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View Poll Results: Who's you favourite texans pick @ 20?
Earl Thomas 38 43.68%
Taylor Mays 4 4.60%
Kyle Wilson 14 16.09%
Dan Williams 5 5.75%
Mike Iupati 0 0%
Ryan Matthews 13 14.94%
CJ Spiller 11 12.64%
Other... & say who 2 2.30%
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Old 03-06-2010   #1
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alright so who's everybody semi-realistic dream pick at 20. after cushing last year, ive learnt to not be too down on anybody until we see them on the field in a texans uni but i thought it would be fun to see.

for me right now, its a near dead heat between thomas & spiller and im currently giving thomas the edge
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alright so who's everybody semi-realistic dream pick at 20. after cushing last year, ive learnt to not be too down on anybody until we see them on the field in a texans uni but i thought it would be fun to see.

for me right now, its a near dead heat between thomas & spiller and im currently giving thomas the edge
You need to put Wilson in the mix too.
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Default Re: So... who's everybody leaning towards right now?

Earl Thomas but they are all pretty close imo.
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Default Re: So... who's everybody leaning towards right now?

Of the players listed I'd prefer Earl Thomas but I think its likely he's gone before the Texans pick - In that case its Kyle Wilson.
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Default Re: So... who's everybody leaning towards right now?

I'd like them to get Wilson or Thomas. Problem is, the closer we get to Draft Day the more I think both of them will be gone, as well as Dan Williams. If that's the case, I hope they can trade back a little and maybe get Mathews or McCourty and pick up an extra draft pick.
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Default Re: So... who's everybody leaning towards right now?

Of the players listed Dan Williams is the best value but is most likely gone at #20 and CB is now our biggest need so I chose Kyle Wilson.
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Default Re: So... who's everybody leaning towards right now?

Assuming that our major needs are CB, FS, DT, OG, and RB, it's starting to look increasingly obvious to me that Ryan Matthews is our #1 target.

Given our pursuit of Bodden, the contract of Eugene Wilson, the surprisingly sufficient play of Shaun Cody and our DT last season, and the probably value we place on OG, it's looking to me like we're targeting Matthews.

I'm making a number of assumptions here. First of all, I'm assuming we sign Bodden or make a subsequent move for a starting CB. I'm assuming that we're relatively happy with out DT play. And, I'm assuming that we don't value OG enough to take one at twenty,

If these assumptions hold true, I think Matthews is the obvious target.
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Default Re: So... who's everybody leaning towards right now?

I'm really hoping Texans just stick to their board & take bpa. When we talk about their board it will reflect needs & how well they feel he fits with what they're trying to do, upgrades always appreciated. that being said Earl would be amazing but N/A
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Default Re: So... who's everybody leaning towards right now?

There are so many variables. If we could sign Leigh Bodden (to a non Dunta-like deal) then we can go elsewhere with our 1st round pick. I think this is possible because word is his contract demands have lowered slightly.

Also, I really think we should give O.J. Atogwe (FS, Rams) a good look. He got a non-pick designated tender so as long as we give him a deal that the Rams won't match then we can get him, without giving up picks/compensation. It will probably take a contract similar to that of Antrel Rolle's though to persuade the Rams not to match the offer. He is better than Rolle though. He would be a multiple time Pro-Bowler if voters were not so ignorant.

If we can sign Bodden and Atogwe then we add two very good secondary players without losing picks. Then I say we draft Ryan Mathews in the 1st and Mike Johnson in the 2nd. Go DT in the 3rd or 4th and CB in the 3rd, 4th, or 5th. Take a WR in the 4th or 5th and grab an OLB and DE late. Maybe draft a K or P late too.
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Default Re: So... who's everybody leaning towards right now?

If Earl Thomas falls to us, it'll probably be him. But I'm always in favor of drafting linemen (either side) in the first round. I think if we do draft a lineman in the first round this year, it'll be a DT, and not C/G.

Drafts get kind of crazy though when other teams ahead of you start reaching or trading down. If they get a starter that makes a difference (at any position) I'll be very happy with it.
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We need help at RB but we won't sign any retreads ?
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Default Re: So... who's everybody leaning towards right now?

CJ Spiller... to be honest this guy has the highest potential to be a game changer.
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Default Re: So... who's everybody leaning towards right now?

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alright so who's everybody semi-realistic dream pick at 20. after cushing last year, ive learnt to not be too down on anybody until we see them on the field in a texans uni but i thought it would be fun to see.

for me right now, its a near dead heat between thomas & spiller and im currently giving thomas the edge
same for me, with dan williams and ryan matthews in the mix if neither thomas or spiller are available. kyle wilson too, but only if we don't sign bodden.
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Default Re: So... who's everybody leaning towards right now?

I am torn between Earl Thomas and Upati. But leaning towards Thomas.

Kyle Wilson is way down on my list.

Earl Thomas
Mike Upati
Ryan Matthews
Taylor Mays
Dan Williams
CJ Spiller
Patrick Robinson
Kyle Wilson
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I am torn between Earl Thomas and Upati. But leaning towards Thomas.

Kyle Wilson is way down on my list.

Earl Thomas
Mike Upati
Ryan Matthews
Taylor Mays
Dan Williams
CJ Spiller
Patrick Robinson
Kyle Wilson
Upati does absolutly nothig for me. He is too stiff for our system, me thinks. The rest of the list is close, though I would out WIlson a little higher. Swap he and Mayes, who isn't a FS IMO, and we're good.
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Default Re: So... who's everybody leaning towards right now?

I'm going to have to rethink this if we actually sign Bodden. I hope we can b/c that would open up the draft significantly.

Assuming we sign Bodden, I still wouldn't be opposed to taking a CB early if they think that guy is special. No way do I want to pass on a special playmaker for the sake of addressing another need, no way.

I might lien towards Brian Price, a penetrating DT that fits what the staff wants in a DT. With that said there's some interesting prospects at DT in rounds 2-4 but then again that can be said for just about any position.

Ryan Matthews /CJ Spiller would have to be possibilities for me, although I may like a Ben Tate in the 2nd (or 3rd).

I still can't get my hands around Iupati (no pun intended). If Kubiak/Dennison think he would be an elite Guard (preferably LG) on THIS team then I would LOVE the pick... with a big RB like Tate in the 2nd. But if they don't think he's going to be anything more than A. Caldwell then I would pass. I defer the x's and o's and scouting to the staff.

Earl Thomas would definitely be nice.

I would love to trade down to pick up an extra 3rd if no special guy is at 20.

With all that said and no trade down available... I might just hold my nose on another DT pick in the 1st and take Brian Price. Then look at Mike Johnson for LG in the 2nd or 3rd and Ben Tate for RB in the 2nd or 3rd.
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Default Re: So... who's everybody leaning towards right now?

Last mock I looked at (Walter Football 3/7/10) was pretty interesting. They had Bradford going 1 and Okung going 2 to protect Stafford. Domino effect time with Suh going 3 and McCoy slipping to 6... which means Berry slipped but still the first DB taken which means who slips (partly because of his slow 40 which means he can't play football)... Joe Haden right to the Texans at #20.

Sign Bodden and if Haden is there at #20 I have the card in Goodell's hand before the ink dries. Give us CB's of Haden #1, Bodden #2, Quin/Reeves as #3/4 where I think they would excel instead of being pushed into starter roles. Wilson as our FS and Pollard as our SS and finally our secondary is a strength. With Demeco and Cushing as great as they are.... just think about the coverage sacks that Mario, Amobi, et al would get.
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Earl Thomas with a VERY close second choice of Kyle Wilson.
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Default Re: So... who's everybody leaning towards right now?

As it stands right now, we have to go DB in the first round, and probably in the second round as well. So these are the guys IŽd take if available:

1. Joe Haden
2. Earl Thomas
3. Kyle Wilson
4. Best CB available <-> best player available at another need position
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Anyone from ATX should lean towards Earl Thomas as well if they wanna see their Texans on local TV at all next year.
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