This was inpired by something Jerek said in the David Carr thread, and I keep seeing it frequently. That is that the Texans are bottom of the NFL barrell in terms of talent. I thought about it, and I'm not sure that label applies any more. I'm not sure we have quite made middle of the pack overall, but we are not far from that imo. I am giving each group a grade based on roughly where I think that group is in relationship to the other 31 teams. Am I crazy here? Do they all stink? Or are the Texans actually better then even I give them credit for? You decide, and let me know where I am wrong. I'll try to be conservative in my analaysis: QB's - Ok, so this one is hard to judge right now for obvious reasons, but let's be safe and say middle of the pack group, 16th overall. RB's - Could be flirting with the top 10 with Green on board and Dayne backing up, but let's be safe and say 12th best group. If Green is not what I think, this could fall fairly dramatically, but I don't expect that to happen. WR's - Any team with AJ avoids the bottom 10, but who knows from there. It's all a crapshoot after that. Let's say about 20th due strictly to AJ. TE's - Owen Daniels was great, but the rest leave something to be desired, but they are not terrible either. Again, let me be conservative and say 20th best. Oline - I don't think it's nearly as bad as Carr made them look, and this grade is without Spencer. OTOH, they are not great either, and still need help. 24th best. Dline - Under achieving line, but a yr with Mario and the additon of Okoye should help. Still, I don't think they will be as good as their press clippings would indicate - 16th best LB - Demeco in the middle really helps this grade. Not impressed on the outside, although Barber may help a little. This may be a bit low really but - 18th best Secondary - We need help bigtime here, especially at FS. Let's be generous and give them 25th best, and that is due to Drob. ST - Kicker and punter are subpar as a group, but our returners should really shine. Deep snapping has never been an issue - all in all - 20th best. If you have a major beef with these rankings, let's hear it.