Houston 2nd Round #58 Selection Poll

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Who should be the Texans' 2nd round pick at #58?

Poll closed Mar 15, 2012.
  1. Alameda Ta'amu NT 6'2½" 341 Washington

    16.0%
  2. Ronnell Lewis OLB 6'2" 245 Oklahoma

    8.0%
  3. Brandon Boykin CB 5'9¼" 183 Georgia

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Brandon Thompson DT 6'2" 311 Clemson

    44.0%
  5. Mike Martin NT 6'1 306 Michigan

    4.0%
  6. Shea McLellin OLB 6'3 260 Boise State

    24.0%
  7. Ben Jones C 6'2⅝" 303 Georgia

    4.0%
  8. Dwayne Allen TE 6'4½" 255 Clemson

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Isaiah Pead RB 5'9⅞" 193 Cincinnati

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Dutchrudder

    Dutchrudder King of the Potato People

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    Hello! We are at the 2nd round pick for the Texans in the 2012 TT Mock Draft. Thought it would be worth it to poll the masses to see what you guys would do in the case that the following players are available:

    Alameda Ta'amu NT 6'2½" 341 Washington
    Ronnell Lewis OLB 6'2" 245 Oklahoma
    Brandon Boykin CB 5'9¼" 183 Georgia
    Dwayne Allen TE 6'4½" 255 Clemson
    Brandon Thompson DT 6'2" 311 Clemson (for 3-4 DE spot)
    Mike Martin NT 6'1 306 Michigan
    Isaiah Pead RB 5'9⅞" 193 Cincinnati
    Shea McLellin OLB 6'3 260 Boise State
    Ben Jones C 6'2⅝" 303 Georgia

    !!!You do NOT have to vote immediately!!!
    Feel free to discuss in this thread what you think of the proposed draft picks and why you think whomever would be the best pick for the Texans. The poll results are Public and it will be closed in 3 days. You may only select 1 player.
     
  2. Wolf6151

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    Brandon Thompson would be a no brainer pick here, he's easily the best player and best value at this point. In reality he's probably a low 1st or very high 2nd round pick.
     
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    Depends if Mario is back or not. If yes, I go Almeda Ta'Amu. If not Ronnell Lewis.
     
  4. Dutchrudder

    Dutchrudder King of the Potato People

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    Video of Thompson against VT:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fx0ivIXHU0&feature=related

    He certainly has some power to push the line, but do you see him as a 3-4 NT or a DE?
     
  5. rmartin65

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    I am between Lewis and Martin here. Both are players, and I hope the Texans land one of them.

    That said, I am fine with just about all the players on the list-

    Alameda Ta'amu NT 6'2½" 341 Washington
    Big NT with good athleticism. Subpar Senior year, but had an injury.

    Brandon Boykin CB 5'9¼" 183 Georgia
    Not wild about this pick. A round early (IMO), and I doubt he is any better than Harris.

    Dwayne Allen TE 6'4½" 255 Clemson
    The Texans' offense runs on TEs. Nice pick.

    Brandon Thompson DT 6'2" 311 Clemson (for 3-4 DE spot)
    I have just never been wowed by the guy. Solid player, would not be crazy about the pick, but I would not hate it.

    Isaiah Pead RB 5'9⅞" 193 Cincinnati
    Meh. 3rd string RB this early? I'd pass. The only pick here that I legitimately dislike.

    Shea McLellin OLB 6'3 260 Boise State
    I like it. Pass rush specialist, plays balls to the wall.

    Ben Jones C 6'2⅝" 303 Georgia
    Position of need, strong player in arguably the best conference in the nation.
     
  6. Wolf6151

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    I see Thompson as a NT in our one gap system. Wade wants someone with pentrating ability in our system to put pressure on the QB, instead of the traditional brick wall in a 2 gap system.
     
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    What about Bruce Irvin? I know some guys wanted a pass rusher in the 1st and you could hit that right here. He's not great against the run, but he would be a 3rd down specialist as a rookie since we already have our starters at OLB.

    And I would hate a Ta'amu pick.
     
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    For me, it's down to these 3 guys. I'm leaning towards the OLBs, but I just don't know which one is better for Wade's system. Lewis was a standout special teams player at OU, which helps his case, and he has a non-stop motor. I really like his pass rushing abilities and I think he could challenge for Brooks Reed's starting spot.

    I like Brandon Thompson, but I'm not sure how good he would be in the 3-4. I had him rated higher due to me having the Browns 4-3 in mind. He would be great depth at DT for that team. I figure he could be a DE or NT in Wade's 3-4.

    Ronnell Lewis OLB 6'2" 245 Oklahoma

    Brandon Thompson DT 6'2" 311 Clemson

    Shea McLellin OLB 6'3 260 Boise State

    Tough call.
     


  9. Wolf6151

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    Mario isn't gone yet and I think the Texans are working hard to re-sign him so I don't see the need at OLB yet. Also Cody will be hitting FA after next year so it would be nice to have replacement all ready to go. Picking Thompson also frees up the Texans to move Earl Mitchell to depth at DE, a more natural position for him.
     
  10. WolverineFan

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    That's exactly how I feel as well. Two-deep would look pretty solid, IMO.

    LE
    J.J. Watt
    Earl Mitchell

    NT
    Shaun Cody
    Brandon Thompson

    RE
    Antonio Smith
    Tim Jamison
     
  11. mussop

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    THIS!!!!! There is no one on that list even close to him.
     
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    Ronnell Lewis would be a stud in our defense.
     
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    Can we start adding some RT's to that list?
     
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    I selected Brandon Thompson out of Clemson .... But with todays events with Winston being released , I kinda wish there was an OT on this list. :kitten:
     
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    There will be some decent prospects available in the 3rd round.
     
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    can't get better value then thompson and he feels a need. its with out a doubt you take thompson
     
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    only other player i consider is lewis (if mario goes though). i'd consider Jones but i can't get past the value of thompson
     
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    This changes everything. I know for a fact the Texans like Mitchell Schwartz of Cal, now I better understand why. He would be a great fit here & would start immediately making a late 2nd rd. Grade good value.
     
  19. Rey

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    I want to change my pick...

    Brandon Thompson and it's not even close.

    Not sure how I missed his name there...He is easily the best player there and would be a steal for us there in the second round...
     
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    I went McClellin. I think he's the best fit schematically although maybe not BPA which Thompson probably is. Doug Martin wasn't available right? That guy will be a beast.
     

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