Texans show interest in Texas A&M LB Sean Porter

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  1. srrono

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    The Houston Texans have displayed considerable interest in Porter.

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    CBS Sports projects Porter as 3-4 round pick CBS
     
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    He projects as more of a 4-3 OLB at the next level. Don't see him as a 3-4 guy. Maybe they want to move him inside but he'll have to put on at least 10 lbs.
     
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    @ 226 he's 20lbs heavier than Quin. He runs a 4.6 forty....

    If we're looking for a hybrid player to answer the "new TEs" this might be it. He's smallish for a LB, biggish for a safety. Would definitely be a project, but if it works...
     
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    comparing a safety with a linebacker?
     
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    TEs are going to be covered by a safety or a LB most of the time.

    Sometimes, you get a LB like Anthony Gonzales, Antonio Gates, Jason Witten, Jimmy Graham, Rob Gronkowski. They're too fast & athletic to be defended by a LB. Too big to be defended by a safety.

    I believe we are going to see more of these guys in the future. There are probably a half dozen of them already that I didn't list. Defenses are going to have to change to address these hybrid TEs.

    Quin was our guy. In some nickel situations, & in every dime package, he played as our MO, the ILB position next to the MIKE. I think Danieal Manning can play this position in lieu of Quin, however that would leave Keo playing deep safety with Reed. Not a very good option in my mind. Especially considering I don't feel Manning can play the position as well as Quin.

    A better option would be to allow Manning & Reed as deep safeties then get a LB who can keep up with these faster/athletic TEs. However, this guy is pretty light against the run. Maybe he can play bigger, because that's what we will need.
     
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    I think we saw what adding weight (Barwin) can do to some players. I am going to say no as an OLB but maybe ILB where increase of weight would help not hurt.
     
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    He's got Safety size and LB speed, not a good combo. If can add weight I can see him as a 4-3 MLB where adding weight would be a good thing, but I can't see him in a 3-4.
     
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    UPDATE: The Houston Texans were reported in late March to have expressed some interest in Texas A&M standout outside linebacker Sean Porter. That interest has recently developed into the Texans bringing Porter in for a private workout.


    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Sources: Texas A&M LB Sean Porter private workouts: Patriots, Chiefs, Cowboys, Texans, Bears, Broncos, Falcons, Rams
     


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    Porter is a good player. I mocked him to us in one of my earlier mocks, and I picked him for the colts in the boards mock draft. He's pretty good at everything...coverage, rushing the passer stopping the run...

    Would be an excellent pick up for us.
     
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    Could pass for a poor mans Alec Ogeltree without mental off field lapses. I could see it maybe with one of those 3rd rd picks.
     
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    Manning at SS will be a severe mismatch against the receivers being discussed and will be one of the weak spots in our defense.

    Cooper Taylor may or may not be the right guy, I like him in the third round, but this is the new proto-typical SS that we need to draft ( 6'-4"; 225 lbs; 4.47 forty; 23 reps ).
     
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    Yes, he would work well as a Joker.
     

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