So threes easons have passed since the Texans first rookie draft, and now is probaly a good time to evaluate how they did and assign them a grade if you so desire. All grades adjusted in relation to where they were picked. 2002 DRAFT: 1 1 David Carr QB Fresno St. - Still don't know if his paly has leveld up to number 1 pick status, but then again he's one of the best young QBs in the league and easily the best of those choosen #1 recently. Superbly better then the other option we had; and the FO was pretty adamnt about picking a QB with the franchises first pick; which I understand. Grade = B- 2 33 Jabar Gaffney WR Florida - Easily the best of teh FLorida recievers to come out in recent years. Showed signs of finally startint ot put things in order this year. Still makes some mental mistakes, ala the endzone approaching fumble, if he can take another step this year he will be a solid #2 for us. The second best reciever picked in the first two rounds, the first being Javon Walker. Grade = B- 2 50 Chester Pitts OG San Diego St. - Only player to start aevery single Texans game. Was asked to step in for Tony Boselli, and did as best as could be expected, mover to LG for the 2004 season and made teh transition reasonable well, despite playing nest to a different pearson for the third year and a row. Maybe the best run blocker on the O-line. Grade = B- 3 66 Fred Weary C Tennessee - Has not developed like teh team probably wanted him to. Does nothing more then provide depth. Grade = C- 3 83 Charles Hill DT Maryland - Gone Grade = F, only becasue he was a third round pick On a side note there really wasn't a whole lot around at the pick, the best probally being Brian Westbrook and Matt Schobel 4 99 Jonathan Wells HB Ohio St. - FINALLY showed some signs of developing into a powerful runner. Still backs into the hole to often. Grade = C 5 136 Jarrod Baxter FB New Mexico - Started till teh arrival of Moran Norris, and at that time was a fine FB. Grade = C 5 153 Ramone Walker S Pittsburgh - A good special teamer, who provides decent depth at the safety spots; if he can only stay healthy. Grade = C- 6 173 Howard Faggins CB Kansas St. - Maybe the best value pick in the teams short history. Was the nickel corner last year, and looks to only improve in that role in the coming years. Grade = A 6 190 Howard Green DT LSU - Gone 7 229 Greg White DE Minnesota - Gone 7 261 Ahmad Miller DT UNLV - And gone, then then again how many players from pick 190 on down do much. No grade given, since none of these guys were going to be much more then bodies for year 1. Overall thats 3 starters, 5 back-ups, 1 guy on another team and 1 guy out of the NFL. Greg White was the required DE/OLB tweener pick in 2002. All and all I think it was a great first draft for an expansion franchise, much better then Cleveland's; and a great start to building a team and still the draft that has yeild the most players (starters and back-ups) yet with 8.