Texans' Worst 1st Round Pick

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Worst First Round Pick

  1. David Carr

    51 vote(s)
    38.1%
  2. Andre Johnson

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  3. Dunta Robinson

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Jason Babin

    28 vote(s)
    20.9%
  5. Travis Johnson

    40 vote(s)
    29.9%
  6. Mario Williams

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Amobi Okoya

    10 vote(s)
    7.5%
  8. Duane Brown

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Brian Cushing

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  10. Kareem Jackson

    3 vote(s)
    2.2%
  1. Hagar

    Hagar Drink up yall, its the Texans!

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    I recently came across this article which picked the best and worst draft picks of each team:

    Best, worst first-round NFL draft picks

    Here's our picks:

    Was TJ really our worst pick? Ok, time for a poll to determine who really was the worst pick as judged by the people who count ~ Us.
     
  2. steelbtexan

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    Babin

    Because Casserly traded away a draft to get him. At a time that the franchise could've used even more picks to build a solid foundation.

    This pick and the Carr pick are 2 picks this team has yet to recover from.
     
  3. dc_txtech

    dc_txtech Subscribed Contributor

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    Carr because he set the franchise back 5 years.

    Babin if you include giving our entire draft to a team in our division.

    Okoye if you are going purely by draft spot vs production.

    No way is TJ our worst first round draft pick, I voted Okoye.
     
  4. JimBaker488

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    Totally disagree. Babin was a bad pick to play 3-4 OLB, but when Kubiak got here he had a chance to utilize his skills as a 4-3 DE, a position that earned him a trip to Honolulu last year, but Kubiak blew it. And Carr was the obvious choice in the Texans first year, but the Capers regime screwed him up forever.
    The answer to the question is TJ.
     
  5. Ryan

    Ryan THIS YEAR

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    Gotta be Travis Johnson for me.
     
  6. beerlover

    beerlover Site Contributor

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    hopefully we can have more positive Texan stories moving forward? the negative draft dribble has already worn thin the foam stand in my stein too many times to count :beer:
     
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  7. Heath Shuler

    Heath Shuler worst 2 1st

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    Decisions, decisions. Carr? Babin? Carr? Babin?
     
  8. DocBar

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    Travis Johnson, IMHO.
     


  9. Bubbajwp

    Bubbajwp All Flopper

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    A quick look at who else was available.

    2007 we took okoye. I think this one stings the most.
    Patrick Willis
    Darrelle Revis
    Brandon Merriweather
    Jon Beason

    2005 We traded back and took Travis Johnson
    Derrick Johnson was there before we traded
    After the trade
    Aaron Rodgers
    Roddy White
    Luis Castillo
    Logan Mankins

    2004 we took Jasin Babin
    Karlos Dansby
    Chris Snee

    2002 we took D Carr
    Juluis Peppers
     
  10. Ryan

    Ryan THIS YEAR

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    Even though you put all of the 1st round picks in there for obvious reasons, having AJ in there at all is still borderline blasphemy.
     
  11. beerlover

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    I voted Carr because clearly Texans with Capers should have started building 3-4 defense first & used a journeymen QB to run a pretty ugly, run orientated offense but maybe he (Dom) did not think Peppers ideal fit was 3-4 DE?

    the safest pick in the 07 draft was Willis, we all knew it at the time, but Texans went need, addressing interior 1 gap DT with Okoye. Now four years later they switch system back to a 3-4 where Okoye doesn't fit but Willis would still have thrived. Revis was under the radar up until the last few weeks leading up to the draft, would like to say he would have been the sexy pick but that one would be hindsight :specnatz:
     
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  12. wolf123

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    Travis Johnson in my opinion. The other players I can blame the coaching staff. Travis was just all talk and no talent!
     
  13. Norg

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    i liked TJ when he left why did we get ran up on the middle like some punk **** remember that

    MJD like first play of the game run play TD

    AP first play of the game Run play TD

    and his sideline to sideline speed was pretty good
     
  14. ATXtexanfan

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    I reallyreallyreally wanted us to get Revis.
     
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    Amobi Okoye
     
  18. Thorn

    Thorn Dirty Old Man

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    For me it's between Carr and Travis Johnson, with Carr winning (or losing). I think in the long run, Carr set the Texans back more than the others. I agree though that the Texan orginazation did Carr no favors and probably ruined what might have been a serviceable NFL QB. But I'll never believe he was worthy of the very first pick in the draft.
     
  19. ArlingtonTexan

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    Babin should be applauded for keeping his career going, but between Houston and the were three years and three teams. This board would have went crazy if we kept him and his 5 total sacks around between 2007-2009 around.

    http://www.nfl.com/players/jasonbabin/profile?id=BAB714004

    Now, Babin the draft pick, was very reflective of Casserly's weakness, too much a disregard for 2nd-4th round picks. In these rounds is where teams often get solid starters and higher end back-ups.
     
  20. Hagar

    Hagar Drink up yall, its the Texans!

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    Since the story was about the best and worst draft picks, I thought about doing another thread for the Best Pick, but it was so blatantly obvious I decided against it.
     
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