Percy Harvin

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  1. The1ApplePie

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    I would love to see this guy line up next to AJ next year. If the Texans want to embrace their role as an elite offensive team a dominating No. 2 reciever would go a long way to "greatest show on turf" territory.

    He should be around at the time we pick, and I'd see him as best the player available if Terrence Cody and Brandon Spikes are gone
     
  2. beerlover

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    I think he slides to the 2nd rd. we'll have to see if his measureables scare of some teams from using their 1st on a DeSean Jackson type of slot wr/special teams star........if the Texans are interested he just might be there in the 2nd but I would prefer a more physical, blocking WR similar to AJ. This is my favorite WR in the whole wide country for the Texans, who reminds me of a young, stronger version of Marvin Harrison- Hakeem Nicks :)

    http://tarheelblue.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/nicks_hakeem00.html
     
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    Nicks and Harvin are both great players and both deserve to be first rounders but we really don't need to draft a receiver.
     
  4. YoungTexanFan

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    Harvin doesn't run crisp routes and has size issues. He traps the ball to his chest far too often for my liking and is more of a slot reciever. He is the SEC version of Jacoby Jones. If Percy Harvin is BPA at our pick, we traded out of the first round. Also, there is no need to draft a WR in the first aside from Crabtree. Harvey is a track guy in football pads and seems the next in line for Florida recievers.
     
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    I disagree. I think Percy Harvin will be a significant addition to an NFL team almost right away, if not right away.

    Don't see much of Jacoby Jones in Percy Harvin.

    As for WRs in the first I would take Crabtree, Bryant, Harvin, or Nicks in the first round if I needed a receiver.
     
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    speed kills in the NFL, so does small hands as we've found out with Jacoby ball security cannot be overlooked. I'll reserve judgement until the combine but I do expect him to blister the 40 4.25 - 4.35 :jogger:
     
  7. YoungTexanFan

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    If he is a significant addition to an NFL team it will be on special teams only. He just isn't ready yet. He has elite athleticism but he needs work on the little parts of being a WR. If you don't like the Jacoby comparison, think maybe a Devin Hester potential guy but not quite that level. Would you draft a return man in the first round?
     
  8. Hooston Texan

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    No, thanks. Unless McNair is giving up his "no miscreants" policy, there is no way we're taking this guy.

    I grew up in Harvin's hometown (Virginia Beach). I came to Houston a dozen years ago but still have family and friends in that area. Harvin was trouble, trouble, trouble coming out of high school. He was suspended almost for as many games as he played. I've heard conflicting reports as to the substance of his issues, but suffice it to say that not even Frank Beamer was particularly interested in recruiting this guy despite his obvious ability.

    Now, maybe he found religion or something like that at UF--he seems to have kept his nose clean, but I admit I don't keep up with the Gainesville police blotter.

    The guy can definitely play. No doubt about that. But if he does live up to his potential, you can take this to the bank: he will be the next diva/prima-donna WR.
     


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    What's Chad Jackson up to these days?
     
  10. The1ApplePie

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    After seeing him in the BCS game and with Crabtree and Nicks declaring, Harvin would be there in the second round. Would be a hell of a pickup.
     
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    I don't see him as an upgrade over Andre Davis
     
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    If he was as good as Hester, hell yes. That guy has won many games for the Bears by just returning punts and kickoffs.
     
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    Daniael Manning is the kick returner in Chicago now.
     
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    Yes, but only until now. Hester has returned many kickoffs in the years past. And the only reason he doesn't return kickoffs anymore because the coaches thought he was getting tired with his increase plays as a reciever.
     
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    The last thing the Texans need to do is waste their first round pick on a WR when they already have a really good #2 in Kevin Walter.

    The Texans would never do that any way, so this is more of a fantasy of yours. The Texans will draft defense and I'll guarantee you that. Our needs on the D line, secondary, and LB position far exceed any other position on the field.
     
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    Kevin Walter proved in the Oakland game that he isn't a good No. 2. AJ got taken away and Kevin Walter was nothing.

    Guy puts up big numbers because he is next to the best WR in football, not because he's a great talent. Adequate but not great.

    The offense is built around one player and no team will win championships or playoff games that way
     
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    Well said. Even if the top receiver in the draft lasted until 15, I'd prefer to trade down. We have too many pressing needs on defense to upgrade our already #3 or 4 offense
     
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    Harvin isn't worth a 1st, IMO. At least not to us.

    As a pure athlete, he is a great talent. But he just isn't ready to play WR in the NFL. He has the tools, but he is gonna be a guy that only returns kicks for a year or two until he sharpens up his routes. Based on potential, 1st round talent.

    If we were going WR, Crabtree, Maclin, Britt, Heyward-Bey, and Nicks are all better picks I think.
     
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    The only receiver that I like in the 1st 3 rounds is Crabtree. If he is there at 15, and no suitable trades arise, the Texans have to take a look. The passing attack would be dynamic. Harvin is still a couple years away from being a legit receiver. He does most of his damage (at least against Oklahoma) on the ground.
     
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    1 game :rolleyes:

    not to even mention that aso was lined up on him too. what about in GB when harris was doing a good job on aj? or last yr when aj was out etc

    schaub, slaton, aj, walter and daniels are plenty good enough to win playoff games after what ive seen the last two weeks.. why waste a pick that NEEDS to go to the defensiv e side of the ball
     

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