Texans Draft Re-cap from one of the best

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  1. beerlover

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    Nolan Nawrocki of Pro Football Weekly, a free service & excellent NFL resource gives his pick by pick anaylsis, note these are not grades but evaluations of players & why. hope you enjoy, I'll pull out as it pertains to Texans only.

    sorry could not find any write-up for Garrett Graham or Shelly Smith.

    http://www.profootballweekly.com/draft
     
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    Zach is injured?
     
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    Texan_Bill Subscribed Contributor

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    This is very close to what Lance Zierlein (aka on this board, LZ) said (cheap plug starts here, on 1560 The Game.)

    Listen to John and Lance on 1560... another cheap plug...
     
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    He broke his leg running down the field once, guess thats what home boy is talking about.
     
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    wasn't that two years ago now? I thought he played every game last year...

    When you've got two probowlers at LB, the third guy just needs to be a janitor and clean up what's left of the tackles. Diles has proven himself a capable tackler and good fit for the defense. Also, he hasn't been overthrown by anyone yet so there's also the fact that he's a pretty decent LB. Diles-Ryans-Cushing and I hope it stays that way.

    I can't wait to see Kareem Jackson on the field. I think this D is set to reach a hoooo nuuuubba leeeevaaaahh with a REAL #1 CB on the edge. Jackson-Quin sounds big, physical and better than any previous duo.
     
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    This happened in 2008. It was sort of weird if you remember. He broke his leg after he kicked himself accidentally while running at half-speed. Guess the author was trying to make a case for accident/injury prone concern. Since this was a singular event, no previous injury history.......or since, a dire fear of re-injury is unfounded. However, a player that can sub any of the 3 LB positions has got to give an increased feeling of security in the case that any of our LBs goes down during the season.
     
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    Dickerson won't be a TE, per Kubiak.
    Diles is no longer injured.
    McMannis isn't going to change to FS.

    I like reading wrap ups, but its frustrating to hear the same misinformation being parroted by all the talking heads out there.
     
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    Yeah, Diles is a decent fit with us, just never hurts to bring in competition for anyone. Now Diles, Bently, Adibi, and Sharpton will compete for the WLB and back up spots. Thats a good thing. I see Sharpton and Bently winning out, and Adibi may be shown the door.

    Also, think about the future. Diles could potentially get a little pricey. Not a bad thing to groom his replacement.
     


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    I think we'll hold onto Adibi. I mean if DeMeco gets hurt then Bentley comes in, but soon Sharpton might overtake him as the backup. If Diles gets hurt then Adibi comes in, but he also might be overtaken by Sharpton soon. The problem is Cushing. We don't really have a suitable backup for him. If he gets injured then Diles moves over to SLB and then Adibi comes in at WLB. I think this is where Sharpton helps us out the most since he can play all positions. I think a 5-man combo of Cushing, Ryans, Diles, Adibi, & Sharpton is the perfect crew for us at LB and hopefully we can retain them all.
     
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    Zak Diles can play all 3 spots.
    http://www.houstontexans.com/team/player.asp?player_id=291

    Bentley can play all 3 spots http://www.houstontexans.com/team/player.asp?player_id=335
     
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    This Texan defense is CRAZY AS HELL!

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    not the same player he was before he broke his tibia 1 1/2 years ago. Adibi has also battled injurys. DeMeco had some issues as did Cushing but both were able to play through them. it's a high impact position, probably the most force on joints & bones of any position in football.
     
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    I was just making sure he hadn't gotten injured again while he was walking down the stairs or something.

    I expect Sharpton to come in and try to put pressure on Adibi and Diles for the Will spot. Our "Will" is a different "Will" than anyone else's, I think. I think we use different criteria for that position because we've got Demeco and Cush as our 3-down LBs and our Will, instead of being a coverage guy, actually morphs into a run stopper that comes out on 3rd down and passing situations.

    And I think Sharpton's downhill style fits in with what Bush is trying to get out of Diles and why Diles is better in that spot that Adibi (who's more of a prototypical Will than Diles is.)

    At least, that's the way I see it. Some of the guys who know more about the X's and O's may not agree.
     
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    We use the Will as a clean up gu, so the Will has to be instinctive and a very sure tackler.
     
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    Which is the description of Sharpton.
     
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    I agree.
     
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    I really don't see much difference between our Will and our SAM. Most plays, when the TE shifts, the LBs don't move with him, the one closer to the TE moves down on the line, and the other backs up. The only real difference I see between the two, is that Cushing is given the assignment to attack the QB, & I never see that given to Diles. I've seen Adibi get after the QB, but not Diles.
     
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    Are you saying that Diles doesn't blitz in passing situations?
     
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    Only real regret I have is missing out of Navarro Bowman in the 3rd. Could have been great next to Cush and Meco
     
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    Cush stayed on the field in most of our nickel packages last year. Therefore Diles didn't see the field as much in obvious passing situations. I think Diles is a quality starter, and it would be hard to stand out playing next to 2 probowlers and a balls out SS.
     
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