Football Gameplan's 2012 Draft Grades Video - Houston Texans

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  1. EmDiggy

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    Shout out back to ya Diggy. I think I'll wait till at least the end of this season to draw conclusions on a Draft Grade but always look forward to your input.

    I think/hope you're making a wrong call on DeVier Posey. Perhaps he could have been drafted later but several things I've read indicate he'd been gone by our next pick and had he been able to play last season at The OSU he was at the least a 2nd round pick so a case can be made that he was a value there. It all depends on what happens on the field this upcoming season.

    I agree with you on Case Keenum. The more I watch of this guy the more I like him. Unlike many others here, I like TJ Yates as well and think that he'll be a fine QB in this system that he ran for 4 years before he got here.

    I know it was a short clip but I think the FO did a great job in replenishing dept on the O line as well.

    Also our UDFA haul beside Keenum, namely, Dwight Jones?

    Have goot one.
     
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    We are on same page but I gave Texan's a C-. What played into my grade was not so much who they selected but who they could have and did not. The second round was loaded and they traded out. It could work but then again I could get prettier.

    2012 draft imo was a high risk maneuver when we should have gone with safer picks.
     
  4. EmDiggy

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    Thanks Homie! You're right about Dwight Jones...keep an eye on him. In my WR rankings I gave him a 2nd/3rd round grade. Does a great job of "High-Pointing" the football! I'm excited to see Keenum in Preseason.

    Thanks BadBoy! That's what threw me off...especially with the opportunity to grab a quality WR.
     
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    I think passing on Ruben Randle was the biggest miskate and we will regret it in the future.

    Unlike other people here I don't think Posey was a second rounder if he would have played the whole year, I have many friends from OSU who said that he wasn't that great and its difficult to judge how good a player is based only on highlights so I incline to believe them.

    Randle was there and if we would have got him, this draft deserved a B+ or even an A, getting two first rounders in the first two picks is a good deal every day of the week.

    Getting Brooks on the third, Jones and Crick on the fourth, I could live with Walter on the slot and pass on Keyshawn. And even after saying that I think Martin will be more productive than Posey.

    Anyway, we will have to wait and see....hopefully Im wrong.
     
  6. EmDiggy

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    Dude.. If I were near you, I'd buy you a beer :clap: A part of me was a little hurt that the Texans didn't take Randle in Round 1.. but I understood the Mercilus pick and I don't have a problem with it. The Posey pick blew me away because I don't trust ANY skill player from OSU.. they are beneficiaries of an outstanding offensive line.
     
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    Yeah, yeah - and Emmitt was just a too slow, too small RB who benefited from an outstanding OL.

    Couldn't find a single Posey highlight, hmmm?
     
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    rueben randles face irks me tbh..

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    He ain't the prettiest dog in the window but when I kept hearing the "He's lazy" knock on him I didn't see him being a Texan. Watching him during the combine and YouTube clips I was sold but there had to be a reason he was the 64th pick instead going in the 1st or early 2nd. Giants may have gotten a steal or a tapered brownie that lays in the yard. Again, too early to judge.
     
  10. EmDiggy

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    He does have that "Huh?" face...

    But don't let the sleepy face fool you... As drs23 said, the Giants got themselves a steal
     
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    Hey Diggy,

    Always great to see you!

    I agree with most of your analysis. I think Crick is a monster in the shadows, if he can stay healthy he is going to be a star!

    I'm not a fan of Yates, even though he was able to step up and keep us in the playoffs last year. Keenum is a great pickup and when he is ready I believe he is better than Yates by far.

    Posey is an enigma. I'm not conviced he's a weak as everyone is saying he is going to be. I don't think he can be the Man, but I do believe he can take pressure off the Man. He looks like he has the ability to get open even when there is nothing there. He has good hands and has decent size. If they can use him to stretch the Defense away from Andre or the TE, he can be a potent weapon.

    Thanks as always.
     
  12. EmDiggy

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    Emmitt had tremendous vision and balance... he would've been great in any offense. Posey just isn't a special talent...just a "decent' WR
     
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    Thanks Big Cooper, I appreciate that!! While Posey may not be the stud...he is an upgrade over Jacoby Jones. He'll be consistent
     
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    Did Obama appoint you Czar of the Playbook?
     
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    An upgrade over Jacoby is what we need.
    Why would we expect a third round receiver to be "a stud"?

    Also, I noticed that Posey either draw coverage toward him or run a deep route to allow Dane Sanzenbacher to have a good career with those TDs (11 in 2010 and 6 in 2009).
     
  16. EmDiggy

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    Mayyyyyyyyyyyyyybe!

    Its the fact that 1. Better WRs were on the board that could've helped you guys more so than Posey 2. The threat of Terrelle Pryor running made that whole offense work... More guys in the box, 1 less guy in coverage, more zone and less man coverage on the strength of a mobile QB.
     
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    He looks stoned ...... :kitten:



    Man where's the dorito's ?
     
  18. 76Texan

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    Not from where I sit, Em!

    It helped Sanzen, sure; Posey, not so much.

    I'm pretty sure Posey saw more double coverage than Randle or Dwight Jones. In fact, I'm sure of it.
     
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    You obviously didnt do your homework on this pick prior to posting the opinion.


    Where was Prior last season when in the three games Posey played he put up numbers comparable to those the two prior seasons.
     
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    Also, I had mentioned that Posey should have had at least another couple of TDs last year and some 150-200 addl' yards if his QBs can only be Jefferson and Lee (the 2 LSU QBs).

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    Another receiver that hardly saw double coverage is Wright; I don't think I ever saw one instance.
     

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