thanks for the well thought out and civil response OT, it really lends itself to further discussion .. while I may not share your level of optimism I do agree that each player respectively has shown at some point or another during the year that they could help whenever it is that they will be asked to do so. Coutee came out in his first game as a pro and set the NFL completions record for a rookie in his first game and then the injury bug hit. I had high hopes when the Texans selected 2 TEs last year thinking to myself that OBrien was going to recreate the offense he had in NE with 2 young and promising rookie TEs. TBD. I loved Rankin in college, he's really left me deflated. I dont see even an inside lineman at this point. He is weak at the point of attack, does not play with leverage and his feet rival how bad Davenports feet are. Want to kill Watson? PLay Davenport and Rankin on the same side. Staying healthy is part of it. Players becoming pro's is part of it. Gaine did an ok job for this first gig, but it was an OBrien/Gaine aligned selection process so Bill OBrien should also share the accolades or the criticisms when it does or doesnt work out. Its still early to suggest that late round picks have panned out I mean the sheer number of injuries on this team would necessitate the need to keep playing these young guys in particular the special teamers. As long as the selection committee keeps nailing the 1-2 picks like the previous, those are the difference makers IMO. Happy stories about late round picks becoming HOFers are really cool and all that, but its really not the norm in the NFL, but with you I also share a newfound appreciation for having serviceable later round picks this year and hope that the trend continues. If Justin Reid becomes an All Pro safety then this draft was a win regardless of who else emerges.