General draft thoughts.

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  1. Texansphan

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    Texans did a great job on their first two picks - #68 and #80 getting Justin Reid and Martinas Rankin, but dropped the ball with the 98th.
    Seems they were going BPA which also happened to fill needs, but then made a pretty big reach to get Aikens at 98. There were so many good players still on the board at this point and they could have justified any of them - Da'Shawn Hand DT, (ranked about 50th), Quenton Meeks CB (mid 50's), Deon Cain WR, (Mid to late 50's), Ogbonnia Okoronkwo and Josh Sweat OLB/Edge (60-65) and even Josey Jewel ILB (70).
    All these selections could be justified and work for us.
    Let's hope the Texans put their game day caps back on and get some more value with the rest of these picks - starting with #103 tomorrow - another very important pick with so many good players still on the board in this very deep draft.
     
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    Any thoughts on next position to be looking at. In order: RB, WR, CB?
     
  3. Bulls on Parade

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    I'm real excited about Jordan Akins!

    His potential is off the charts. He needs more seasoning.
    This is a tremendous athlete that played other sports.

    Deshaun Watson is going to love him!

     
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  4. Texansphan

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    I'm still not completely happy with our Tackle situation but at this point, we are not likely to get a starting LT, so a good all round RB (with blocking ability) would be a good pick imo.
    It might be worth trading next years 4th to try to get another pick in this round - perhaps add #211 to it to see if we can get a mid 4th.
     
  5. Texansballer74

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    I am not disappointed at all. They had a plan and stuck with it. We got three players who I believe will contribute sometime this season. I'm very curious to see who they will draft with their 1st pick in round 4. More n likely best available player or a RB
     
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    After doing research on Akins, I'm not really bothered by the pick. He might have been a little early and his age might scare some people off but he dominates in the seam and has twitch to him that most guys his size don't have.

    Way more pros to his game than cons.

    Biggest issue with him is his age. He needs to play immediately and get comfortable with Watson ASAP. They could build a connection.
     
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    Add another pick and target who? Wouldn't mind targeting rotational DLine either especially if there's someone that can get penetration on 3rd downs.
     
  8. powda

    powda Team BLEACH!

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    Core superstars are all coming off injury. Coaching is still mediocre at best. Safety position should be better with badge and reid. OL is a mishmash of guys ok in different positions and good at none. Watson is our one saving grace - but he has to be legendary to get us there.

    Better then 9-7 is an accident.
     
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    Watson made last years OL Look competent .... and I think they were worse than the OL that gave up 72 Sacks with HWWNBM under center.

    If these guy's can be mediocre ..... it'll be an improvement and they'll appear much better than they are because of Watson.
     
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    powda Team BLEACH!

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    Problem is, Watson is coming off injury.

    New faces doesn't mean better on the ol. Nobody is a proven talent. And the ol coach is the same.
     
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    I think it's pretty funny how our 1st pick Justin Reid thought of by many to be a first round talent has the least posts for his introduction thread.

    Rankin coming in a strong second.

    But Akins has a commanding lead in post count that looks insurmountable. Instead of talking about our two prospects who are considered steals people want to gather and complain about a perceived reach.
     
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  12. Texansballer74

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    Complaining is what brings attention and ratings.

    It's not fun when everyone is in agreement and happy.
     
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    With a self imposed, weak, draft - pick quiver, it was imperative that we spend each of those picks, as wisely as possible. I went through all 130 TE listings on NFL Draft Scout and could not find his name. At 6'3, 244, 4.93 - forty, and age 26 during the season, this was not just any old error. It was blatant display of ignorance. Yes, Reid, and Rankin were good choices .... but that does not forgive this pick. It would be different, if all of those numbers were better, and he just turned out to be a bust. It would benefit us to immensely to select Tyrell Crosby immediately today !
     
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    The draft always is a Gambe - especially in the later rounds. In the 3d rounds you basically have 2 options: take a „Safe“ pick, someone with a high enough floor that he probably will be able to start before too long, but Not a very high ceiling. Take a flyer on a guy that dropped because of Injury, mechanics or character concerns. That is a high upside guy with a rather Big Chance to bust.

    That‘s why it is always difficult to judge a draft. That TE guy is definetly a low floor high ceiling guy - might be a brilliant pick, might be a bust. With our 3d pick I am totally fine with Selektionen a guy like him.

    Our first two picks seem Safe with a higher ceiling. We only got 3d round picks, so we don‘t get a real Safe homerun pick anyways. With our picks I am happy so far. Now I would like to get another HB soon and maybe a pass rusher...
     
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    Not to put a target on my head, but at this point, what options did we have at TE?
     
  16. chicagotexan2

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    I won’t pretend to know the players in the draft like some of you guys but I don’t like getting players that are 25 years old. This guys better be good sooner because his career window is already shortened. I would have preferred a WR but oh well. I hope these guys work out though.
     
  17. Texansphan

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    Yeah plenty of good Dline left here too.
    I wish we had another three picks in this round!
    I know I said last night we likely won't get a good LT now but upon reflection, Desmond Harrison is still on this board and he is a talented dude.
    Deon Cain WR is also still on this board
     
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    Or Des Harrison.
     
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  19. AngryNateFTW

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    Where did you find his 40? I couldn't find it anywhere. Also pretty weird for a guy who runs 4.9 to straight up outrun safeties. (If you watch his film)

    Not justifying the pick (Even though, I kind of like it) I just wonder where you got your info.
     
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    He didn't run the 40 at his pro day or combine so not sure where you're getting the 4.93 40 from. Watching his tape it's pretty clear he plays much faster than that time.
     

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