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Old 03-19-2005   #1
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With 4 picks in the first 3 rounds, I think we'll take a DL, WR, RB, CB, and possibly a Center. 1st round DL/WR/DJ 2nd round WR/CB/C 3rd round DL/CB/RB/C

4th round C/DL/CB/WR/LB/G 5th round LB/DL/FS/TE
6th round QB/CB/DL/T 7th round P/WR/S/TE
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man you are all over the place..

1st round OT, WR
2nd round OT, WR opposite of 1st round
3rd round 1st pick DE
2nd pick Cb
4th S
5th LB
6th TE
7th OL/CB
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1st - OLB, ILB, CB
2nd - ILB, OL, DL, CB
3rda&b - CB, DL, OL, RB, WR
4th - LB, DL, OL, TE
5th - QB, DL, OL, LB, TE
6th - QB, DL, OL, LB, TE
7th - QB, DL, OL, LB, TE
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1st - BPA
2nd - BPA
3rd - BPA
4th - BPA
5th - BPA
6th - BPA
7th - BPA

Looks good to me...
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1st - OLB, DE, CB
2nd - C, G, ILB
3rd - DT, T, S
3rd - CB, RB, WR
4th - CB, G, DE
5th - BPA
6th - BPA
7th - BPA
7th - BPA
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1st - BPA
2nd - BPA
3rd - BPA
4th - BPA
5th - BPA
6th - BPA
7th - BPA

Looks good to me...
Shack! We could deviate on Day 2 and look at BPA at specific positions to ensure depth and competition in camp.
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1st - BPA
2nd - BPA
3rd - BPA
4th - BPA
5th - BPA
6th - BPA
7th - BPA

Looks good to me...
The most realistic post in this thread and the person least likely to be cussing on draft day or trying to figure out how to take back the all-knowing absolute statements they made before the draft.
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yes much less likely to cuss.. because that is basicly the same as saying.

1st - whoever CC picks
2nd - whoever CC picks
3rd - whoever CC picks
3rd - whoever CC picks
5th - whoever CC picks
6th - whoever CC picks
7th - whoever CC picks


BPA is a pointless comment. you wanna know who the BPA is? whoever CC feels will be the biggest help to this team. If he thinks that Eric Shelton is a perfect fit for us at RB, and that he will make this team 10 times better.. he could draft him at #13.. call him the BPA.. and say that if we hadnt taken him at #13, someone else would have grabbed him before the second round.

I think the players that will make the biggest impact for us, in the first round, will be OLB, ILB, CB (and im gonna add RB to that cause this is a great draft for RBs)... I feel that the BPA for us, will be someone at one of those positions.
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yall are funny... it seems like yall dont even take this seriously
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I think you take it seriously enough for everyone else royce.
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I think you take it seriously enough for everyone else royce.
I do... i never miss any pick of the draft of my life... Whenever football is on i never miss a game... What else is there to do..
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yall are funny... it seems like yall dont even take this seriously
I gave up trying to predict what Casserly was going to do when he claimed we weren't going to make any big splashes this offseason, then we sign Greenwood, place Sharper and Foreman on the trade block, and make a run at Pace...If that's CC's idea of not making a splash, I'd like to see what he considers an active offseason...

You can predict all day, but the bottom line is Charley knows the team and its needs better than any of us do, so just trust in Casserly and be thankful we have him...
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BPA is a pointless comment. you wanna know who the BPA is? whoever CC feels will be the biggest help to this team. If he thinks that Eric Shelton is a perfect fit for us at RB, and that he will make this team 10 times better.. he could draft him at #13.. call him the BPA.. and say that if we hadnt taken him at #13, someone else would have grabbed him before the second round.

I think the players that will make the biggest impact for us, in the first round, will be OLB, ILB, CB (and im gonna add RB to that cause this is a great draft for RBs)... I feel that the BPA for us, will be someone at one of those positions.
BPA is not a pointless comment--it is the drafting philosophy for the Texans and NFL GM's in general so if you are going to try to figure out what will happen on draft day it should be your starting point. Where people run afoul of understanding BPA is they think it means best generic NFL player available (reflected by some 300 person list from a draft site) and fail to realize it really means best player available as a Texan--i.e. who fits into both the system the team wants to play and the cap management issues that exist. Two teams at the same spot can have completely different BPA's depending on scheme differences such as running a cover 2 vs. man coverage scheme, 4-3 vs. 3-4, west coast offense vs. vertical game, etc. Those kind of scheme differences and a host of different possible cap considerations and philosophies result in widely varying draft boards for the 32 teams. IMO the greatest failing of draft sites and draftniks is acting like they can assemble a big board that every NFL team is operating off of.

Coming at the draft from a needs perspective is bass ackwards. Saying our top need is LT so we should take one in the 1st ignores whether you are picking 1st in the draft or 32nd--it ignores the quality of LT that may be available and it ignores the quality of other players available.
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The problem with leaving it simply as "BPA", is that it's still not accurate. BPA indicates that you take the Best Player available (for your team structure) at your assigned draft position. That isn't an all-inclusive of how CC has drafted. Jason Babin anyone?

The Texans are unpredictable; not a bad way to be when you consider how dearly other teams might make you pay when they know what your heart is really set on!
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Coming at the draft from a needs perspective is bass ackwards.
But "need" is a component of taking the BPA for your system, no? Just as the offensive & defensive schemes a team runs and the talent level of the players drafted. If Aaron Rodgers fits the system the Texans run (I think he does) and his talent is equal or better than players available that play other positions (I think it is), the Texans still will not take him at #13. Why? Because they don't "need" a QB.

Because the talent level in the 1st round is so close to each other, this draft will be more need oriented than recent drafts. If you're good at RB & weak at WR, you take the WR because the talent difference is minimal if even existant. The difficulty for fans is in determining what a team's needs are. A fan may think that Wand should be replaced, the Texans may be comfortable in his ability to improve. A fan may feel that Peek is the answer for the Texan's need for a pass rusher, the team may think the void is still there.
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But "need" is a component of taking the BPA for your system, no?
Sure at some level it has to come into the equation. What I was refering to there was the practice of many fans and almost all the draftniks to say OK we have 8 picks this year so what are our 8 highest needs--LT, ILB, WR, RB, OLB, CB, TE, C and then pull out the 300 player list and look for a LT in the 1st, an ILB in the 2nd, etc.--that is bass ackwards.

Need certainly can be a tie breaker or nudge factor. Realistically these guys don't come with a bar code that teams can scan and say --beep this player is the 13th best player in the draft and --beep this player is the 20th best player in the draft. JMO but there is usually a band of players at every draft pick with about equal talent--but right here we have already done the 1st cull bast on talent not need. Throw out the ones who just don't fit the scheme and throw out the ones who don't fit the cap. At that point if there is more than one player still then look at needs but even then with an eye to depth in the draft so if the choice in the 1st comes down to WR & CB but the WR talent in the next round is not near what the talent for CB's and both are also needs then take the WR in the 1st even though CB may be the bigger need because the combo will be better overall.

Sorry that was long-winded and I know you know all that--really just ranting against needs only analysis.
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to simplify, take the BPA who best fits your system & needs
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i dont spend 6-8 hours a day studyin mocks and ratings to put BPA
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