Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by beerlover, Feb 1, 2009.
I'd swap 9 and 10
I thought about it but the Texans selected Brink 7th rd. in last year's draft.
If the Texans can address their needs in free agency it would greatly increase taking the best players in the draft who would elevate this teams future. was looking @ this one site that had the Texans Needs as such-
which seemed conflicting to me so I wanted to bring this board & get some feedback. the Texans are set @ OT with Brown/Winston. never had an elite safety. yeah need help @ LB I agree & if they don't resign Dunta CB moves way up on the list but another DT & not DE as the top need?
I think the most glaring needs are DE and safety. After that, patch up the holes with BPA.
If ALL we do this offseason is finally acquire a decent free safety, i will be ecstatic. No more 4th rounders, or castoff vets. Give me a top 10 fs in the league please.
I saw one mock that had us taking Vontae Davis (CB) in the 1st & Sean Smith (CB/S) in the 2nd round. That's an interesting way of looking at it. If we could address DE in free agency (Canty, Adeyanju, Peppers, Berry), then going after Davis & Smith might not be a bad idea.
Is there any reason why we couldn't run 4 CB's out there?
Either MLB or NT
DeMeco got eaten alive by blockers with the crap DT play in front of him. Either a beast MLB like Rey Rey needs to be drafted and let DeMeco get kicked to outside or draft a NT to soak up blocks.
Play-making WR to pair with AJ or to give us a slot guy if you are a Walter lover
I'm conflicted with saftey and DE being the biggest needs. I guess I'd say Saftey slightly edges out DE. With that being said, I believe we should go with a DE in the first round due to the lack of premiere talent at the saftey posistion in this years draft.
I've also heard a lot of talk about taking an OLB with our first pick. I've tried wraping my mind around this one. Honestly, I like our linebacking corps. Ryans is the cornerstone without a doubt. Our two youngersters, Dyles and Adibi, both look to be progressing nicley. We do need Dyles to stay healthy and continue to improve and we need Adibi to add some lbs. With that being said, Dyles was leading our team in tackles before he got hurt and Adibi seemed to be consistantly around the ball. If a 1st round prospect drops to the 3rd round then I think we should take a hard look at him. I dont think it is a position that needs to be addressed in the first.
And he was so impressive they cut him. It wasn't until Schaub was hurt that they resigned him to the practice squad, so don't pull they had him on the practice squad argument. Brink was a wasted pick. They should have taken Aldridge with that pick.
Are you guys sure we don't need a DT?LMAO!!!I want to draft Jeria Perry from Ole Miss but I wish we had not wasted our other first round DT pick TJ.
Peria is another Amobi, something we probably don't need even one of
We need beef like Ron Brace in the middle
Texans only like to carry two QB's on their active roster then stash one on the practice squad, don't give up on Brink so easily
It depends on who falls to us. If we take ReyRey, he'd be an upgrade at SAM over Diles and we could even re-arrange our LB's and put Demeco at SAM and Rey at Mike. That MIGHT be a better overall configuration. And if the elite DE's that we have on our board are already gone, then it might make sense to go ahead and upgrade the LB's. The fact that both Adibi and Diles have had problems staying on the field worries me.
So, I'm not going to be upset if they decide to upgrade the LB's in the first. I don't think it's our biggest position of need but it might make the most sense when need hits available talent.
I completley agree. The draft is a funny animal and very strange things tend to happen. I'm looking foward to the combine. There are a lot of players that i'm curious to see where they rank when its all said and done with. That Johnson kid from Ga. Tech seems to have really great size and speed. Most mocks have him as a very low first rounder. He seems to be ideal to have opposite Mario. Also a lot of mocks have us going after Everet Brown from Fl State. I dont know much about him. What I do know kind of scares me. Devensive linemen from florida state have not been very successfull in the NFL. Maybe Brown will end up the exception and not the rule.
We can't really tell what they might draft until free agency is over with anyway. I would assume the Texans will play in the FA pool, but how is the question.
de (really 1a)
s (really 1b)
Here's my rationale:
We need to improve our red zone offense. I think we can do that by improving the inside of our line and by adding a bruising running back. I was hesitant to put OG/C this high because I don't want to mess with the chemistry of the line. But I think we can improve the interior.
I dropped DT from a position of importance because I think that the change in defensive philosophy is going to improve our DT play. I think that the shift from a read and react/sideline to sideline to an up-the-field, gap shooting approach is going to utilize our DT's to their best ability. I think Amobi and TJ are both going to improve dramatically.
I think WR is more important than TE. I think we can upgrade Anderson and/or Davis.
The LB position is the one that I'm not sure about. If a really quality LB like a Rey Maualuga (sp) drops to us... it's going to be hard to say no. And if someone like a Cushing or a Matthews has a great Combine, it's going to be hard to say no to them. And although I like Diles, I think we can upgrade him. I was tempted to move LB up but I think we might be OK.
#1 FA priority is to re-sign Dunta Robinson
in regards to his medical condition the Texans know him better than anyone.
I embrace your viewpoint, but I think the odds are Texans will have their pick of safety @#15 over defensive end & select a free safety with range to play centerfielder, explosive closing speed & physical enough in run support
Really? A wasted pick in the 7th huh? No such thing. While we have been incredibly lucky the last few years by getting production from our 7th rounders, that certainly isnt the norm. Like beer lover already stated hiding a qb on the practice squad is pretty comon place not just with the Texans but around the league. Give the Texans some tie with Brink to develope. If he doesnt oh well its just a flyer in the 7th. If e does then we struck gold.
Very low risk high reward scenario.
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