Later Round Picks

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  1. beerlover

    beerlover Site Contributor

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    Everyone is focused on the early picks and rightfully so. but how about the diamonds in the rough, the later round picks? come up with some gems that could stick or at least make the practice squad and I'll buy you a beer :heh:

    here is one of mine, I think the Texans have two 7th round picks although my source is only showing one (#204, maybe the Chiefs #206) anyway's one of those how about this guy- Daniel Loper OT Texas Tech http://www.redraiders.com/stories/100904/foo_1009040012.shtml Loper (6-6, 313) ran his 40s in 5.27 and 5.26. He also ran the short shuttle in 4.84 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.80. He had a 8-foot-9½ broad jump and 19 bench presses. He also was hanging out at the Texans training facility last year sometime before the season, just a thought. anyone else care to chip in on a personel favorite or have some inside scoop on some other prospects the Texans may have on their wish list?
     
  2. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    Kansas DE (tweener) David McMillan
     
  3. Texan in Japan

    Texan in Japan All Pro

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    A couple of names to consider for late day 1 or day 2...

    Jesse Lumsden RB McMaster (Canada)
    Chad Owens SLOT WR/PR Hawaii
    Rob Hunt OT North Dakota State
    Michael Roos OT Eastern Washington
    Tyler King OLB/DE UConn
    Andrew Hoffman NT Virginia
    Nick Speegle OLB New Mexico
    Jordan Beck LB Cal Poly
    Boomer Grigsby LB Illinois State
    Roger Cooper LB Montana State
    Aric Williams CB Oregon State
     
  4. beerlover

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    think I found another diamond in the rough, kid is from Oregon and has been very impressive in workouts, may lack the size the Texans covet but frankly I'd like to see them add some speed to the DT group, here is a short blurb from his Pro Day workout-

    senior defensive end CHRIS SOLOMONA ran between 4.73 and 4.75 in the 40... 4.20 short shuttle... 7.17 three-cone... 32.5" vertical... 9'1" broad jump and also did 24 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6044, 287 pounds... this was the second straight impressive Pro Day performance for this full-size DE, who can play in either a 4-3 or 3-4 scheme...

    file CHRIS SOLOMONA for future ref-
     
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    swtbound07 Jackass of Day!

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    hometown love.....Nehemiah Glover, WR Texas Tech. 7th rounder...heh heh...wait and see
     
  7. threetoedpete

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    I don't think he'll be drafted, but I hope they invite Will Mathews FB Texas, to camp. It's gonna be harder and harder for the low guys to make the team. Already posted my diddy about Jones. Hope Lord pays off this year.
     
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    DT Albert Means
    DT Anthony Bryant

    Both are huge NTs who can eat up blockers, but they need better conditioning.
     


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    TE Anthony Curtis Portland State - he's a great blocker, and hes got good speed and decent hands. He would definately be a project, but he could be a good value in the 6th or 7th.
     
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    Johnathan Goddard is a guy who could play OLB for us. I'm glad we had someone checking out the Marshall workout. He would be a great pick in the middle of the draft.


    http://www.herald-dispatch.com/2005/March/19/MUspot.htm

    These were his stats for this past year:

    78 Tackles, 16 Sacks, 28 Tackles for loss
    1 Interception, 5 Passes defensed, 2 Touchdowns, 5 Forced Fumbles
     
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    good one, forgot about him :thumbup
     
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    Jerome Collins TE Notre Dame
    Anthony Curtis TE Portland St
    Jelani Clement C Hampton
    Matt Grootegood S USC
    Michael Hawkins CB Oklahoma/Dallas Desperados (6"1', 175, 4.38)
    Jordan Beck ILB Cal Poly (ran a 4.45)
    Jonathan Welsh DE/OLB Wisconsin
    Anthony Bryant NT Alabama

    ^^^These are all guys that I think with the right coaching can all be really solid players in the NFL...
     
  13. beerlover

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    by middle round do you think he lasts until rd 4 when the Texans pick? never seen him play but those are some very productive numbers along with some good combine #s :thumbup
     
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    I don't know if he will last that long. I think he has definitely improved his draft position. When I saw him play Georgia this year he was all over the field. That game at least, he was the best DE on the field.
     
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    As Vinny mention David McMillan at DE with really good speed for attacking the QB from OLB.
    Rob Hunt Center at North Dakota State 6'4 3/4" 305 pounds runs a 4.93, maybe play OG too.

    Lynn McGruder DT at OU, mostly played backup. Nice size and speed combo.

    Nehemiah Broughton RB from The Citadel. Good speed in 40 for his size 5'11 1/2" 250 pounds. Power back to mix with DD

    Scott Young OG BYU. He's the guy that lifted 43 times at the combine, but I like his speed and size (6'4" 312 5.08 forty) and the way he looked in drills. Only played OG one year, moved from DT.

    Isaac West WR Furman 4.37 speed right at 6'.
     
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    I guess Michael Hawkins can't get any love here *sigh*...

    Oh well...
     
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    think UCLA wideout Tab Perry will last until late?
     
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    Goddard is a great prospect. I've seen him play a few times on ESPN. I'm a sucker for the MAC games. Anyways when he played against Toledo I think it was, he was an absolute beast. He had something like 3 sacks, a forced fumble or two, and was already in the double digits in tackles in the game, and the other team was routinely putting a TE to help the OT, and a RB chipping him on the way out of the backfield. At one point they were only able to run a play with one receiver because Goddard was causing such havoc in the backfield. Everyone else was kept in to block. Looking at him you wouldn't figure him for a college DE because he is very fluid in his movement, and he looks very quick and doesn't look that big. I believe Marshall played Oklahoma or KState one year too, but I'm not sure how he did in those games. So he's definately faced some good competition.
     
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    personally i see us drafting D-lineman in the later rounds

    at NT i think the best player will be:
    anthony bryant 6'3'' 337lbs his 40 time was 4.97...although that's not fast when you think about how big he is that's pretty impressive
    jason jefferson 6'1'' 310lbs played a lot in the big 10 conference and does real well against the run
    sione pouha 6'3'' 325lbs 40 time 5.06...supposed to be really strong

    at DE for i us here is a couple of players to look at:
    jovan haye 6'2'' 284lbs 4.75 guy is a boom or bust type player worth taking a long look at
    lorenzo alexander 6'2'' 289lbs 5.07 a lot has been said about this guys strength and ability to stuff the run
    jay ratliff 6'5'' 278lbs 40 4.87 everyone says this guy has a great attitude and is always in the weight room
    jim davis 6'3'' 277lbs this is a poor man's marcus spears...always seems to make plays and someone you can never count out

    as for OLB or ILB's i don't see a lot of guys that fight our defense but here's a few:
    adell duckett 6'3'' 270 4.81...extremely productive in the big 12 creating sacks and ints
    jonathan goddard 6'0'' 238lbs 4.68...always seemd to find away to the QB

    some other players:
    daniel loper ot
    jon dunn ot
    dylan gandy c
    bobby purify rb
    alex haynes rb
    lionel gates rb
    dustin long qb
    stan hill qb
    tony jackson te
     
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    James Butler S Georgia Tech Butler, who worked out at the combine, measured up at 6-1½ and 212 pounds. He ran a 4.49 and 4.55 in the 40, had a 44-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot-8 long jump, a 4.04 short shuttle and a 6.71 three-cone drill.

    Leon Robinson OG Georgia Tech Robinson (6-3¾, 317) ran 4.99 and 5.03 in his 40s. He had a 36-inch vertical, a 9-foot-5 long jump, a 4.98 short shuttle, a 7.98 three-cone drill and 29 reps.

    Thomas Johnson DT Mid. Tenn. State Johnson (6-2, 294) ran his 40s in 5.07 and 5.12. He had a 29½-inch vertical jump, 8-foot-9 long jump, 4.72 short shuttle, 7.72 three-cone drill and put up 30 reps.

    Elliott Harris DT Ark. Harris (6-3 3/8, 279) ran a 40 in 4.81 wearing track shoes, and ran 4.91 in another 40 without them. He had a 35-inch vertical, a 10-foot-6 long jump, a 4.35 short shuttle, a 7.60 three-cone drill and did 26 lifts
     

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