Strongest position on roster?

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  1. TheRealJoker

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    I would also like to suggest WR as the strongest position on the roster. Particularly with DW4 at QB elevating everyone’s play.

    Hopkins is generally considered the best or top 5 WR in the game.

    Fuller caught 7 TDs in 4 games with DW4 and always has to be accounted for by defenses so long as he’s healthy and full speed.

    Between Ellington, Coutee and Miller someone should emerge as a dangerous slot weapon. And very likely someone else solidifies their place as quality depth.

    Then there is always an opportunity for a diamond to emerge from the back end of the roster with the talent in camp this season. Coates, Weah, Smith and ST Ace Chris Thompson.

    I’m a fan of the WR room this season.
     
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    If everyone stays healthy, I'm really liking Hopkins, Fuller and Coutee. I'm also liking Akins and Thomas at TE. If Watson can stay healthy, we're going to have outstanding offensive production.
     
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    Linebacker

    Has the most talent and depth.
     
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    Especially if a guy like John Simon gets cut now that the Colts change scheme to add further OLB depth.

    Though i’m not sure if the Titans and Vrabel wouldn’t be more attractive for him if he’s cut.
     
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    Damn.

    Totally forgot Vrabel is the Head Coach of the Titans.
     
  7. AngryNateFTW

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    It has to be WR or LB.

    WR:
    Hopkins - best in the game
    Fuller - one of the better deep threats
    Ellington - solid
    Coutee - so much potential

    LB:
    McKinney - One of the best in the league, arguably.
    Cunningham - Underrated but getting better
    Cole - Steal
    Clowney- One of the best
    Mercilus - arguably, top 10-12
    Scarlett - solid
    Ejiofor- potential
     
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    QB. Without Watson, this team could mail in a top 10 pick.
     
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    I was thinking P or LS.....
     
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    Here's what I've learned from observing the Texans under OB. One QB out of the dozens or so that have passed through here actually accomplished something. And that QB has so much natural talent he'd made anyone's system look good. Which tells me OB isn't the QB guru everyone says he is unless he has some grade A super QB, then he looks good, as any ******* coach would.

    I'm sold on Watson, it ain't that. It's I'm not sold on OB yet. I don't know **** about Gain but I have more confidence in him to run the Texans than I do OB. And OB and Rick Smith, what a horrid disaster that was.
     
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    Agree with LB, then DL if healthy, then DB if KJ and HB can bounce back

    Crennel has reloaded nicely.

    The offensive talent outside of Watson, Hopkins and Fuller is pretty bad.
     
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    Both the LB and WR positions are the strongest. The defensive line being the 3rd strongest and imo the secondary will be the 4th.
     
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    I'm not going to defend Rick Smith's tenure as Texans GM. I've called for his head too many times to be able to do that. But, he did recognize Watson's potential to transfer his skills to the pro game. When a lot of experts and teams didn't see it.

    I have to give some credit to O'Brien for assimilating Watson to become an effective, then explosive QB as a rookie. Is O'Brien a QB guru? I question his ability to scout college QBs. But, he has done a pretty good job with some (not all) fringe QBs that have walked into NRG. And you can't question what you saw last season with Watson. O'Brien and Smith weren't the absolute worst in the NFL.
     
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    I would agree but depth is an issue, particularly at LS, to keep this from being the strongest position, IMO. Yes, Weeks is a Pro-Bowl, easily top 5 LS, but I seem to recall him having some knee issues for a game or 2 last season. Losing him could be devastating.
     
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    QBs, Watson healthy is a healthy Jordan.
     
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    I don't think tricky Ricky was so smart drafting DW. He just got lucky and took the last Quarterback available and got a winner. I would bet a dime to a dollar he was expecting to draft Mahomes.
     
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    I think you're probably right if you're saying that they had graded Trubisky, Mahomes and Watson all worthy of trading up for. We probably got lucky that Watson was the last one on the board (we'll see how their careers pan out). But shouldn't there be at least some credit for grading them all high enough to make the trade up?
     
  18. Texansballer74

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    Please give credit to who deserves it. We are so quick to beat a person up for the things that goes wrong. But when they get it right, it's oh they got lucky.
     
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    What leads you to believe RS deserves any credit? Do you really think DW was his first choice and would have moved up regardless? I think he was prepared to move up only after Mahomes and Trubisky were taken much higher than expected. If Watson was gone, he would have moved up for one of the other 2. He had a mandate from daddy
     
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    I was going to say Lechler as well. And the LS, name escapes me at the moment, is money. The dude hasn't had a bad snap in like, forever. Weeks is his name!

    Seriously though, LB group is looking really good. Cole was a great UDFA signing.
    And Lechler.
     

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