It's been said that we can be able to grade a draft after 3 years. Well its been 3 since the 2002 draft and we can now start to hand out grades. 2002 1st round pick 01 QB Carr, Carr Fresno St 2nd round 01 WR Gaffney, Jabar Florida 18 OT Pitts, Chester San Diego State - Houston Supplemental Selection 3rd round 01 OG Weary, Fred Tennessee 18 DT Hill, Charles Maryland - Houston Supplemental Selection 4th round 01 RB Wells, Jonathan Ohio State 18 (Traded to Atlanta for 3 round pick in 2003) - Houston Supplemental Selection 5th round 01 RB Baxter, Jarrod New Mexico 18 SS Walker, Ramon Pittsburgh 6th round 01 CB Faggins, Demarcus Kansas State 19 DE Green, Howard Louisiana State - Houston Supplemental Selection 7th round 18 DE White, Greg Minnesota - Houston Supplemental Selection 50 DT Miller, Ahmad Nevada-Las Vegas - Houston Supplemental Selection ------------------------------- 2003 1st Round 03 WR Andre Johnson Miami 2nd Round 04 (Traded this and 4th round pick to NE for 2nd round pick 9th and a 3rd round #11 pick) 09 TE Bennie Joppru Michigan( from NE) 3rd Round 03 LB Antwan Peek Cincinnati 11 OT Seth Wand N.W. Missouri (from NE 2nd round trade) 19 (traded this and 7th round pick to OAK for 2004 2nd round pick) - Houston Supplemental Selection 24 QB Dave Ragone Louisville - (from Atl 2002 4th round 19th pick trade) - 4th Rounds 04 RB Domanick Davis Louisiana State 20 (traded to NE in 2nd round trade) - Houston Supplemental Selection 5th Rounds 3 (Traded to IND for 2004 4th round pick) 19 (traded to NE in 3/03 for OT Greg Robinson - Houston Supplemental Selection traded to NE 6th Round 04 OG Milford Brown - Florida State - (used in 2002 supplemental draft 19 QB Drew Henson Michigan - Houston Supplemental Selection 41 DT Keith Wright - Compensatory selection for Expansion 7th round 03 DB Curry Burns Louisville 19 C Chance Pearce Texas A&M - Houston Supplemental Selection 48 (traded to Oak in 3rd round trade) - Compensatory selection for Expansion 2004 1st round 10 CB Robinson, Dunta South Carolina 27 DE Babin, Jason Western Michigan (from TEN for this & 5th rnd for 2nd, 3rd and 5th picks 2nd round 01 RB Tony Hollings Georgia Tech (used in supplemental draft) 09 (traded to TEN for 1st round pick) 3rd round 08 (traded to TEN for 1st round pick) 4th round 07 (traded to TEN for 1st round pick) 26 SS Earl, Glenn Notre Dame (from Indy 2003 trade of 5th round 3rd pick) 5th round 06 (traded to TEN for 1st round pick) 27 (from Ten in 1st round trade then traded to JAC for 6th & 7th round picks) 6th round 05 CB Duff, Vontez Notre Dame 10 FS Lord, Jammal Nebraska - (from JAC trade in 5th round) 35 LB Anderson, Charlie Mississippi - Compensatory Selection 7th round 10 LB Orr, Raheem Rutgers - (from JAC trade in 5th round) 11 WR Thomas, Sloan Texas 47 QB Symons, B.J Texas Tech - Compensatory pick 2005 Houston has Dallas' 3rd round pick (Compensation for QB Drew Henson deal in 2004) Houston has a conditional 7th Round pick from Kansas City ****(Compensation for P Steve Cheek deal in 20004) Grades 2002 draft - Grade C+ The selection of Carr was almost a given, but if we chose, we had our chance at Julius Peppers, to say whether one is better than the other at this stage in their game would not be fair. I maintain that they are both equal. Our second rounders do not seem to be breaking away from the competition. Gaffney as a couple of good games as does Pitts, but niether are establishing themselves as solid starters, something you need from your 2nd round picks. Especially when you look that we passed over Foster, Reed, Fonoti, Pearson, and Williams, Tank.. 3rd rounder Hill and Weary are almost considered complete busts. Hill is not on the team and Weary is just not the guy to handle the position, seems like a career backup that barely makes teams. The 4th round pick of Wells seems to be decent considering that he had no line his 1st year and Mack was brought in the 2nd. We did a nice move in trading up to get a third round for the 2003 draft, but could have done our homework and drafted Davey, Rohan or FB Davenport, Najeh with those picks. 5th round picks of Walker and Baxter were decent, but both have not contriubuted much. Several players in this round are still with their teams and contribute. The 6th round pick of Faggins is enough to make up for the poo poo in the 5th round. Thee were only a couple of guys in the 7th round that play significantly for any team, but none are on ours. Overall I would grade this draft as a C+, its a little better than average. But missed opportunities kept it from being a good draft.