Texans "are interested in" rumors...

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  1. Playoffs

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    As we draw nearer the draft -- Thursday, April 26, 2012 ... ends Saturday, April 28, 2012 -- I'm finally beginning to pick up some chatter about who the Texans are looking at with their 26th pick...

    Post any rumors here.

    Stephanie Stradley ‏ @StephStradley Reply Retweet Favorite · Open
    Hm. RT @MJ4Sports: @RussLande is with us right now...hearing that Texans are interested in G Amini Silatolu from Midwestern State at 26

    (Lande write for The Sporting News)
     
  2. Section516

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    Power blocker, slow feet. hmm.
     
  3. Playoffs

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    Silatolu really looked the part at The Combine ... I was impressed. Didn't know if he was a ZBS candidate, was all.
     
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    Geez...Hope that is not at 26...in the 2nd round maybe...after a couple trade downs...
     
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  6. wolf123

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    A guard with a 1st round pick... Stupid:kubepalm:
     
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    it's a late first round. It's not like we are picking top 15. If he can come in and start right away it's well worth it.
     
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    I don't know if we pick an OG in the 1st, but if we did wouldn't that be a strong indicator that Caldwell is done for the Texans.
     


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    That's a terrible smoke screen, even for the Texans...
     
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    They were looking at j.martin OT as well so who knows. Our texans love suprising us
     
  11. Lucky

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    Here's a video of Silatolu. He's just mauling these poor kids.

    He uses a club move that drops guys to the ground. Legal? I didn't flags. I wish he could have played in an all star game against the major college guys. You have to have a lot of faith in your scouting department to pull the trigger on Division II lineman in the 1st round.
     
  12. wolf123

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    You don't use a premium pick on a position thats easy to find contributors at. Texans could find potential impact players at WR, OLB, TE with the pick. The difference between a marginal player at guard and a Elite player is nothing.
     
  13. Rey

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    Disagree with that. Elite interior linemen help the run game a lot especially against upper echelon d linemen and in short yardage.

    They may not make as big of an impact as some other positions, but they still can make a big impact none the less.
     
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    I don't think I've ever seen that many pancakes. I like the way he's a little bit pissed off all the time.

    Considering our losses, I'm down with OL in 1st round and WR in 2nd or 3rd and/or 4th. I hate passing on McClellin, but news that he's already had 3 concussions is a bit concerning.
     
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    There have been several statistical analysis that prove the difference between Elite Guards and their replacements is minimal. Two of the best guards ever for the Texans have been cheap free agent pickups.
     
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    If that were the case no one would pay top tier guards and they'd all go late like kickers and full backs.

    I hear what you're saying but I disagree that top tier or elite guards don't make huge impacts.

    I would not trade up for any of these guards, but i would take one in the first or second if they are bpa.
     
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    The stats show other wise, and its the reason GM's don't draft guards often in the 1st round. Both starting guards last year were excellent and they were brought in for cheap. If your theory is true then who are the Elite Guards that were drafted in the last 5 years that made such an impact?
     
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    I didn't say you have to draft guards in the first round to find elite ones or very good ones. That is you making an assumption.

    What I said is that Elite or very good guards make a significant impact on the teams they are on. I didn't specify where they have to come from.

    If a team feels they have the opportunity at a top tier or possibly elite guard in the first round you take him.


    And I don't care what "the stats say".

    And I'm not sure what your point is with the last 5 years comment.

    Where are all the elite anything that was drafted in the last five years? There aren't very many "elite" players to begin with. That's what makes them elite.
     
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    I smell a smokescreen
     
  20. Rey

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    Could be.

    Maybe they are trying to keep a team from trading ahead of them and taking the guy they really want.

    Avoid all eye contact and smiles and no one will know your secret crush. Throwing out someone elses name could help with that.
     

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