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Discussion in 'College Football & the NFL Draft' started by thetexanator, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. thetexanator

    thetexanator All Pro

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    ok so lots of fa's have signed and combine is done. lets limit the moves to 5( FA' and draft) lets try to be as reasonable as possible.

    1)sign ken hamlin.
    2)draft marshawn lynch.
    3)draft a wr in 2nd (hill, meachem, rice)

    man, i only see 1 reasonable FA pick up. thats not too good.
     
  2. Ole Miss Texan

    Ole Miss Texan Hall of Fame

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    FA- Sign Stallworth and Henry.
    Draft- Laron Landry and Ryan Kalil and Kevin Kolb
     
  3. Hottoddie

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    That's where you lost 95% of the board, including me. :D
     
  4. Clash_Fan3605

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    Draft- LaRon Landry, Daymeion Hughes / Marcus McCauley, Ryan Harris in Rounds 1-3
    FA- Travis Henry, Tyrone Calico

    This could get us 7-9 or 8-8 IMO :yes: (Oh yeah, & start Shane Rosenfels :cool:)
     
  5. thetexanator

    thetexanator All Pro

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    tyrone calico, i havent heard that name in a while. didnt he mess up both of his knees? has he recovered from that?
     
  6. SLO Texan

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    Draft- 1)Laron Landry FS LSU -2)Demarcus "Tank" Johnson DT NC State -3)Ryan Harris/Tony Ugoh OT (alls I know is that we need one)

    Free Agency- Donte Stallworth WR & Travis Henry RB

    This scenario would give Kubiak his "playmakers" on offense via FA.

    We desperately need a ball hawking FS and Landry looks like the second coming of Brian Dawkins imo.

    The "Tank" is a beast and I would love to watch he and Mario tear it up again like they did in college! I know its just a stat but he did like 42 reps on the bench at his combine workout and we desperately need some inside push on our d-line.

    As far as my 3rd round picks i honestly don't know too much about either guy but Kubs & Co. did well finding OL talent in the third last year so why not go for it again. I would use our 4th as well to take the best OL that fell to the 2nd day.

    Finally there's something worth talking about again!!!:yes:
    GO Kubes & Co.!!!!:texans:
     
  7. Clash_Fan3605

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    I honestly didn't know his injury was that bad. On second thought, go for another WR.
     
  8. Hottoddie

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    Okay, all kidding aside, I'll make a run at this.

    1) Sign Hamlin - FS position solved.

    2) Sign Stallworth - #2 WR position solved.

    3) Trade down with NY Jets - In predicting the draft, we have to make some assumptions. Assuming AP is there at #8 & the Jets covet him, would they be willing to give up their 1st (#25) & their two 2nd round picks (#37 & #59)? For this exercise, I'm going to assume they would.

    4) Select Lawrence Timmons (OLB) @ #25 - Assuming Chris Houston is off the board.

    5) Select Ryan Kalil (C) @ #37, Ben Grubbs (OG) @ #39, & Kareem Brown (DT) @ #59 - I included picks #37 & #59, since they were a part of step 3.

    As a side note, looking at all the teams picking ahead of our 2nd round pick, only Baltimore & Tampa Bay look like a center would be very high on their list of needs. Assuming that's the case, there's a real good chance that Kalil could be there for us in the 2nd round. But, you never know.
     


  9. Insideop

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    FA's
    1) Carlisle, OL from Denver
    2) Hamlin, S from Seattle
    3) Henry, RB from Tennessee

    Draft
    1) Okoye, DT
    2) Staley or Ugoh, LT
    3) Stanton or Kolb, QB
    4) Bennett or Bain, CB
    5) Simpson or Black, OLB
    6) Sepulveda, P
    7) Trannon or Rabb, WR

    Also, we need to resign Dayne and Leach.

    Of course there are many other options, but I would be happy if it went this way. JMHO!
     
  10. sangien

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    1. Landry FS
    2. Bush RB
    3. Stanton QB
    4. Pitcock DT
    5. Henry RB
    6. Falani WR
    7. Bo Smith CB

    sign FA WR Stalworth
     
  11. Hottoddie

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    I forgot about Carlisle. Imo, a free agent haul of Hamlin, Stallworth, & Carlisle would be a very successful free agency year for the Texans.

    Going back to my original post, I'd pass on Grubbs & select Michael Bush with the 39th pick.
     
  12. Navy_Chris

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    I would trade DC and my #8 to Cleveland for their #3. I'd turn around and trade the #3 to some team (Washington, perhaps) for a slew of 2, 3 and 4th round picks. With those, I'd draft:

    Kevin Kolb, Justin Blalock, Ryan Harris, Desmond Bishop, Michael Coe, and David Ball.

    In free agency, I would make a serious run at Ken Hamlin and Donte Stallworth.

    The Texans don't seem to understand the importance of having depth on the offensive line. UNTIL they begin to solidify the offense (o-line, specifically), they're not going to have much success against anybody. Drafting Blalock and Harris will help to remedy this problem. It can't be about 'win now' for Rick Smith, he must look toward the future if he wants to build this team into a winner. He must also alleviate the cap situation. Good Luck, Rick.
     
  13. Ole Miss Texan

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    I forgot about Carlisle...I'd sign him too. Resign Dayne and Leach.

    we signed Ahman Green right?
     
  14. YoungTexanFan

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    FA I sign Stallworth.

    Draft:

    I trade back with NE acquiring their 2 first rounders for our 1st.
    I trade David Carr to Oak for their 3rd, but attempt to take them like they took us for Buchanon.

    24. Chris Houston
    28. Ryan Kalil
    39. Brandon Merriwether
    Oak 3rd.: Manuel Rodriguez - OG - TT
    Hou 3rd.: Kareem Brown
    4th round: Dan Brazun - DE - Central Mich.
    5th round: Dallas Sartz - OLB - USC
    6th round: Garrett Wolfe
    7th round: Justin Medlock - PK - UCLA
     
  15. Ole Miss Texan

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    2 questions.

    1-where is the 3rd round picks of ours and oaklands?
    2-with drafting meriweather and houston...why the FS in the 5th?
     
  16. YoungTexanFan

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    I forgot that extra 3rd, and I don't really know, I just think he'll be good. I'll edit it.
     
  17. YoungTexanFan

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    I tried to veer from FA to help us build through youthful talent that we can afford. Sage takes over at QB. We add a potential #1 CB, an anchor for our offensive line. A very good cover FS who can hit, a powerful OG, a HUGE pass rushing DT who can stop the run, a pass rushing specialist DE, another studly USC LB who is an emotional leader, a quick scat back who has always produced, and finally we get a new PK who has done very well this offseason and has a great leg.

    Tell me this does not meet our needs. No qb this draft because none are worth drafting. This draft builds a team that we can simply plug our franchise QB into later. This is how top teams are built, and this is what I would do.
     
  18. YoungTexanFan

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    OK, I fixed it. Check it now.
     
  19. rickyb

    rickyb Scarlet is hot.

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    o The signing of Ahman Green to a 4-year deal indicates fairly clearly to me that we will not be hunting for a RB in round 2+.
    o I doubt AD falls to 1.08.
    o I doubt Kalil falls to 2.07.

    So, we have either Levi Brown or LaRon Landry flying up our board at 1.08. What would the (simple, no-trade) draft scenarios resemble?

    1/LaRon Landry
    2/Joe Staley OR CB
    3/Kareem Brown OR Ryan Harris
    Note that the order matters -- in other words, if we pick Staley, thereby addressing OT in Rd 2, then we don't need to go Ryan Harris in Rd 3, and so can address DT.

    OR.....
    1/Levi Brown
    2/CB (McCauley, Ross, Hughes) or S (Griffin, Merriweather)
    3/Kareem Brown

    Thoughts on Kolb in the 3rd. It could happen from a marketing perspective: UH homer makes good as Texan. Nice story. It could not happen from an opportunity cost standpoint: pick Kolb and forego other positions AND a better QB next draft. But I digress, back to the scenarios.

    The question is not "should we draft an OT in Rd 1?". Everyone knows our line needs depth, and we continue to look for our left OT. Rather the question is/should be: "Is LaRon Landry a better FS compared to other safeties thanLevi Brown is better than other tackles?" It is about incremental benefit and opportunity cost, IMHO.

    We are missing some key information. If we the prognosticators had better information regarding the status of Spencer's recovery, we would be better able to predict the direction of the draft. And so would other teams. Frankly, I would be very surprised if we hear anything re Spencer's knee/leg prior to the draft. Who we pick at 1.08 will speak volumes. If Spencer recovers, we have our starting tackles, and can address depth at OL later in the draft.

    Anyway, it has been an exciting NFL weekend.
     
  20. Please_Evolve

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    sign me on to that draft.
     

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