Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by rmartin65, Apr 29, 2011.
YES!!! Love this pick!
Meh pick 2 of this draft so far.
I liked Houston better.
Yeah, I like it.
Should be an excellent OLB for us. So far I give Smithiak an A
We're going to have to change our name to the Knights .
I absolutely love this pick
Houston would've been nice, Paea would've been nice...I think some of these CBs are gonna fall, there hasn't yet been a spurt of offensive players...
I'm satisfied though.
Watt - ??? - Williams
Reed - Cushing - Ryans - Barwin
Jackson - ??? - Quin - ???
Need a few more answers yet. Watt/Reed seems like a good start. So it's NT, CB and S left. 5 more picks.
I'm not sure how I feel about this pick. Most reports (including today's ESPN Draft Show) repeatedly use the term "stiff" or "stiff hips." Many feel that he was an overachiever in college and has met his peak. I guess we'll see.
04/04/2011 - Top linebacker prospects: 4. Brooks Reed, Arizona, 6-3, 263, 2 Reed worked out with the defensive linemen at the combine, but he projects best to outside linebacker in a 3-4. He only enhanced that probability with a 4.65 40, which was faster than 18 of the 24 linebackers tested in Indy. That included a position-best 1.54-second 10-yard split among defensive linemen, showing his explosive first step. Reed isn't quite as athletic as Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews, but he does change directions with fluidity and impressed in positional drills at the combine and the Senior Bowl. The three-year starter closed his career with 114 tackles and 17 sacks and was first-team All-Pac-10 in 2010. - Jeff Reynolds, The Sports Xchange
Reed has been an active part of one of the best pass rushes in college football for the past two years, but is a bit of an end/outside linebacker 'tweener as an NFL prospect. He's slightly undersized for a 4-3 end and lacks the fluid hips for assignments like open-field tackles and man coverage against tight ends as a 3-4 linebacker. However, the NFL will get effort, hustle and quickness off the snap at either position.
Positives: Three-year starter at end is a combination of effort, hustle and quickness off the snap. Could get a look as a 4-3 end, but is also well suited for outside linebacker in a 3-4. Stays low, runs well and is relentless in pursuit. Powerful bull rush and a quality speed rush. Consistent and strong tackler, can deliver the big hit. Contributes on special teams. Smart in the classroom, fiery leader on the field - top intangibles.
Negatives: Appears a bit stiff in the hips and doesn't change directions well. Has bull and speed rushes and an OK spin move as pass rush techniques - that's it. Spin move is the double-move. Doesn't disengage from blocks effectively. Did not fare well against better competition. While effort is good, isn't very effective as a lineman against the run, and can be overpowered and washed. Doesn't have a lot of experience in pass coverage.
LOVE THIS PICK for the first time in a LONG time! I'm glad Rick didn't pick! I love the way Wade is doin' this! Now - get em Wade in the 3rd!
I'm happy with it. Best OLB on the board at our pick and we didn't have to give up later picks to get him.
How can they say he changes direction well and then say he doesn't change direction well? Which is it?!?
I am so thrilled!!! JJ Watt and Brooks Reed is my most favorite combo we could have gotten. I'm the happiest person alive.
The three guys I wanted were all off the board already. Of the LB left, I preferred the kid from Georgia and the S from UCLA.
Its not a bad pick, but its not a good pick either.
Meh, it ok.
i wash kinda worried when
CB went off the board
CB went off the board
OLB went off the board
OLB went off the board
but IDK about this pick i dont know nothing about this guy
Nice hair tho DOnt cut them long locks off if dem locks give him any type of special powers like they gave CLay matthews then im all IN LOL
I think Reed has benefited by Clay Mathews' success. Matthews didn't put up great stats in college and it concerned more than just a handful of people. Now Reed looks like a similar type of player and I think Wade feels that he has Clay Mathews II.
If Wade likes him, I love him!
I am so happy we have real coach on Defense now.
I think Reed played real well in college. Never really stood out nationally because Arizona has a LOT of really good D players and they all do their role well. I think Reed plays like Matthews in the sense he's relentless. With that said Clay had more pass rushing moves coming out.
So far this board seems to really like him. Our first two selections have been very popular around these parts. What a nice change.
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