Prospects Texans are considering in the first round (reported by ESPN)

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  1. djohn2oo8

    djohn2oo8 All Pro

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    Darren Lyn of ESPN Confidential reported that the texans are looking at (of course we already knew) Brian Cushing, Clay Matthews, but also Rey Meuiluga, Aaron Maybin, and Robert Ayers. He said that the Texans are going to be looking to fill gaps in the first two rounds.
     
  2. Texecutioner

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    Bring on Meuiluga. Best LB out of the bunch. I'd take Meuiluga over all of those guys. Maybin would be nice to have as well.
     
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    Ayers, really? No way... I would be disappointed.
     
  5. rmartin65

    rmartin65 I'm Score

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    No to Ayers, Cushing, and Matthews (at the 15). And I am not really a fan of Maualuga. Damn, I am in for a disappointment.
     
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  6. DiehardChris

    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    Levitre would be great, especially if he fell to the 3rd.
     
  7. Texan4Ever

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    I believe that we should go ahead and trade out of the 1st round completely and pickup more 2nd and 3rd round picks since we've been successful in finding better quality talented players not in the 1st round.
     
  8. ArlingtonTexan

    ArlingtonTexan Moderator Staff Member

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    The Texans have had him in for a visit. Who knows which of these guys the Texans really like?

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    I'm thinking we trade back with the Eagles. I'm guessing they'll take Moreno or perhaps Jenkins.
     
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    Even Maybin I could handle but Ayers? C'mon that's a 2nd round DE who soared up in the last month, I'd rather take Michael Johnson at 15 than Ayers. Laurianitis was a top 10 pick supposedly last year so I'd be happy with that selection too.
     
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    Unless a outrageously talented shut down corner or safety falls to us at the 15th spot, I agree.
     
  12. PapaL

    PapaL Loose Screw

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    Just say no to Michael Johnson at 15.
     
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    This makes the most sense and I agree completely. New England has three 2nd round picks if we trade #15 to them for #34 and #47, the trade point value works out almost perfectly. This would give them two 1st round picks and we'd then have three 2nd round picks. I'd love it.
     
  14. JayCee

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    Mr 'X' from PFT has us taking Rey, over Orakpo - who falls to New England!

    http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/04/20/the-first-mr-x-mock-draft/
     
  15. Ole Miss Texan

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    Maualuga... that's interesting. On this team he would be nothing more than our MLB which means Demeco would move to the outside. On passing downs, I can't see Rey staying on the field when we have Adibi, June and Demeco. So we draft a 2 down MLB at #15? i'm not buying it. We'd get much better value taking a MLB later if that's what we're looking for. Or... I'd rather move Diles inside as a backup to Demeco and us take an OLB.

    Maybin... I'm very skeptical about all these similar type players. I'm no where near convinced he could be a 4-3 olb (MAYBe a 3-4 olb though but we don't run that). so i'm assuming he'd be situational pass rushing de for us? Anything short of a dwight freeney at #15 and i'd be dissappointed for such a play limited player.

    I could actually get on board more with Ayers. I was a fan earlier of trading down and taking him in the 1st. With the signing of Antonio Smith, I don't feel DE is near the need it was. With that said, Ayers could develop into a great DE opposite Mario. if Smith moves inside on passing downs then ayers would come in. Start off as a situational pass rusher and come in to relieve smith on other downs... then develop into a full time DE? I'd like this better than a DE/OLB hybrid.
     
  16. threetoedpete

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    Yeah didn't you get the word, Rey Maualuga is the second coming of Dick butkis. Able to leap tall buildings with a single bound....who knows maybe Demeecos ankle is chornic. They're not going to re up him they are going to dump him.
     
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    No way Maybin will go 31. He'll probably be top 10.
     
  19. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    Personally I'd love to see Rey Maualuga on our team. He'd instantly add toughness, explosive hitting and attitude. I'd move DeMeco around and stick him in the middle on passing downs.
     
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    I don't like the idea of drafting any of those guys at #15. If we traded back then I could deal with one of the OLB's. If we stay at #15 then the only guys I am looking at are CB Malcolm Jenkins & RB Chris Wells.
     

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