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Old 04-11-2005   #1
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If the Texans decide to deal down (or up), what players should they aim for and at what spot can they get them where we get maximum value (in other words, where can we get best value from the pick)?

Most people agree on a "top 12" - which means they should at least go in the top 15 picks.
1. Aaron Rodger
2. Braylon Edwards
3. Alex Smith
4. Ronnie Brown
5. Mike Williams
6. Antrell Rolle
7. Cedric Benson
8. Carnell Williams
9. Derrick Johnson
10. Shawne Merriman
11. "Pac Man" Jones
12. T. Williamson

Personally, I like Clayton, but 13 is a little high to take him. Others have been hyping Pollack, Spears, Jones, etc. So, after the top 12, who would we be happy with in the 1st?

Clayton, Barron, Pollack, Spears, CRogers, EJames, and Cody would fill needs and seem to be quality players worthy of a high pick.
Jones (I am not sold on him but others seem to be) might be.

So, does that mean we could trade down 6-8 spots and still get value?

According to the pick chart:
#13 to StL for #19 and their 2nd is fair (SL might do this to get Barron).

We even get good value at #21 if we make a deal with JVille - if there ar 8 players there that are good value (barron, Pollack, clayton, spears, CRogers, EJames, Cody, Jones).

As I said, I like Clayton. But, if the Texans take him at #13, I would be disappointed. If they took him at #21, I would be ecstatic. Same for Pollack, Spears, James and Cody.

If you think the Texans should trade, what is the deal that should be made? And, what player are they targeting at a certain spot?
(please consult the draft pick chart to make sure the deal looks close to fair - I realize the chart is not always followed but it makes a good starting point for conjecture)


Tennessee deal: #13, #47(or #73 and #78), and #173 for #6
Target would be DJ, Rolle or MWilliams?
Detroit deal: #13 and #78 for #10
Target would be DJ or ?
StLouis deal: #13 to StL for #19 and their 2nd
Target is whoever falls. (I would love Clayton here.
Philly deal: #13 for #31 and #35.
Target is Blackstock and RBrown
Your deal????/

Draft Pick Value Chart
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Other
1 3000 33 580 65 265 97 112 129 43 161 28 193 15.2 225 2.9
2 2600 34 560 66 260 98 108 130 42 162 27.6 194 14.8 226 2.8
3 2200 35 550 67 255 99 104 131 41 163 27.2 195 14.4 227 2.7
4 1800 36 540 68 250 100 100 132 40 164 26.8 196 14 228 2.6
5 1700 37 530 69 245 101 96 133 39.5 165 26.4 197 13.6 229 2.5
6 1600 38 520 70 240 102 92 134 39 166 26 198 13.2 230 2.4
7 1500 39 510 71 235 103 88 135 38.5 167 25.6 199 12.8 231 2.3
8 1400 40 500 72 230 104 86 136 38 168 25.2 200 12.4 232 2.2
9 1350 41 490 73 225 105 84 137 37.5 169 24.8 201 12 233 2.1
10 1300 42 480 74 220 106 82 138 37 170 24.4 202 11.6 234 2
11 1250 43 470 75 215 107 80 139 36.5 171 24 203 11.2 235 1.9
12 1200 44 460 76 210 108 78 140 36 172 23.6 204 10.8 236 1.8
13 1150 45 450 77 205 109 76 141 35.5 173 23.2 205 10.4 237 1.7
14 1100 46 440 78 200 110 74 142 35 174 22.8 206 10 238 1.6
15 1050 47 430 79 195 111 72 143 34.5 175 22.4 207 9.6 239 1.5
16 1000 48 420 80 190 112 70 144 34 176 22 208 9.2 240 1.4
17 950 49 410 81 185 113 68 145 33.5 177 21.6 209 8.8 241 1.3
18 900 50 400 82 180 114 66 146 33 178 21.2 210 8.4 242 1.2
19 875 51 390 83 175 115 64 147 32.6 179 20.8 211 8 243 1.1
20 850 52 380 84 170 116 62 148 32.2 180 20.4 212 7.6 244 1
21 800 53 370 85 165 117 60 149 31.8 181 20 213 7.2 245 0.95
22 780 54 360 86 160 118 58 150 31.4 182 19.6 214 6.8 246 0.9
23 760 55 350 87 155 119 56 151 31 183 19.2 215 6.4 247 0.85
24 740 56 340 88 150 120 54 152 31.8 184 18.8 216 6 248 0.8
25 720 57 330 89 145 121 52 153 31.2 185 18.4 217 5.6 249 0.75
26 700 58 320 90 140 122 50 154 30.8 186 18 218 5.2 250 0.7
27 680 59 310 91 136 123 49 155 30.4 187 17.6 219 4.8 251 0.65
28 660 60 300 92 132 124 48 156 30 188 17.2 220 4.4 252 0.6
29 640 61 292 93 128 125 47 157 29.6 189 16.8 221 4 253 0.55
30 620 62 284 94 124 126 46 158 29.2 190 16.4 222 3.6 254 0.5
31 600 63 276 95 120 127 45 159 28.8 191 16 223 3.3 255 0.45
32 590 64 270 96 116 128 44 160 28.4 192 15.6 224 3 256 0.4

Texans Picks
Pick# Point Value
13 1150
47 430
73 225
78 200
108 78
142 35
173 23.2
204 10.8
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seems things are changing at least to me and a name that looks ever the more looming is a name not even on your list but he is rated just below Derrick Johnson (9.44) my major concern earlier was the level of competition he faced while at Troy, but evidently his workouts at the combine, pro-day and private have been off the charts.

therefore with the 13th pick if the Texans stay @ #13 look for them to complete the linbacker modification's by selecting Demarcus Ware (9.24). think of him as just a slightly larger version of DJ & yes he does have experience dropping back into coverage besides his explosive first step to the QB.

if he is not available I would'nt be surprised if the Texans went with Carlos Rogers (9.42) the big corner out of Auburn or Davis (9.19) the safety from Gerogia.

I do also like the idea of trading our 1st pick for a 1st pick next year plus a 2nd rounder this year, if the situation is right
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I do also like the idea of trading our 1st pick for a 1st pick next year plus a 2nd rounder this year, if the situation is right
We need playmakers now. We have a good track record in the first round, so there is no reason to think our pick won't make an impact. Let's not put off winning for another year.
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i like the trade with philly, but instead of clayton taking matt jones and david bass. they should both be there and be great value picks like you were talking about.
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How is Matt Jones a "value pick"? He is great potential, that's undeniable, but he never even played a down a WR in college...He is in no way a sure thing...
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i totally agree with the mark clayton comment...he is a much better route runner than anyone else in this draft and his hands are great
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i totally agree with the mark clayton comment...he is a much better route runner than anyone else in this draft and his hands are great
He is also tiny.
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What would people think of grabing a player that falls, like one of the RB's, or Barron, or Thomas Davis, and Babin up for Heath Miller, or (insert name of player you like)?

It would take our second and two 3rds for someone like the Broncos 1st round pick, who are rumored to want to trade out of the 1st round for cap reasons.

So really we would only lose our 3rd round pick. The second 3rd round pick was from dallas.
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PLEASE not Barron or Benson!! I would like to trade down to late teens or very early 20s. Grab CB J. Miller or Davis. Move up to the bottom of the 1st and grab Bass and then work a deal to get Castillo. Might use up most of our draft, but they hit needs and are quality. Might even have a pick or two left to get Incogneto. I would be a happy camper with this.
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PLEASE not Barron or Benson!! I would like to trade down to late teens or very early 20s. Grab CB J. Miller or Davis. Move up to the bottom of the 1st and grab Bass and then work a deal to get Castillo. Might use up most of our draft, but they hit needs and are quality. Might even have a pick or two left to get Incogneto. I would be a happy camper with this.
You do know those are 3 first round graded players right? I mean, I dont even think we have enough firepower to move up twice.
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If you trade into the twenties Clayton and Rogers will be gone . Clayton will benefit by the new coverage rules .
If you got the first twelve who's the second twelve .
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You do know those are 3 first round graded players right? I mean, I dont even think we have enough firepower to move up twice.

I think Rogers/Miller/Davis are first rounders (at variouse points), but Bass is a top of the 2nd/bottom of the first and Incogneto is a late second early 3rd. Tough to do......you betcha. Impossible, nope. We move down to get Miller or Davis (I doubt very much that Rogers is around) and up to get Bass and sell the rest to get a bottom of the second round player which should be someone like incogneto. I don't see it as any riskier than hoping late rounders play out. It does make the risk of failure more focused, but less likely on an individual basis. I have allways prefered quality to quantity.
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a 2nd, 3rd and a 4th for a mid 20s pick would cost a lot of potential depth, BUT - it would be worth it for a Pollack or a Clayton, maybe even a HMiller.

Moving down a couple of spots (and taking clayton), then moving up into the 20s (for HMiller) would really round out our offense (still a little weak at OLT and unsure at RB)

Of course, defense could work also: move up a couple of spots and get rolle, then spend the other picks on players to develop on the DL and at LB. Plus OL. This would mean no impact players (while Glenn still starts) but, next year, we would have a lot less holes to fill.
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Funny thing you mention Clayton and Williamson and WR with our pick.

Washington @#9 seems to be giving off the impression of going WR in the 1st round. they have worked out Williams, Williamson, and Clayton. have not really worked a corner out at this time.

I think we are looking at Ware. His projection is currently 11-15th overall.
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Washington @#9 seems to be giving off the impression of going WR in the 1st round. they have worked out Williams, Williamson, and Clayton. have not really worked a corner out at this time.
They have worked out Rolle and Pac Man.
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yea but they have worked out willamson and Clayton 2 recievers that will definately be there they must feel that rolle is goin to miami or Tenn, and pacman is a cardinal or titan.

Man i love draft rumors.
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Ware may be like Dunta last year - moving up the charts about 10 days before the draft.

Washington does have a need at WR (Toomer provide a deep threat but losing coles and Gardner hurts), but CB seems to be weaker and more important to keep their defense so highly ranked (but Gibbs traded Champ so he might be happy with a 3rd rd CB).

I get a funny feeling that Benson is the one that will drop out of the top 12. He and DDavis would be an interesting tandem.
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Washington does have a need at WR (Toomer provide a deep threat but losing coles and Gardner hurts), but CB seems to be weaker and more important to keep their defense so highly ranked (but Gibbs traded Champ so he might be happy with a 3rd rd CB).
Amani Toomer plays for the Giants, not Redskins...
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If we do trade I would like to see us trade down to 19 and pick up the second rounder for our 13. Then we could send the second from St.louis (390) and the third from the cowboys (225) plus our fourth (78) for the 26th overall pick (700). That would give us number 19 overall, number 26 overall, number 47 overall and number 78 on day one. With that I would like to see something like this.
Number 19 - Spears could be the guy to give the defense the jump it needs.
Number 26 -David Baas will help stabalize o-line for years to come .
Number 47 -Matt Jones big,fast and has great hands. His time at quarterback should help him pick up route running faster. You could also try him at tight end I personally think he could be a dominate tight end (strong enough to block).
Number 78 -Glenn's replacemnt.
If you went WR with 19 (Clayton or Williamson) then instead of Matt Jones you could take Crowder(LB) in the second. Also I would love to see OT Nick Kaczur with pick #204 great value, good ol Canadian boy.

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He is also tiny.

according to NFL Draft Countdown:
Mark Clayton -5'10" 193


according to espn.com:
Steve Smith - 5'9" 185
Laveranues Coles - 5'11" 193
Deion Branch - 5'9" 193
Troy Brown - 5'10" 196
Lee Evans -5'10" 197
Santana Moss -5'10" 185

I wouldn't mind having a single one of these guys as our #2... well, not T. Brown because of age, but you get my point...

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