third round pick but I love everyone who he has as possibilities in the fifth round. This is shaping up to be deep draft.
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funny I was working on my own Texans Mock, then when I came back to this site notice your post & Lance had done the same. oh well too much work not to post will start another thread, should be interesting to match up against such a legend
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Sorry, forgot to post some of the text. Here are rounds 1 and 3:

Potential Texans draft prospects: Rounds 1-6
Okay, this took awhile, but I've put together a list of six players in every round who I believe could potentially be Houston Texans. Now obviously there are a ton of different players who will be considered but I tried to narrow it down to six based on need for the most part. Each of these players could easily go plus or minus a round.

The Good: The Texans need to find a left tackle and some running back help. The first round offers solid tackles, and the Texans should be able to find a back later in the draft if they choose.

The Bad: The Texans definitely need to find a legit space-eater at nose tackle to help against the run, because that is not Amobi Okoye's strength. Unfortunately there are only a few of those types of guys in this draft.

The Ugly: The Texans still have two pressing needs: a ball hawking free safety and a pass rusher. This is a below-average draft for safeties (and that is being generous) and despite having some good pass rushers in the first round, the edge pass rushers start to dry up after the first two rounds.

First round

* Chris Williams, OT, Vanderbilt: Williams can play either tackle position and is the type of athlete the Texans would be looking for. His short arms are a little bit of a concern.

* Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Illinois: Mendenhall is very well built but has good burst and will run with authority. Built like former Bronco Terrell Davis and can be an every-down back.

* Mike Jenkins, CB, South Florida: Jenkins is a good cover corner but not a great tackler. Has good size for a CB, but he has been arrested in the past, which might take him off Texans board.

* Sam Baker, OT, USC: Like Williams he has short arms, but he's been highly productive at LT for USC and is well-schooled and fairly athletic. Could bump down inside to guard like former Iowa tackle Eric Steinbach (Bengals).

* Leodis McKelvin, CB, Troy: The best man-to-man CB in the draft, he will come up and hit as well which teams love. One scout compared him to Dunta Robinson. He is shooting up the draft boards.

* Kenny Phillips, FS, Miami: He was much better as a sophomore. He lacks great instincts and speed, but he's physical and has decent ball skills when the play is in front of him.

Third round

* Oneil Cousins, OT, UTEP: He is still a little bit raw, but he has potential and the mean streak that might be intriguing to the Texans. He might be better suited to play guard, and I'm not sure the Texans would take a guard this highly.

* Charles Godfrey, CB/FS, Iowa: The Texans might have to move up a little bit to be able to get Godfrey in the third round, but he might be able to play CB or FS, which would really help the Texans. Physical and has good size but lacks ball skills on deep balls.

* Ray Rice, RB, Rutgers: He's just under 200 pounds but he runs like he is 210. He doesn't have great top end speed but he isn't afraid to hit it in the hole and he hits his top speed pretty quickly. Durable back who played in zone system.

* Kevin Smith, RB, UCF: He is a long-legged runner who takes a little while to get it going but he has good cutback ability for a back his size, but he runs too upright. He has good vision and he plays faster than what his 40 time will probably be.

* Patrick Lee, CB, Auburn: He wasn't as productive throughout his career as you would like, but he has very good speed and played against top-rated competition in college. Scouts like him and Texans would have to move up to get him.

* Brad Cottam, TE, Tennessee: You might think this is too early for the Texans to look at a TE (and maybe I'm wrong here), but Kubiak likes using two-TE sets, and Cottam is already a better run blocker than Owen Daniels, and he's got sneaky speed.
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Lance did an admirable job at keeping his prospects within reason. Most of them should be a realistic possiblity of being available when we pick. Of course I would be extreamly happy if we picked up Chris Williams.
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I like Patrick Lee. I would take him in the third in a heartbeat.
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Default Re: Z-Report has Texans Prospects Rounds 1-6

[quote=SuperTexan;832821]Sorry, forgot to post some of the text. Here are rounds 1 and 3:

Potential Texans draft prospects: Rounds 1-6
Okay, this took awhile, but I've put together a list of six players in every round who I believe could potentially be Houston Texans. Now obviously there are a ton of different players who will be considered but I tried to narrow it down to six based on need for the most part. Each of these players could easily go plus or minus a round.

The Good: The Texans need to find a left tackle and some running back help. The first round offers solid tackles, and the Texans should be able to find a back later in the draft if they choose.

The Bad: The Texans definitely need to find a legit space-eater at nose tackle to help against the run, because that is not Amobi Okoye's strength. Unfortunately there are only a few of those types of guys in this draft.

The Ugly: The Texans still have two pressing needs: a ball hawking free safety and a pass rusher. This is a below-average draft for safeties (and that is being generous) and despite having some good pass rushers in the first round, the edge pass rushers start to dry up after the first two rounds.

First round

* Chris Williams, OT, Vanderbilt: Williams can play either tackle position and is the type of athlete the Texans would be looking for. His short arms are a little bit of a concern.



* Sam Baker, OT, USC: Like Williams he has short arms, but he's been highly productive at LT for USC and is well-schooled and fairly athletic. Could bump down inside to guard like former Iowa tackle Eric Steinbach (Bengals).


Okay I liked the hardwork that you put in on this but Chris Williams & Sam Baker didn't look like first round picks at the senior bowl and as a matter of fact Mike Mayock graded Sam Baker out as a 2nd round pick at best and talked about him moving to gaurd and chris williams was getting beat by this kid from Hampton University who is a late round prospect. I think people are over-rating these offensive lineman on our board since we feel that we need another OT to compete at the LT spot.
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Sorry, forgot to post some of the text. Here are rounds 1 and 3:

Potential Texans draft prospects: Rounds 1-6
Okay, this took awhile, but I've put together a list of six players in every round who I believe could potentially be Houston Texans. Now obviously there are a ton of different players who will be considered but I tried to narrow it down to six based on need for the most part. Each of these players could easily go plus or minus a round.

The Good: The Texans need to find a left tackle and some running back help. The first round offers solid tackles, and the Texans should be able to find a back later in the draft if they choose.

The Bad: The Texans definitely need to find a legit space-eater at nose tackle to help against the run, because that is not Amobi Okoye's strength. Unfortunately there are only a few of those types of guys in this draft.

The Ugly: The Texans still have two pressing needs: a ball hawking free safety and a pass rusher. This is a below-average draft for safeties (and that is being generous) and despite having some good pass rushers in the first round, the edge pass rushers start to dry up after the first two rounds.

First round

* Chris Williams, OT, Vanderbilt: Williams can play either tackle position and is the type of athlete the Texans would be looking for. His short arms are a little bit of a concern.

* Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Illinois: Mendenhall is very well built but has good burst and will run with authority. Built like former Bronco Terrell Davis and can be an every-down back.

* Mike Jenkins, CB, South Florida: Jenkins is a good cover corner but not a great tackler. Has good size for a CB, but he has been arrested in the past, which might take him off Texans board.

* Sam Baker, OT, USC: Like Williams he has short arms, but he's been highly productive at LT for USC and is well-schooled and fairly athletic. Could bump down inside to guard like former Iowa tackle Eric Steinbach (Bengals).

* Leodis McKelvin, CB, Troy: The best man-to-man CB in the draft, he will come up and hit as well which teams love. One scout compared him to Dunta Robinson. He is shooting up the draft boards.

* Kenny Phillips, FS, Miami: He was much better as a sophomore. He lacks great instincts and speed, but he's physical and has decent ball skills when the play is in front of him.
Third round

* Oneil Cousins, OT, UTEP: He is still a little bit raw, but he has potential and the mean streak that might be intriguing to the Texans. He might be better suited to play guard, and I'm not sure the Texans would take a guard this highly.

* Charles Godfrey, CB/FS, Iowa: The Texans might have to move up a little bit to be able to get Godfrey in the third round, but he might be able to play CB or FS, which would really help the Texans. Physical and has good size but lacks ball skills on deep balls.

* Ray Rice, RB, Rutgers: He's just under 200 pounds but he runs like he is 210. He doesn't have great top end speed but he isn't afraid to hit it in the hole and he hits his top speed pretty quickly. Durable back who played in zone system.

* Kevin Smith, RB, UCF: He is a long-legged runner who takes a little while to get it going but he has good cutback ability for a back his size, but he runs too upright. He has good vision and he plays faster than what his 40 time will probably be.

* Patrick Lee, CB, Auburn: He wasn't as productive throughout his career as you would like, but he has very good speed and played against top-rated competition in college. Scouts like him and Texans would have to move up to get him.

* Brad Cottam, TE, Tennessee: You might think this is too early for the Texans to look at a TE (and maybe I'm wrong here), but Kubiak likes using two-TE sets, and Cottam is already a better run blocker than Owen Daniels, and he's got sneaky speed.
Okay, so i know we need a FS bad as hell, but this sounds like CC. I confess, i haven't seen the guy play that much, but if what Z wrote about him is anywhere near accurate, then we need to pass on this guy.

Reason being is b/c we don't need a guy who can only make plays when the stars align & he just happens to be in the right position. we need a ball hawk, wood laying maniac back there who'll get in the WR/QB's head. Demps is a good start, but i just hate to see them force the pick just b/c we need a FS, especially after the FS draft last year.
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FAs Dansby and Randal Gay if the patties don't tag Gay.

1. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Tenn St. FS/CB
3. Oniel Cousins OLT, UTEP
4. John Sulivan C Notre Dame
5. Cory Boyd RB South Carolina
6. Marcus Smith New Mexico, Wr/ RB
7. Glenn Sharp CB, Maimi or Jack Ikegwuonu CB Wisconsin
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I would love to see the Texans get Gay. Wait. Well you know what I mean.
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Phillips had an average junior year and he might not have track speed but he has football speed and has showed the ability to make plays. He was national player of the year coming out of high school and started at Safety at the U from the day he walked onto the campus. To get a talent like that at a need position that late in the 1st Round would be a blessing for the Texans. We really needed Jenkins to come out early from Ohio State but it looks like he is going back.
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