[CHRONIC] Five first round prospects for the Texans

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  1. Texans34Life

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  2. rmartin65

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    Hell no to McCourty. The guy is not a first round prospect.

    1) Joe Haden
    2) Kyle Wilson
    3) Mike Iupati
    4) Ryan Mathews
     
  3. Lucky

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    From LZ's blog linked above:

    Mathews plays in the WAC, but he did average 140 yards rushing in 2 road games versus Big 10 opponents this season. Not sure what he was doing catching passes at Senior Bowl practices, as he was a junior. And I have to respectfully disagree on Mathews home run ability, as he peeled off (7) 50+ yard TDs this season. Only Spiller would rank ahead of Mathews in terms of big play potential.

    I would have to think the Texans would at least consider Dan Williams or Brian Price in the 1st round. Possibly even Taylor Mays. I'm not seeing Kubiak and Smith reaching for a project like Iupati. And these 3 CBs really don't fit the Texans size profile, though Haden might be too good to pass on.

    If I were to rank 5 players as potential Texans 1st round picks at this moment:

    1) Ryan Mathews
    2) Dan Williams
    3) Taylor Mays
    4) Joe Haden
    5) Brian Price
     
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    Those would be my 5 players:

    1. Kyle Wilson
    2. Earl Thomas
    3. Ryan Matthews
    4. Dan Williams
    5. Taylor Mays

    Haden will be gone by our pick, and I don`t think we`ll go with Iupati (although I could live with that). Brian Price has an outside chance, but I think Dan Williams is the only DT we`d consider in the 1st.
     
  5. LZ

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    I didn't include Williams and Thomas because I think they will definitely be gone. I just don't think Mays has the instincts you want at FS if you are going to be playing Pollard at SS. Williams would probably be a top 3 choice for me if he's on the board. Earl Thomas might be my first choice.
     
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    Dutchrudder King of the Potato People

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    Lance, can you and any other mock draft writers you know start creating lots of mock drafts that all have Earl Thomas dropping into the low twenties? If the collective minds of all the mock drafters around the nation start slating him lower than he is really worth, maybe his stock will artificially fall so that the Texans can grab him at 20! You could have the power to influence the NFL draft!

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  7. Spled

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    Mike Mayock has Thomas rated over Eric Berry.
     
  8. LikeMike

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    I have a good feeling, that at least one of the 2 will be there...

    With Mays I just love his potential! Of course he could be a bust, but with his speed and athletic nature he could be a homerun for us. And Cushing thinks pretty higly of him, so that`s a plus as well.
     


  9. steelbtexan

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    I love Thomas and hope he falls to 20 but to rate Thomas over Berry is crazy.

    Monte Kiffin said Berry has the potential to be te best S he ever coached. He said that last year and no I dont have a link.

    Kiffin coached a guy named John Lynch who in his prime wasn't to bad. If I recall correctly.
     
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    Yes he said it in his pregame interviews with the annoincers of the Vols game on ESPN.
     
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