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View Poll Results: Who do you want the Texans to pick in the first round?
Chris Williams 23 56.10%
Jeff Otah 1 2.44%
Jonathan Stewart 4 9.76%
Rashard Mendenhall 8 19.51%
Mike Jenkins 1 2.44%
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie 4 9.76%
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Old 04-26-2008   #1
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Narrowed to two from each position of most likely picks. Who do you want? I voted for Cromartie.

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Jerod Mayo.
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I honestly honestly honestly don't care who the Texans draft. They're going to be a Houston Texan and that's all that matters to me. Sure, there are some intriquing prospects but what the heck does it matter to me? I'm just a fan. I have no say in the matter. All I can do is give 'em my support.

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I voted Jonathan Stewart.

Yes, I know, we traded for Chris Brown in the off season, and that we have Ahman Green, Chris Taylor, Darius Walker, Your Mom, and host of other RB's but I just like this kid. He's got the size, speed, and the ability to break tackles.

I thought about injury concerns, then I remembered he ran his 4.48 40 time with a messed up toe that he had surgery on afterwards. I also think he'll be healed up enough to do training camp, preseason, and then be able to suit up for the first regular game.

EDIT: raytex, I noticed you put Jeff Otah, do you think that Branden Albert might be a better person because he could also be there when we pick, and he is smaller and more agile. Just a thought. I don't think anybody here will forsee Jeff Otah coming to Houston to be a lineman in a zone blocking scheme.
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Gimme Chris Williams.

Im tired of LT being an issue year after year.
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Narrowed to two from each position of most likely picks. Who do you want? I voted for Cromartie.
That would be nice but for the second best corner to fall to 18? Man i'd love that.
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Narrowed to two from each position of most likely picks. Who do you want? I voted for Cromartie.
I want Mayo, but since you didn't have him on the list, I'll take DRC.
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While I know the "conventional wisdom" says we need a LT or CB; but I picked Mendenhall. If he's actually still around at the 18th pick that tells me that most likely all the top 4-5 OTs are gone so to pick the 5th/6th best tackle in that situation is "a reach". Also, most likely the 2-3 best CBs will be gone too. So in this scenario, Mendenhall is most likely the highest ranked player on the board. So I would pick him.

If Gibbs can work his magic with the OT we will most likely grab in the 3rd round, then Mendenhall -added to AJ and AD- makes our offense instantly fearsome.

Just think of those 10-15-20-yd <ahem> "breakaways" Ron Dayne had last year... now suppose that had been Mendenhall...

I know it wishful thinking because Mendenhall won't be there at 18. But if he is, no way do I pass him up.

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Williams. We need to fix the O-line, and start establishing a running game, from the front back. Stewart/Mendenhall would be a nice player to have, but would just wouldn't produce like they would without help on the line first (not to mention the help to Schaub it would give).

On a slightly different note...the NFL Draft is being shown on Sky Sports for any Brits. Good news kind of day!
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I voted Jonathan Stewart.

Yes, I know, we traded for Chris Brown in the off season, and that we have Ahman Green, Chris Taylor, Darius Walker, Your Mom, and host of other RB's but I just like this kid. He's got the size, speed, and the ability to break tackles.

I thought about injury concerns, then I remembered he ran his 4.48 40 time with a messed up toe that he had surgery on afterwards. I also think he'll be healed up enough to do training camp, preseason, and then be able to suit up for the first regular game.

EDIT: raytex, I noticed you put Jeff Otah, do you think that Branden Albert might be a better person because he could also be there when we pick, and he is smaller and more agile. Just a thought. I don't think anybody here will forsee Jeff Otah coming to Houston to be a lineman in a zone blocking scheme.
I picked Mendenhall for the same basic reason you picked Stewart. If Mendenhall is gone (very likely) and Stewart is available then he's a great pick too.
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While I know the "conventional wisdom" says we need a LT or CB; but I picked Mendenhall. If he's actually still around at the 18th pick that tells me that most likely all the top 4-5 OTs are gone so to pick the 5th/6th best tackle in that situation is "a reach". Also, most likely the 2-3 best CBs will be gone too. So in this scenario, Mendenhall is most likely the highest ranked player on the board. So I would pick him.

If Gibbs can work his magic with the OT we will most likely grab in the 3rd round, then Mendenhall -added to AJ and AD- makes our offense instantly fearsome.

Just think of those 10-15-20-yd <ahem> "breakaways" Ron Dayne had last year... now suppose that had been Mendenhall...

I know it wishful thinking because Mendenhall won't be there at 18. But if he is, no way do I pass him up.
I pretty much agree with you on everything except which RB we take. But yes, I think this draft will play out like a nightmare with lots of OT's and CB's being off the board by the time we pick.

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If Mendenhall is there when we pick(and i doubt he will be), and we pass on him, i'm gonna be flamed up.
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Default Re: Who do you want

Due to the way the question was asked "Who do you want" I WANT Mendenhall, but the bigger question in my mind is who do the Texans NEED the most?

That said Williams is my choice, its not sexy, its not real exicting but it will help keep Schaub upright and Schuab with time to throw deep to AJ and AD is exciting! Plus with Gibbs in control of the O'Line the running game will improve drastically and mabe the Texans can pick upi a Rice or someone later in the draft for some excitement. That said however Kubiak loves Taylor and seems to believe he can provide the exictement in the running game. After the last two years of watching Smith and Kubes evaluate talent who am I to doubt them!
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If Mendenhall is there when we pick(and i doubt he will be), and we pass on him, i'm gonna be flamed up.
No doubt.

ESPN is reporting that St. Louis will pick Chris Long with the #2 pick. Its looking like OL and DL are the "sexy" pick this year.

Commme onnnnn 2 o'clock
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No doubt.

ESPN is reporting that St. Louis will pick Chris Long with the #2 pick. Its looking like OL and DL are the "sexy" pick this year.

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Those are the sexy picks every year!! The ole saying "Games are won and lost in the trenches" was not just created by some lineman its the damn truth!
No argument from me on that truism. Its just that teams don't always make moves with their brains. For example, with the number of sacks Oakland gave up last year, I would have been all over offensive linemen. What did they do, pick a suspect (IHMO) QB who did absolutely NOTHING for them last year.

I'm afraid that by the time we pick, the top 4-5 OL will be gone. I'd rather take a OL in a later round than pay first round money for a 2nd/3rd round talent just to say we picked a 1st round OT.

I guess another way to put it is to ask: If we're stuck with the 5th/6th best OL because the other guys are off the board, is that guy really "two rounds better" than someone we could get in the 3rd round. And is that guy worth passing on a stud RB or OLB just to say we picked a 1st round lineman?

Not in my mind.
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I'm not sure of the positions of a couple of those guys, but I do know Chris Williams is a LT, so I voted for him.
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went BPA with Otah.
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Write In Vote for Keith Rivers
if he isn't around at #18 then Jared Mayo
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