Discussion in 'College Football & the NFL Draft' started by JB, Jan 5, 2019.
A general thread for Texans specific draft talk
Well, lets get it going. I'd liken to start with a recommendation. I think the NFL should adjust their draft positions based solely on the 16 game results. The playoffs are simply another season all together. WC teams have gotten hot in the playoffs and went on to win it all, they should have their draft position penalized b/c of it.
ummm, the SB winner picks 32nd? If a WC team makes it to the SB, they pick no higher than 31st?
If the #12 team won the SB they'd pick 32 versus 20, that would be a big difference.
I think he meant 'shouldn't be penlized' so a 9-7 SB winner would still pick 20ish.
I think the system is fine as is.
It does seem somewhat unfair that a team gets penalised for winning the SB.
What about moving their second round pick to the top of the second round?
In effect, they would have picks 32 and 33.
Just spitballing here.
What penalty? In theory you just proved you're the best team in football. Seems a bit ridiculous to then turn around and say "well we're not really that good."
I mean its like a reward for proving yourself the best team in football.
Injuries to the top teams may have made the mission easier for the #12 WC team.....doesn't mean they would beat the best team if healthy.
And they may not. Guess we can put an asterisk in the record book and draft your way in the seasons AP writers decide the best team didn't win.
Better to keep it purely objective.
The current system is fine.
Give me the Lombardi and I would happily pick 32nd every yr.
ahh, that one little word makes all the difference
A snake draft?... that has problems of it's own towards competitive balance
NFL want’s parity.
Patriots are the model, usually trade down anyway, to replace higher cost players, that’s key to longevity as well as having franchise QB who plays for less than market value.
Their reward is a trophy that says they're the best.
I'm ok with the draft order as is. Not so much with how compensatory draft picks are awarded. (Yes, I'm admitedly biased to the Texans and we seem to get shafted often.)
The Texans won't be getting any compensatory picks this year. The signed more free agents than they lost to other teams.
Atleast they participated in FA last yr.
Much different than the yr before.
Free agency is so damn inefficient that you don't really want to play unless you believe yo are close or just cant fill that position otherwise , it can be cap crippling.
Just look at Colvin last year …. $8.5m for hot garbage that didn't even suit up in the last two games. Not a lot of money for a quality corner but way too much for an average or worse corner.
The only OT's worth their salt who changed teams were Solder and Norwell …. all the rest stayed put for the most part. The quality Corner market was just as thin … that's why they paid Colvin more than he was worth.
If it were up to me , the only guys I'd attempt to sign in free agency are proven high quality players and bargain bin types that if they work out will outperform their contracts. I'm not messing around with the middle types , they just aren't cost efficient.
There might be a few exceptions to that rule but not many ….
Also the timing of the use of free agency is important - you don't want to cripple yourself cap wise when you don't have most of the pieces in place …. the last free agency period is a good example of that. They were lacking talent at OT , OG , CB , TE and S … not a real good idea to handcuff yourself going forward when you have so many needs , especially when those positions lack quality talent in the FA pool - particularly OT and CB.
Agreed on the middling type of FA's except when they fit an exact need. Example: WR John Brown is a guy you can use when Fuller goes down again and your offense doesn't miss a beat.
What do you think about signing a middle of the pack FA OT like Donovan Smith or Trent Brown? I like the Idea of signing a vet LT and drafting a young guy that played both LT/RT in college and letting him start out at RT and that way you're covered if your LT gets hurt. Cajuste/Dillard/Scharping come to mind as these types of guys.
At CB Claiborne/Melvin are the only CB that I would consider an upgrade, but there will be some rebuilding teams looking to trade vets for picks and you have to consider doing everything possible to upgrade the CB position, particularly when the Texans are going to be facing the QB's they're going to be facing next yr.
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