Texans Talk UDFA Game

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  1. rmartin65

    rmartin65 I'm Score

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    Okay, so the Texans were very active in signing UDFAs, and it seems like a bunch of us are getting excited over a lot of these guys. It is now time to put your money where your mouth is- who will make the roster? Pick your top 5 guys who you think have a chance to stick. If your first player makes it, you get 10 points. If your second guy makes it, 9 points, and so on. If your guy makes the practice squad, you receive half the points, i.e if your first guy makes the practice squad you get 5 points (10/2=5), if your second guy makes it you get 4.5 (9/2=4.5) and so on.

    Here is the list of UDFA pickups per NEPatriotsdraft.com
    Desmond Marrow, FS, Toledo
    Jerrell Jackson, SAF, Missouri
    Shawn Loiseau, LB, Merrimack
    DJ Bryant, DE, James Madison
    Case Keenum, QB, Houston
    Logan Brock, TE, TCU
    Mario Louis, WR, Grambling St
    Nate Menkin, OT, Mary Hardin-Baylor
    Davin Meggett, RB, Maryland
    Cody White, OT, Illinois St
    Jason Ford, RB, Illinois
    Loni Fangupo, DT, BYU
    Dwight Jones, WR, North Carolina
    Eddie Pleasant, S, Oregon
    Delano Johnson, DE/OLB, Bowie State
    David Hunter, DT, Houston
    Tracy Robertson, DT, Baylor
    Johnathan Grimes, RB, William and Mary
    Greg Williams, LB, Pitt
    Rennie Moore, DT Clemson
    Phillip Supernaw, Ouchita Baptist, TE

    And my list:

    1) Davin Meggett, RB, Maryland, 5’8” 211 lbs
    I don’t see how this kid went undrafted, but we are a very lucky team. Meggett is a strongly built north/south runner whose playing style reminds me a lot of Arian Foster. As an added bonus, Meggett logged only 485 (for 2,411 yards (5 ypc) and 18 TDs) carries over his four years, which means he will have a lot of tread left on his tires.

    2) Hebron Fangupo, NT, BYU, 6’1” 323 lbs
    Fangupo is a big, powerful NT in the mold of a traditional 3-4 nose. He is strong as an ox, but limited in terms of quickness and lateral agility. He is also older than the average prospect (although not Weeden old) due to a broken fibula suffered while playing for USC, going on a 2 year mission trip, and transferring to BYU. He is a type of player that the Texans do not already have on the roster, and is thus an interesting player to watch in camp.

    3) Shawn Loiseau, ILB, Merrimack, 6’1” 244 lbs
    Loiseau is a throwback style ILB, a real thumper down around the line of scrimmage but limited in pass coverage. However, he is a hard worker both on the field and in the weight room, and should find a way to make this team on special teams.

    4) Dwight Jones, WR, North Carolina, 6’3” 230 lbs
    A big receiver with an abundance of natural physical gifts, Jones can simply be described as a knucklehead. Whether it was posting flyers for a club or running the wrong route and half-assing it at the combine, Jones’ maturity must be called into question considering that the 6 or so months prior to the draft were some of the most important months of his young life. However, he is a big bodied can that can move well, and make some truly incredible catches. His familiarity with the system and QB TJ Yates will help him look good in camps and the pre-season, and I think he sneaks his way onto either the roster or the practice squad.

    5) Case Keenum, QB, Houston, 6’1” 208 lbs
    There are a couple players that I was trying to decide between, but Keenum has the advantage of being the only QB brought in at a position where we only have 2 players on the roster, one of whom is coming off a serious injury. I doubt Keenum’s ability to ever be more than a 3rd QB. Keenum is a student of the game with undersold athleticism, but his lack of size and pro arm will ultimately put a cap on his NFL potential.

    Who do you got?
     
  2. Lucky

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    First, I think you copied off my list. Second, I don't think you should get any points for Case after saying all those bad thing about him. Third, I'm going to beat you, anyway.

    1) Case Keenum - Because Gary likes him. Nuff said.
    2) Dwight Jones - Because he's the best player the Texans signed after the draft.
    3) Loni Fangupo - Because it's fun to say his name.
    4) Logan Brock - Because he's a TE. Duh.
    5) Phillip Supernaw - Because I know somebody who knows his mother.
     
  3. TexCanada

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    1) Shawn Loiseua
    2) Case Keenum
    3) Eddie Pleasant
    4) Jonathan Grimes
    5) Loni Fangupo
     
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    1( Jason Ford, FB, Illinois
    2( Jonathan Grimes, RB, William and Mary
    3( Dwight Jones, WR, UNC
    4( Logan Brock, TE, TCU
    5( Case Keenum, QB, Houston (Think he will make PS)
     
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    1. Case Keenum
    2.shawn Loiseua
    3. Davin Meggett
    4.Loni Fangupo
    5. Dwight Jones
     
  6. EllisUnit

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    Jason Ford
    Keenum
    Dwight Jones
    Shawn

    thats the only ones from here i see making the roster
     
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    Dang 65, you reading my mind? I like Meggett but he is the one I'd have as least likely to be on roster as I think he will be on PS and signed by someone else during season.
     
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    1. Case Keenum
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    3. Shawn Loiseau
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    1) Case Keenum, QB, Houston

    I think is a cinch simply because Gary likes to carry 3 QBs and Keenum appears to have the ability to pick up the playbook quickly and thrive in this offense. Though I've not been able to see any of his games I trust what alot of the folks here that have, have to say about him. All this and the fact that he really impressed Gruden on the ESPN clip that TimeKiller posted.

    2) Jason Ford, RB, Illinois

    We need a fullback and this cat just looks built for the role. Though he carried the ball mainly, doesn't mind blocking is said to have soft hands for catching passes out of the backfield. This looks like he was chiseled out of granite.

    3) Dwight Jones, WR, North Carolina

    Though described as "cocky" in his radio interview, I didn't see it that way. I would say he came across to me as being secure in his abilities. Of course there's a reason someone with a 2nd round grade becomes an UDFA. If he can get into camp and see how real Pros conduct themselves he could very well turn it around. If not, he's costing me points! :mad:

    4) Shawn Loiseau, LB, Merrimack

    A hustler who goes to the whistle on every play and is very coachable. Got in a little trouble but when one looks into it can draw the conclusion that he got a bad rap. Believe me when I tell you the cops ain't always right and they don't always tell the truth. The thing that sends it home for me is: How can you miss on a guy that pummels a tractor tire with a sledge hammer for a workout. Very Cushesque. :kingkong:

    5) Hebron Fangupo, NT, BYU, 6’1” 323 lbs*

    A mauler in the middle that many have screamed for in the past. Though Wade is using a 1-gap penetrator now, consistent with what he said when he first signed on, he'll use what he's got and put them in the best position to succeed. If Wade likes what he see's ladies and gentlemen, we have a mauler in the middle.

    *Note: Just an aside that in LZ posted in another thread:

     
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    Nice list.

    x2
     
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    1. Fangupo
    2. Ford
    3. Keenum
    4. Loiseau
    5. Meggett
     
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    i like this list as well
     
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    1) Case Keenum
    2) Hebron Fangupo
    3) Dwight Jones
    4) Desmond Marrow
    5) Jonathan Grimes

    I think a few more guys have a chance of making it like Logan Brock, Loiseau and Ford.
     
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    I hope the Texans have all UDFA sit in class with Professor Foster for a PhD level lecture on making it big in the NFL.
     
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    1) Case Keenum, QB, Houston
    2) Hebron Fangupo, NT, BYU
    3) Johnathan Grimes, RB, William and Mary
    4) Jason Ford, FB, Illinois
    5) Phillip Supernaw, Ouchita Baptist, TE
     
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    Andre Davis was a good role player for a couple years. Took a few kickoffs to the house...
     
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    1. Hebron “Loni” Fangupo, NT, BYU
    2. Dwight Jones, WR, North Carolina
    3. Case Keenum, QB, Houston
    4. Eddie Pleasant, S, Oregon
    5. Shawn Loiseau, LB, Merrimack
     
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