State of the O-line

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  1. Texansphan

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    Nice find.
    Now if we can convince all concerned that a little dink and dunk is not a bad thing we might see a difference in this offense.
     
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  2. AngryNateFTW

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    If the Texans get Risner or Howard at RT, I'll feel good about the direction of the OL.

    Sounds like Dillard won't be there unless we trade up to 10-13.

    We are gonna have to bank on a LT in the 2nd or 3rd, probably.

    Defense in round 1 appears to be the move barring a trade up/down.
     
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    Whoever they pick, I guarantee half of us won't like it. :lol:
     
  4. Texansphan

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    This is a talented draft.
    I think Gaine will get general approval by the time the dust settles.
     
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    I am on the Greg Little train.
     
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    Probably true, but let me rephrase. If they don't take two OLs in the first four picks, I'll be pissed. We finally have a franchise QB, he needs to be protected.
     
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    It's an extremely talented Draft for defensive players but primarily the front 7 (LBs,edge & downlinemen).
     
  8. Texansphan

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    There are a bunch of very good Safeties and to a slightly lesser degree, CBs.
     
  9. Texansphan

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    I really hope we get Risner or McGary in the first and Hyatt in the mid round.
    There are others but I am primarily thinking Tackle.
    I rank them:-
    Jonah Williams, Andre Dillard, Jawaan Taylor, Cody Ford, Dalton Risner, Kaleb McGary, Garrett Bradbury, Chris Lindstrom.
     
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    Duh... they were starting XSF.

    Weren't very vaunted last year.
     


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    According to some, 2nd round isn't talented enough for Devlin & O'Brien. Look what they did with the last two they had.
     
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    Xsf only started 8 games last year and many said he was playing much better... they gave up plenty of sacks before he was forced to start... over half I believe
     
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    Lots of blind people out there. I watched most of those games.............and from what I observed, he was entirely deserving of his 2018 PROFOOTBALLFOCUS grade of 43.
     
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    He was not the reason they gave up 56 sacks though
     
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    It was a joke
     
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    Hard to tell on a MB... couldn't see you
     
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    This draft is really critical for two position groups - OL and Corner. I think they need to come away with two players at each spot ….
     
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    I'd like that, too: two OL and two DBs with an RB, DL, and LB or WR thrown into the mix. But if they diverge from that just a little and are still significantly better this season, I'll be quite happy...Unless one or two of the guys by-passed at positions of need turn out to be far better than the guys they take.
     
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    Thinking about it a bit more, I'll be at least somewhat happy if none of their selections turn out to be busts.
    Am I lowering my expectations or simply being more realistic? Like most of us, I have high hopes but realize the actual bar needs to be set lower.
     
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  20. Texansphan

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    What may ultimately determine this teams success next season is if Gaine can find find a nugget or two in the UFAs.
    And perhaps one more good FA after the draft.
     
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