Best Possible will probably be the choice

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  1. Ibar_Harry

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    The Texans have so many needs, it will probably be the best available at the time our number pops up. I would think we would be more likely to trade down than up, because we need more bodies. If you read ESPN's evaluation on us, its like whos on 1st by Lou and Abbot. Casserly may know what he wants to do, but I don't think anyone else does. Most teams you can pin point one or two positions where they need help, but that's not our description. I certainly hope we pick up a couple of quality O-linemen somewhere in the draft as I believe that's really our biggest need. Our offense has to be on the field for a longer period of time to give our defense a chance to rest and be productive. We also need to put more pressure on the other teams defense to give them more opportunities to make a mistake. There's nothing better than a lead to help your defense. When you're behind you have to be more cautious and play contain. When your ahead you can gamble a little bit - or if you got a big cushion - you can just tee off. I do not believe defensive picks should be at the top of our list, but I'm probably in the minority.
     
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    I get the feeling that some people would rather we spend all our our picks on O-lineman idonno:
     
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    This is an interesting article from The Chronic...Is this the most important draft in the Texans' brief history?

    John Lopez seems to share many of your views, Rabi, but I'm not sure I'd take a writer that thinks 1 + 1 = 3 seriously :heh:...

    Oh and there's more to the article, I just posted the draft portion...In the other portion, he basically says we've done nothing this offseason, so there's no way we can finish better than we did last season...Interesting to see so much negativity from The Chronic, but hey bad attention is better than neglect...
     
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    Playoff caliber running back? How about a playoff caliber team? That is what is needed to reach the playoffs. No one man can carry the entire load. That includes Carr, AJ, and Glenn who appear to be the leaders on the team right now. Antwoine Smith was the NE's RB two years ago in the SB. Was he a playoff RB? This writer does not see the whole picture.
     
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    I agree with Lopez, and made a similar argument recently in this forum. We have lost two productive LB's, and added a speedy ILB to replace Sharper. That's it folks. They have added nothing else in FA that will help this team. Personally, if Benson is there, he is my pick. And, I am begginning to think he may just drop, although it's still probably a bit of a longshot. If we want someone that will have the greatest impact THIS season, Benson is by far the best choice. An argument could be made that others would have a longer and bigger impact over time, but let's face it - For the first time, this coaching staff and FO are under some pressure to start winning, and nobody would do more to make us a winner in 2005 that Benson. All this sky is falling on the oiline is weak. This is a terrible draft on the oline. Reaching for need is not the best way to build for the long term.
     
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    Marcus Ruthless pragmatist

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    I know you're going to drop dead from the shock, Porky, but I absolutely agree
    with you. I cannot understand this Alex Barron lovefest at all.
     
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    It's largely due to people thinking, "Carr needs an O-Line in front of him" and then thinking, ":hmmm: Reaching for a LT will help them out a lot, especially one who won't play his rookie season since he's not strong enough or good enough of a run blocker to play OG his rookie season and he will likely not beat out Wand for the starting LT spot since replacing one rook with another is a bad idea"... :whistle:
     
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    Ok, I agree that the massive negativity ref. the O-Line is a bit overboard. I happen to think they will be improved this year which should bring them up to average.

    As for it being a terrible draft for linemen...well I disagree with that. It is a down year for tackles maybe, but there are quite a few high quality interior linemen available this year. If you're one of the teams that snap up guys like Dan Buenning, Dave Baas, or Ben Wilkerson I suspect you will come out doing pretty good.
     


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    Unless of course you want to be the next Cleveland Browns.
     
  10. Texas_Thrill

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    I agree I would definitely like to see at least two lineman taken. Remember football is won in the trenches. A playoff RB can't do anything if nobody can block for him and last i checked none of these guys are Barry Sanders.

    I'd honestly like to see a trade down for Brown OL or Travis Johnson DL. Then pick up Mathis WR and Baas OL in the 2nd.
     

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