Texans release Foreman

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  1. WolverineFan

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    We may have disagreed on which round to take one but yeah they absolutely should have drafted one.

    If not then they should have addressed it in FA instead of trying to preserve comp picks.
     
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    That's not a bad RB ranking from them. Rashaad Penny 5.85 @ 1.27, Todd Gurley 6.3 @ 1.10, Melvin Gordon 6.24 @ 1.15.

    You can get guards in any round too. That doesn't differentiate.

    And I gave an example. The opinion of Jacobs being better was universal.
     
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    Just asking. Have you ever gone back to check the accuracy of those grades?

    I agree with you. Josh Jacobs should be a Texans. I'm just asking.
     
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    Wouldn't have a clue how to define or check accuracy.
     
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    Not disagreeing with you Cak, I wanted Brown myself but Jacobs would have been ok, but let me ask you even if they had taken Jacobs how affective would he have been with the paper thin Oline we have had and still do as far as we can tell?
     
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    Who says it would have been more thin? Pick up Howard or someone else instead of Lonnie. Play more in free agency.
     
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    Next yrs RB draft class is going to be great and deep. Should be able to get a guy like Swift in the 1st or a guy like Najee Harris in the 3rd. Both are about on par with Jacobs talent wise. My God Alabama was deep at RB last yr.

    Philly will probably cut Smallwood who would be a good fit in BOB's offense.

    Playing in FA costs $$$$ and we know the Texans org doesn't do that. Gotta win that salary cap championship.
     
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    What’s really funny about this is we all know Howie jumped in front of Texans to get their LT of the future in Dillard but what’s not discussed that’s equally unsettling is before the Texans made their 2nd rd selection the Eagles nabbed Myles Sanders, RB Penn State 2nd Rb on my board in the draft. Reports are he is tearing it up in camp and already solidified as their starter.

    So 3rd Rd was most realistic, highest graded, available draft slot to address RB and they went out and got a water polo player who just started playing football. Instead of the other Alabama Rb Damien Harris taken very next spick by New England.

    Only thing I can think of was they didn’t want Belichick to get another big body TE (to replace Gronk) so bypassed need (RB) to collect another prospect in one of the deeper positions on this roster. :faildetector:
     
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    I'm not saying it would be more thin I'm asking if even with taking what we took in the draft, minus say Lonnie or Warring, do you still think it would be enough to make Jacob's worth a 1st round for us?

    He's worth a 1st round for sure but for the Texans and the state of the team would he have been that much help?
     
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    While I don't disagree with you at the same time if Warring be the next Gronk that early signs point to he was worth the pick no matter how many TEs we have.
     
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    Missing my point. Texans already have a good TE nucleus. What they don’t have is good depth @ RB. This infatuation with all things NE has really lowered the IQ on Kirby.
     
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    We might have a good TE nucleus. But it's a bunch of young unproven guys.
     
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    Yes. RBs make OLs better too.
     
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    While you and I may both think it's a good nucleus, they're still largely unproven.
    RB depth is definitely a concern, but when you count on #2 being a workhorse and you cut him well into camp, whose fault is it? How was Gaine to know this is what was in the cards? With "good" OTs and RBs still out there, why isn't our FO getting deals done since they decided GM isn't a concern?
     
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    Then how does drafting an even more unproven TE help your narrative?
     
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    I'm not sure I understand the question. My narrative on TEs is that they are young and unproven. I like Warring but it's a crapshoot at this point
     
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    Like anything, need should be a balanced approach. Damien Harris is a more battle tested, proven prospect who could help provide RB group with more depth and receiving option out of the backfield. Ironically Jacobs wasn’t thought to be near polished as receiver but so far more in camp has looked natural catching the ball, lol
     
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    ..not in the first round. If I was a G.M. I'd never draft a RB in the first round.
     
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    never say "never"...
    if you were picking in the mid-20s and an Arian Foster-type was the highest rated player on your 'big board' you'd let him slide for someone not rated as highly..??
     
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    In the last 10 drafts 16 have been taken in the 1st, 9 of them top half of the round.
     
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