So why have these guys not been picked

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  1. keyser

    keyser Hall of Fame

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    I admit I don't follow most players well enough to form many personal opinions. But, I can look at how others rate players, and get a sense of which players are supposed to be good and seem to fall (or vice-versa, get picked early). So, I'm wondering if anyone knows why some of these guys, who were generally highly ranked, are still available. Is there anything specific that's holding them up?

    Here's my list (trying to think of people the Texans could maybe look at):
    OT:
    Bobby Massie
    Zebrie Sanders

    TE:
    Orson Charles

    DL:
    Jared Crick
    Cam Johnson
    Billy Winn
    Alameda Ta'amu

    LB:
    Ronnell Lewis

    DB:
    Alfonzo Dennard
    Brandon Boykin
    George Iloka
     
  2. Rey

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    I don't think it's a big shock that those guys are still on the board at this point.
     
  3. steelbtexan

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    I dont know, but if these guys are Texans at the end of Rd.4 I will be a very happy Texan fan.

    1. Boykin or Minniefield
    2. Jones or Childs
    3. Chapman or Ta'amu
     
  4. texasam82

    texasam82 Rookie

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    I'm pretty shocked that Massie is still on the board...
     
  5. Errant Hothy

    Errant Hothy Hypermediocrity

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    Are you really that shocked? Does this not happen every year?

    The reason why they are still on the board is because the personnel guys in the NFl are better than the draftniks of the world. Something had turned people off of these players, and untill the risk to reward ratio becomes managable those players will stay on the board.
     
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    Which Jones? Dwight or Marvin?
     
  7. beerlover

    beerlover Site Contributor

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    your kidding right?

    Bobby Massie - 2nd 3rd round grade.
    Zebrie Sanders - 2nd 3rd grade.
    Orson Charles - 3rd 4th rd. grade.
    Jared Crick - 1st 2nd rd. grade.
    Cam Johnson - 3rd. 4th rd. grade.
    Billy Winn - 2nd 3rd rd. grade.
    Alameda Ta'amu - 1st. 2nd. rd. grade
    Ronnell Lewis - 3rd 4th rd. grade.
    Alfonzo Dennard - 1st 2nd rd. grade.
    Brandon Boykin - 2nd 3rd rd. grade.
    Geroge Iloka - 2nd 3rd rd. grade.

    Lucky Texans have three picks in the 4th rd. maybe they can save this thing yet? Highlighted my choices.
     
  8. Playoffs

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    OT:
    Bobby Massie -- average tape
    Zebrie Sanders -- all I know is LZ hates him

    TE:
    Orson Charles

    DL:
    Jared Crick-- injuries
    Cam Johnson
    Billy Winn
    Alameda Ta'amu

    LB:
    Ronnell Lewis

    DB:
    Alfonzo Dennard -- recently arrested
    Brandon Boykin -- broke his leg at Senior Bowl
    George Iloka
     
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  9. Thorn

    Thorn Dirty Old Man

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    Yep. It will happen that teams draft to their needs before a BPA and leave a few choice ones. But for the most part, if they end up still avaliable in the 4th round and below, there's a reason.

    But there are mistakes made. My God, there are 31 teams in the NFL that are probably still crying they didn't draft Arian Foster. :lol:
     

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