State of the O-line

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  1. JB

    JB Old Curmudgeon

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    Much is made of the Texans OL giving up 62 sacks, which was horrible indeed.

    But the Cowboys vaunted OL gave up 56

    Even the Packers respected OL gave up 53 and Seattle 51 both with one of the best QB's in the league.

    It's not ALL on the OL and coaching

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Thorn

    Thorn Dirty Old Man

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    Whoever they pick, I guarantee half of us won't like it. :lol:
     
  5. 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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  7. Thorn

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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).
     
  9. Texansphan

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    There are a bunch of very good Safeties and to a slightly lesser degree, CBs.
     
  10. 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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  11. thunderkyss

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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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    JB Old Curmudgeon

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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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  17. JB

    JB Old Curmudgeon

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    Hard to tell on a MB... couldn't see you
     
  18. Corrosion

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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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