A misleading thread title, but just for grins, I thought I would put to test the theory that the Texans have more drafted talent starting on defense than on offense. I bifurcated the team into offense and defense, then I looked at starting material only. I came up with 6 players on offense who were drafted by the Texans, and 7 players on defense who were drafted by the Texans. The only two '07 draft picks I have included are Jones and Okoye. I didn't want to assume that Harrison/Bennett/Frye would be starting this year, though I think they will challenge in position battles. For any ifs, ands, or buts, I referred to the latest Texans depth charts. What this means is that TJ and Babin were not included in this exercise because they aren't listed as starters. Obviously, since I am using Texans drafts as source material, I'm not considering the Ron Daynes and Anthony Madduxes. For my very simple math, I used the law of averages. Added up the rounds, then divided by the number of players to get the "average" round selection. Offense: WR1 AJ, #3 pick overall WR3 Jacoby Jones, 3rd round TE Owen Daniels, 5th round LG Chester Pitts, 2nd round RG Fred Weary, 3rd round RT Eric Winston, 3rd round Average: 2.8, or a late second round pick Defense: DE Mario Williams, #1 pick overall DT Okoye, 10th pick overall Mike Demeco Ryans, 2nd round CB Dunta Robinson, 10th pick overall CB Faggins, 6th round SS Glenn Earl, 4th round FS CC Brown, 6th round Average: 3 Results: the offense has a higher drafted talent than the defense. I thought it would go the other way. Flaws: Okay, obviously the assumption for this is that talent is where talent was. A 3rd rounder is not as talented as a 2nd rounder. You could make the argument that Demeco was clearly a first-round tier talent, but I was trying to be as objective as possible, so I had to go with an assumption or two. Also, I put Jacoby in as the #3 receiver, but not listed as a starting receiver on the depth chart. I also could have gone straight down the Texans draft picks, but that would have only shown where the Texans drafted and not where the talent is, which I is what I was really after. Besides, it would have included a lot of seventh rounders who never panned out. Conclusion: In the end, the talent levels out. I think where the Defense stands out is that the Texans have three guys who were the #10 pick or higher. On offense, only AJ was drafted so high.