Prospects you like

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  1. Childress79

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    Now that we know who all will be in the draft and have had an opportunity to see many prospects in the Shrine game, NFLPA, & the Senior Bowl, who are a few of the prospects you like (especially those that you like for the Texans). I'll lead off:
     
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  2. Childress79

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    O-line: I am hoping we sign a free agent to compete with or replace Davenport at LT. I think that our IOL is serviceable as it is so I am looking for depth and a starter at RT.

    David Edwards: his stock might be slipping but if his shoulder checks out at the combine he is my favorite prospect for RT. I could see Watt taking him to the cabin and whipping him into shape before TC. Would likely have to be our first round pick but could slide to 2nd?

    Yodny Cajuste: This would be a situation similar to Lane Johnson in Philly as I think Cajuste would start out at RT but would be the heir apparent to whoever we signed as a FA at LT (Trent Brown? Donovan Smith?). Almost certainly would have to use the first round pick.

    Cody Ford: Maybe the top prospect at RT in the draft. I worry a little bit about his length but he is exactly the type of player I want at RT. May be gone before we pick.

    Dalton Risner: I am not as high on him as some. He is the guy I see with the highest floor but also the lowest ceiling. I am open to being wrong about that but that is how I see him. I would take him if available in the 2nd round.

    Chuma Edoga: I like Edoga as a mid round pick who we groom to play LT in the future. I would consider pulling the trigger as early as the 3rd round but would prefer our 5th rounder.
     
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  3. Childress79

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    Running backs: The longhorn in me wants to believe that Foreman will be back in a big way next year but I am concerned enough to want to address the position with a mid to late round pick or an undrafted free agent.

    Miles Sanders: I think he is a less juiced up Lamar Miller. Selecting after the 2nd round would be my preference.

    Elijah Holyfield: Bulldozing RB with some big play ability. Not a feature back so much as a change of pace, wear down the defense runner. Replacement for Foreman that I’d spend no more than a 3rd on.

    Benny Snell: Similar to Holyfield in terms of style and value.

    Mike Weber: Another bruiser. Might be available in the 5th?

    Nick Brosette: Blue’s replacement. Would look to select him in the 6th or 7th.
     
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  4. Childress79

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    Wide receivers: A position of strength on paper, we just suffered through a glut of injuries that decimated the position group and requires some attention. Will Fuller is a potential cap casualty in a year or two and I want to put us in position to move on if he can’t live up to his cap hit. I am looking for an impact player that can play from the slot and the boundary or an impact boundary and then a depth piece from the slot.

    Riley Ridley: Similar to but bigger than his brother Calvin (who caught 60 passes with 10 TDs as a rookie this season). I wish he could make it to our second round pick but I think he’ll be picked earlier in the 2nd.

    Kelvin Harmon: A less explosive Alshon Jeffery. Red zone weapon. Like Ridley his value for me is early 2nd between our 1st and 2nd round picks.

    Deebo Samuel: Offensive weapon. Can play from the slot, the boundary or out of the backfield. Would have to pick him up in the 2nd if he made it that far.

    Andy Isabella: His ceiling is Tyreek Hill, his floor is a juiced up Wes Welker. He would be firmly on my radar in the 3rd but I might spend a 2 just to ensure I get him.

    Penny Hart: Similar to Isabella but without some of the hype until the senior bowl (I admit I wasn’t aware of him before this week). Would like him in the 5th but we might have to spend a 3rd to get him.
     
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  5. Childress79

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    Front 7: Would love to add one more difference maker to the defensive front. Depednign on what we do with our own free agents, the line should be deep if not necessarily full of difference makers. We could use another above average lineman. As for our LB core we still are prone to being abused by RBs and TEs in the passing game.

    Charles Omenihu: Difference maker as a 3-4 DE opposite JJ. Would allow us to consider letting one of Blackson, Dunn, Heath or Convington go. Likely would take our first to get him if he wasn’t already gone by then.

    Daylon Mack: Insurance in case Reader is too expensive moving forward. 2 down NT with juice for his size. 3RD and beyond.

    Renell Wren: 3rd down interior DL pass rush specialists. What Carlos Watkins is supposed to be but isn’t yet. 5th round and on I would consider either one.

    Ricky Walker: See Wren above.

    Jalen Jelks: Athletically he is what an edge rusher is supposed to be. He played out of position inside for much of his career (but was an effective 240 lb DT). I think with a little schooling he could give us what Whitney Mercilus produced before this season. I would target Jelks in the 2nd or 3rd.
     
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  6. Childress79

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    Corners: I hate our cornerbacks (outside of Joseph) as much as I love our safeties (assuming we bring back Tyrann and Kareem, I love our safeties). I think Gaine has to sign a starter level free agent corner (I would suggest Darqueze Dennard or Bashaud Breeland). I would think a rookie would start out behind Joseph on the depth chart but would replace the veteran in season.

    Trayvon Mullen: Have long been a fan of his height and speed. Defensive MVP in the National Championship shows he is likely more than just a good athlete that plays football. Almost certainly would have to use the first round pick.

    Kendall Sheffield: Fastest man in college football? Sheffield is local (Missouri City) and would be the perfect guy to apprentice under Joseph given their similar attributes. Second or maybe 3rd round pick.

    Amani Oruwariye: Reminds me of AJ Bouye. He is farther along than Bouye was at this stage though. 2nd or 3rd round pick.

    Isaiah Johnson: A WR to CB convert with traits to become a starter. He might not see the field next year so I would probably be against picking him before the 5th round.

    Michael Jackson: Physical corner whose stock took a hit at the Shrine game. 3rd round at the earliest.
     
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  7. Lucky

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    This guy is the real deal. He has all the tools. But he has football savvy, to boot. That's what you're looking for in a player. I doubt the Texans get him, but damn he's good.

    You mentioned a lot of good players, but some of the lesser known guys I like are:

    Oli Udoh - OL, Elon. He might not be plug and play like a lot of this very solid o-line class. But in a couple of years, Udoh could turn into something special.

    Byron Cowart - DL, Maryland. Top rated prospect coming out of HS looked like a bust at Auburn as an edge player. Now at 290+, Cowart looks like he can play either the 3 or 5 technique in the NFL. He's a steal if he gets to Day 3.

    Markus Jones - Edge, Angelo State. Jones manhandled the big school linemen at the Shrine game, and hustled after the ball like someone stole his mama's purse. reminds of another DII defender in Raven's Matt Judon.
     
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    Good Stuff :wesmantexanfan:

    I would have to take a hard look @ Deebo w/#23 selection. He could really help take a load off DeAndre and if Fuller and Coutee could stay healthy that's going to spread any defense wide open.
     
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    Watching the first half of the senior bowl and Udoga looks terrific. Moves his feet very well.
     
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    6'6" - 330 10" 36" 85" .... man, that's so impressive, it's almost overkill !
     


  11. justmy2cents

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    Ryan Finley is impressive .... smooth, textbook throwing motion, ball jumps out of his hand ....cool customer !
     
  12. TexansFan15

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    Here are the Offensive prospects that I’m interested in:

    OT
    Andre Dillard- WSU, great pass protector, 3 year starter
    Kaleb McGary- UW, great length, apart of a great tackle duo at UW
    Dalton Risner- KSU, nasty demeanor, versatile across the line, excellent strength
    Max Scharping- NIU, 4 years starting experience
    Cody Ford- OU, nasty demeanor, RT but has potential at OG as well
    Yodny Cajuste- WVU, projects starting LT, great power

    Didn’t list Little or Williams because I don’t know if they’ll be on the board for our pick.

    OG
    Chris Lindstrom- BC, great combination of size and technique, came from a run heavy offense
    Michael Dieter- Wisconsin, great athleticism, has scheme diversity
    Nate Davis- Charlotte, powerful blocker, moves well
    Hjalte Frohodlt- Arkansas, developmental prospect, converted DL, flexible, great movement

    RB
    David Montgomery - Iowa State, grinder, aggressive, soft hands
    Derrell Henderson - Memphis, good balance, speedy
    Devin Singletary- FA, good balance and vision, elusive
    Devine Ozigbo- Nebraska, smooth mover, blend of power and lateral quickness, great size, could be a bargain in later rounds

    I feel like the is a deep draft, so we could potentially find great value in the later rounds.


    TE
    TJ Hockenson- Iowa, don’t know if he’ll be available but I like him, soft hands, has experience with in-line blocking, does it all
    Irv Smith Jr- Alabama, excellent route runner, great run blocking TE
    Isaac Nauta- Georgia, great size and power, strong hands


    Very deep TE class. I think we’ll find value in mid or late rounds

    WR
    Riley Ridley- Georgia, soft hands, locates the football well
    Keesean Johnson- Fresno State, technician at route running, strong hands, can play both outside and slot
    Keelan Doss- UC Davis, great senior bowl week, small school burner, flawless routes
     
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    Here are the Defensive prospects that I’m interested in:

    CB
    Byron Murphy- UW, stickiness with man coverage, cover intelligence, excellent quickness
    Rock Ya Sin- Temple, great size, good technique, physical, great production with passes defensed and interceptions
    Julian Love- ND, quick feet, good hands in off coverage, speed is a potential concern
    Montre Hartage- Northwestern, great size, terrific ball skills, scrappy

    S
    Nasir Adderley- Delaware, versatile, played both CB and S, good speed, smooth footwork
    Taylor Rapp- UW, smart and aggressive , excellent tackler

    I believe S isn’t a high draft need, but I’d definitely consider these players.

    LB
    Cody Barton- Utah, great in coverage,
    strong tackler, toughness,
     
  14. Lucky

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    I think @otisbean is referring to Chuma Edoga - LT, USC. He displayed good footwork in keeping the South's edge rushers from turning the corner. Also had the quickness to get out on the bubble screen, that O'Brien loves so much.

    The big guy you were thinking of, Oli Udoh - RT, Elon had some issues with outside speed in the game. May have to kick inside intially in the NFL.
     
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    I heard that Ya'Sin had poor showing at Senior Bowl? Can anyone confirm that?
     
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    Good catch .... yeah, after I saw those measurements, I went back to watching. As soon as I spotted him, he got embarrassed by an edge rusher who easily hit the QB. What a shame .... not just triangle numbers, all the numbers .... but you've got to watch them move ! He's big, he's strong, he's fast .... but is he a football player ?
     
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    Edwards stock is slipping due to injury? I suspect he might be on our radar because of all the inside zone Wisconsin ran.
     
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    I don’t know if Edoga has the length to play tackle. For the senior bowl weigh in he came in at 6-3 3/4, but if he proves he can then I’m okay with him as a developmental prospect.
     
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    Edoga looked better than anything the Texans got @ tackle. Never forget, people who thought Aaron Donald was undersized all he does is penetrate and sack QB’s. Edoga would battle him. Good feet to re-position his body, keeps pad level/weight low, natural bender with exceptional hands. Very polished football player. Best position; RT.
     
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    How often does Donald go against OT's?
     

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