Houston Texans 2017 5th round pick, Treston Decoud, S, Oregon State

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  1. kiwitexansfan

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    Strengths
    Has outstanding size with long arms. Recognizes misdirection and plays with decent football instincts. Patient feet from press coverage. Can be physical through the route. Quick to body up and crowd an outside release against the sideline. Experienced in a variety of coverage. Held talented Cal wideout, Chad Hansen, to just four catches for sixteen yards. Eyeballs quarterback from zone and has good response time relative to quarterback's release. Aggressive tackler who steps downhill looking to finish in run support. Works off of blocks and into tackle position. Drives into his target, wraps, and tackles.

    Weaknesses
    Gets behind early when pressing receivers with release quickness off the snap. Backpedals from a narrow base with labored feet. Will lose some balance and body control when forced to transition against in-breaking routes. Takes way too many false steps when attempting to sink and trigger on the throw from his pedal. Doesn't have the sudden closing burst to defend what he sees in coverage. Had just two interceptions (both in one game) over 104 targets. Play speed is slightly below average. Unable to squeeze routes enough to make quarterbacks uncomfortable from off-man.
     
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    Treston's size and physicality are two traits that some teams will covet on draft day, but there are some coverage limitations that push him towards a cover-2 defense. DeCoud lacks the trigger quickness to close separation windows that open against him, so a team may try and convert him into a free safety role where his coverage and tackling may be a fit as a backup.
     
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    Too much talent on the board to take this guy here. Could of had him in the 7th round.
     
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    Honoring Earl 34 Teflon Rick must go

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    That and I bet he's a guy who will de anything to get a paycheck . I'm thinking he's probably good at special teams .

    ps. He ran a 4.57 at his pro day .
     
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    Team clearly has an ideal size/length requirement they are looking for... held Chad Hansen to 4 catches/16 yards. Sounds like a physical player that can tackle. Special teamer with upside to maybe get some help as a safety!
     
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    Nate Gerry was just selected. 6'2" 220 safety - won the state 100 meter dash, set a new state record in the 200 meter .... bright kid out of Wisconsin.
     
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    Solid addition if they put him at FS. Not high on him in our scheme as a CB.
     
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    Yeah I don't see him as a CB in our defense. Going to need to make the transition to S like Hal did.
     
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    The FO must see something in him that we don't.
     
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    Texans do seem to have a good record of finding DB's and CB's in lower rounds/ undrafted


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    Honoring Earl 34 Teflon Rick must go

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    I think at this point the Texans think it's time to go for the highest ceiling . This guy wasn't bad and faced a lot of adversity . Bottom line is he wants it .
     
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    Treston is very instinctual player, think of Bouye, but he moves to FS. Very similar I think? Playmaker, good hands but not WR's. Length to speed 4.57 better than given credit for. Closest comp they could find this late after run on db's.
     
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    Not super high on him but after the moves made in the rest of the draft I'm actually willing to give them the benefit of the doubt on this one. We still might grab something in FA, though the picking are slim.
     
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    I really like this guy. He is a physical DB that is an excellent tackler. Good at closing on the ball and gets his hands on the ball a lot thanks to his long arms. His game compares favorably to Bouye and I could see them using him in that same role they had for Bouye before Kevin Johnson got hurt. Designated TE eraser. He matches up well with bigger stronger receivers.
     
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    He looks kinda like Sherman, similar facial features and he's long and slender and reportedly physical corner so maybe they are on to something with this guy.
    As I recall Sherman was no a burner either, something in the 4.5s like this guy.
     
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    The Texans continue to collect high injury risk players. The "scary neck injury" referred to in the article posted above was not a neck injury..........it was a very serious concussion (Nov 2015)...........he laid on the field several minutes knocked out cold and not moving any of his limbs after he collided with a teammates helmet, even after placed on the stretcher to be taken to the hospital. It wasn't until he was admitted to the hospital did he have return of movement. And this was only one in a series of concussions that this young man had sustained. This history, along with his rather poor coverage skill, were the reasons teams stayed away from drafting him, as he could be one hit away from having to find another profession.
     
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    This needs to be reposted to the Injury Thread, and noted as being for Decoud.
     
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    https://www.profootballfocus.com/draft-live-day-3-draft-analysis-from-the-pff-team/
     
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