Discussion in 'College Football & the NFL Draft' started by Wolf, Feb 21, 2010.
Nate Allen is a bigger free safety than Thomas but also a little stiffer in the hips. Also give edge to Thomas recovery speed & ability to blanket a TE or RB. That is why one is rated a 1st rd. talent the other a 2nd. I doubt Allen can just come in here & beat out Eugene Wilson, he will take time like Barwin to develop.
Texans need to really nail picks with players who upgrade what is currently on their roster. If they don't get a shot at Earl I say they should pass on addressing position via the draft, maybe in free agency?
I think Burnett in the 2nd round and Allen in the 3rd round would be good value.
Burnett looks the part but has stiff hips & struggles in man coverage. He does hit like a ton of bricks, might be moved to strong safety?
I've said it before, Burnett is in the mold of Dom Barber in that he's a bit of a tweener at S. That's fine for depth, or maybe for a different system, but I don't really see the fit here.
Getting the S from the Card's if hes released would really benefit us.
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