Food for thought as we wait for draft day

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  1. DocBar

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    http://blogs.chron.com/fanblogtexans/2008/02/a_brief_history_of_firstround.html

    I found this pretty interesting. Hindsight being what it is, it's easy to wonder just what some teams were thinking when they drafted a certain player at a particular spot.
    Looking at this information, would you change your mind on drafting a particular player/position in this years draft, feel that YOUR ideal pick for our 1st round spot is the best player or simply hope we draft the BPA?
     
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    I think that we have missed on only 2 players in round #1 David Carr & Jason Babin the rest have worked out well and it looked like david carr was going to work out but I think all of the hits took a a toll.
     
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    Four Players:

    Babin
    Carr
    Gaffney
    Hollings
     
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    Travis Johnson too, IMO
     
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    I thought this was interesting

    I wonder if the Texans would have interest in any of those players. Rod Coleman would seem like he could compete for a starting job. And I'd love to get Alge Crumpler. I know we have Owen Daniels, but imagine if we could line up two good receiving tight ends? Probably not that realistic, but I can dream!
     
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    I'd rather have Keith Brooking.

    I think he has played all 3 LB positions in his career.
     
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    Isn't Wayne Gandy a ZBS OT? and didn't he work with Gibbs in the ATL? You think he might wanna come work with him again?

    Would love to have Alge and Brooking, too. AFC would be completely stacked at TE. XD
     
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    2002: Julius Peppers DE
    2003: Andre Johnson WR
    2004: Dunta Robinson CB
    2005: Jammal Brown LT
    2006: Mario Williams DE
    2007: Too soon to tell (Either Amobi or Patrick Willis)
     
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    Keith Brooking would look GREAT in a Texans Uni.

    I like Owen but..... Crumpler > Daneils
     
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    I think the Texans will probably have some interest but he turns 37 tomorrow. He'd be nice as a backup but I don't think he's a starter anymore.
     
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    The hits he took is because he held on to the ball too long. So in essence, he was bad from the get go and not becasue of the hits.
     
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    Not last season.

    Looks like Crumpler needs a running QB to be successful. With Vick, he was the first read on every pass play.

    But with a pocket passer, he is the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th read on most plays & he just cant stay open that long.
     
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    I wonder how much his off year had to do with the Falcons having a bad team with multiple QBs starting during the season
     
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    Good point. Towards the middle of the season, he started to pick up the pace a little.
     
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    Obviously that was part of the reason.

    But if you watched any Falcons games you would see how bad Crumpler looked.

    He has to be the best receiver on that team, but he isnt even getting looked at.

    Why is that? Because he could not get open on anything deeper than a quick route.
     
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    At QB last year he had Redmen, Leftwich and Harrington aka The Three Amigos.

    I think it's safe to say he needs an NFL QB to be successful.
     
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    LOL. He had Vick before those guys.
     
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    You know as a toddler my uncle told me if I stuck my finger in the light socket, I'd get shocked. Hard head that I was....it took a couple of times getting zapped before his advise took.

    Quit taking players on the backside hump of their careers. It doesn't work and the only thing they get you is into cap hell.
     
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    Marginal article by a marginal bloger. Yeah the loss of twoes tends to come back and haunt you if the prospect you are chasing turns out to be sheeet. We got it.

    The draft is an art not a science. You can be beguiled by the numbers and be wrong. Conversly you can be beguiled by the film and be wrong.

    I think the worse thing the Falcons could do is take the QB with their first round pick. History says, at best, it is a fifty fifty propersition. And there is no doubt this year...Cornerback is the Texans greatest need. Even if it means they must sacrifice the guy they just spent two twoes on to get one.
     
  20. Polo

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    That's not true.
     

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