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Old 10-18-2011   #1
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1. David DeCastro, OG, Stanford
I stick with the top OG with the first pick. He would fit in at RG or LG from day 1 and instantly improve the line. Foster or whoever the RB would have an automatic cutback lane to run through and Schaub or our QB would have time to throw the ball. A stud OG can make or break your team.

2. Juron Criner, WR, Arizona
A big (6'4) target with reasonable speed. Good hands, a big frame, and good route running means he is the #2 receiver we have wanted opposite AJ for years.

3. Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin
You can call me a Myers hater, but I just don't think he is too small to deal with the massive NTs in the NFL these days. Bring in Konz a big powerful 6'5 315 lb Center who can move the defender backward, create holes, and pass block. He has great technique and his footwork is solid for a guy his size. Put Konz at Center, DeCastro next to him and run the ball through the holes they create all day.

4.Tydreke Powell, DT, North Carolina
He is not a true NT, but he is what the Texans need. He excels against the run and can on occasion push forward too. I would get him to add a little bit of wait and have him stay home and be our run stopper/plugger.

5.Korey Williams, ILB, Southern Miss
A very sound lb with a nose for the football. Very insticintive. A great backup for Cush/Meco and a possible starter in a couple of years.

6.Chad Diehl, FB, Clemson
Vickers was brought in to be a FB, but he did not shine in blocking and was abysmal in his one attempt at catching the football. If he can’t do either, what’s the use of keeping him? I say its time to get a bulldozer blocker and Diehl is that. At 6’2 265, he will run through defenders and blast monster holes. Use him for what he is: a monster run blocker and you won’t be sorry. Plus he can line up as an additional blocker in the pass game!

7. Traded for Mr. Mason.
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Right now the WRs in the bottom 1/3 of the first excite me a lot more than the OL prospects.

I think we'll keep our 7th with 6+ guys ahead of Mason on the priority target list.
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1. David DeCastro, OG, Stanford
I stick with the top OG with the first pick. He would fit in at RG or LG from day 1 and instantly improve the line. Foster or whoever the RB would have an automatic cutback lane to run through and Schaub or our QB would have time to throw the ball. A stud OG can make or break your team.

2. Juron Criner, WR, Arizona
A big (6'4) target with reasonable speed. Good hands, a big frame, and good route running means he is the #2 receiver we have wanted opposite AJ for years.

3. Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin
You can call me a Myers hater, but I just don't think he is too small to deal with the massive NTs in the NFL these days. Bring in Konz a big powerful 6'5 315 lb Center who can move the defender backward, create holes, and pass block. He has great technique and his footwork is solid for a guy his size. Put Konz at Center, DeCastro next to him and run the ball through the holes they create all day.

4.Tydreke Powell, DT, North Carolina
He is not a true NT, but he is what the Texans need. He excels against the run and can on occasion push forward too. I would get him to add a little bit of wait and have him stay home and be our run stopper/plugger.

5.Korey Williams, ILB, Southern Miss
A very sound lb with a nose for the football. Very insticintive. A great backup for Cush/Meco and a possible starter in a couple of years.

6.Chad Diehl, FB, Clemson
Vickers was brought in to be a FB, but he did not shine in blocking and was abysmal in his one attempt at catching the football. If he can’t do either, what’s the use of keeping him? I say its time to get a bulldozer blocker and Diehl is that. At 6’2 265, he will run through defenders and blast monster holes. Use him for what he is: a monster run blocker and you won’t be sorry. Plus he can line up as an additional blocker in the pass game!

7. Traded for Mr. Mason.
Mocks and response are just opinions so here are mine.
No OG going to beat out Wade Smith who is prob our best Oline player. If I was selecting Ol in first it would be Osemele. Criner is a good pick but think he will be avail in 3rd. I'm not opposed to a reach if he is your guy. Konz is good but you want to start 2 rookies side by side on this Oline? Shudder. I do like Diehl as he is my FB in 6th.

Explain what you see in our roster corners that excludes a draft pick for position that is considered by many to be #1 hole. Thanks for your efforts. I enjoyed the read.
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Mocks and response are just opinions so here are mine.
No OG going to beat out Wade Smith who is prob our best Oline player. If I was selecting Ol in first it would be Osemele. Criner is a good pick but think he will be avail in 3rd. I'm not opposed to a reach if he is your guy. Konz is good but you want to start 2 rookies side by side on this Oline? Shudder. I do like Diehl as he is my FB in 6th.

Explain what you see in our roster corners that excludes a draft pick for position that is considered by many to be #1 hole. Thanks for your efforts. I enjoyed the read.
Thanks!

1) De Castro has the skills to play at RG or LG. For the purpose of our team, I would start him at RG for Brisel(sp) who is inconsistent. As he gets better/Smith ages, he could switch over to LG.

2) Hard to tell where Criner may go. I really like him and willing to "overpay" as it were to get him. He has great hands, great size, runs good routes with reasonable speed.

3. Konz is exactly what we need at Center. Perhaps he will not be ready week 1, but he is a monster C who comes from OLine University. The nice thing about a Center is he doesn't need to worry about speed rushers, he just has to handle the big boys up front. Lonz can do that.

A couple ofreasons I did not draft a CB:

1) I was really high on Brandon Harris last year and I think he is our longterm answer as CB #2. He plays a ferocious cover style. I suspect Wade will bring him along slowly this year after giving KJ a fair opportunity. Next year I think Jospeh is CB #1, Harris starts at CB #2, and Jackson/Roc compete for the third spot.

2) We just drafted Harris and Roc last year. We can't keep drafting CBs and not letting them develop.

3) I felt OG, WR, OC, and DT were more important positions of need than CB. By the time I got to the fifth round, I did not see any CBs that were any better than what we currently have on the roster. Secondly, I just don't see any fifth round CBs that are better than likely UDFAs. We can get a 5th round talent as a UDFA. I don't think that can be said for the other positions.
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Right now the WRs in the bottom 1/3 of the first excite me a lot more than the OL prospects.

I think we'll keep our 7th with 6+ guys ahead of Mason on the priority target list.
AJ(injured) Foster, Daniels, and Walter are likely all ahead of Mason. But then you enter the Jones, Johnson, Dreesen, Mason group. I could see Mason getting ahead of all of them based on his past steady play.
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The only pick I didn't really like was Criner. He doesn't have the speed I want at the WR.2.

Love the DeCastro and Konz picks. Hopefully Konz will be there. The offense would be complete and this would be the fastest way to greatly improve the team.
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I love Diehl. He was an offensive lineman in high school so I would suspect he is no stranger to pass pro. And he is a load clearing holes in the middle.

I'm not sure how effective he would be in our bootleg game. He's not any sort of receiving threat at all. Very one dimensional player, but boy is he great at that dimension.
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The only pick I didn't really like was Criner. He doesn't have the speed I want at the WR.2.

Love the DeCastro and Konz picks. Hopefully Konz will be there. The offense would be complete and this would be the fastest way to greatly improve the team.
I hear you. At the moment I really like Criner. If he had speed to compliment his hands, size, and route running he would be a first rounder. Good route running and good hands are musts for a WR. Size and speed can't be taught. I sacrifce speed for size at the moment.

HUGE fans of the two lineman, especially DeCastro. A big powerful OG who can stand up to the attack and create holes instantly helps Schaub. Give Schaub time and he can make throws. Give Foster a hole and he can break a long run. I like Konz as well and also hope he is there in the third.
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I love Diehl. He was an offensive lineman in high school so I would suspect he is no stranger to pass pro. And he is a load clearing holes in the middle.

I'm not sure how effective he would be in our bootleg game. He's not any sort of receiving threat at all. Very one dimensional player, but boy is he great at that dimension.
Diehl would be GREAT in the bootleg, provided he is used properly. I would use him just like in a run play where he blasts a hole in the DL and lets the RB through. If he does that on bootlegs as well as running plays, it really sells the run. Schaub can then roll out and hit a receiver or TE down the field for a big gain rather than try to dump it off to Diehl. Diehl is not a receiver, he is a bulldozer and he needs to be used like one.
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1. DeCastro, I love the player. He's not the pick I would have made but I like your reasoning and can't argue with it. Good pick.
2. Criner, again great player. I'd have chosen Jones in the 2nd round but Criner is a close 2nd choice for me. Great pick.
3. Konz, another great player from O-line University, this pick might require some luck. Good pick.
4. Powell, I don't know much about him but have heard that he could be a good mid round NT choice. Good pick.
5. Williams, I don't know anything about him but I like the position chosen here, ILB needs some better depth than Sharpton.
6. Diehl, great player chosen for the position, not sure Kubiak will go for a guy that can't catch the ball as well.

You chose many players that I would not have selected but I can't argue with the picks because they are good players and I appreciate your different perspective on the draft. I agree with your reasoning on CB and addressing other needs instead, as much as I want to upgrade our talent level at CB we have to let our new coaching staff do their job and allow the continued developement of our current CB's. Nice mock.
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