UDFA: Okay DraftMasters, who ARE these guys?

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  1. ObsiWan

    ObsiWan Site Contributor

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    Here is the Texans' list on undrafted free agents:
    • LB Mister Alexander, Florida State
    • G Howard Barbieri, Rutgers
    • FB Justin Bartlett, Carroll-Montana
    • LB Bryan Braman, West Texas A&M
    • LB Steven Friday, Virginia Tech
    • DE John Graves, Virginia Tech
    • P Brett Hartmann, Central Michigan
    • T Peter Hendrickson, Tulane
    • WR Lestar Jean, Florida Atlantic
    • WR Jeff Maehl, Oregon
    • DE Zane Parr, Virginia
    • FB Zach Pauga, Colorado State
    • S Maurice Rolle, Louisiana-Lafayette
    • CB Jason Teague, Texas Christian
    • WR Terrence Toliver, Louisiana State
    From... http://espn.go.com/blog/afcsouth/post/_/id/25674/introducing-the-texans-undrafteds
     
  2. HuttoKarl

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    someone named their son "Mister"....hilarious.
     
  3. Wolf

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    AJ has a links on all of them for an "one shopping" experience
    http://www.examiner.com/houston-tex...r-look-at-the-texans-18-undrafted-free-agents

     
  4. Smokedawg

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    Terrance Toliver was the # 1 wr coming out of high school, but waited behind Doucet, Byrd, and Lafell. Then the VERY inconsistent play by his QB Jefferson his stats struggled. Watch some of his highlights on youtube he is big, strong, and fast.
     
  5. Ole Miss Texan

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    The only two I'm real familiar with are Jeff Maehl and Terrence Toliver. Both SOLID additions to our team. Several of my mocks had us taking Maehl in the later rounds and one had Toliver. I think really highly of Maehl and think he's going to REALLY REALLY contribute on this team. Will seemlessly take over Anderson's role but he can stretch the field better as well as being more dangerous after the catch.
     
  6. CloakNNNdagger

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    Just as an FYI. Throughout HS and college, he was labelled an "Intimidator."

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  7. Ole Miss Texan

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    That is so funny. Maybe I'll change my name to Mister Ole Miss Texan so nobody gets confused. lol
     
  8. TexansSeminole

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    There is not much in video regarding Mister. As a FSU fan, I can probably give you more insight into this guy than anyone else on this board.

    Mister was mostly a special teams player until last year, Mark Stoops' first year as defensive coordinator at FSU. He started at strongside linebacker and played up on the LOS alot. He was invaluable from an energy standpoint, always getting his teammates excited. He's also a "yessir", "nosir" kind of guy.

    Mister is a fantastic tackler and a big hitter. He's a big guy who hits with that extra bit of force that you don't see very often. His weaknesses are in coverage and in change of direction. He could compete for a backup spot as an inside linebacker with the Texans IMO.


    Here's the hit he put on Virginia's Perry Jones.


    From CND's article:

     
  9. Wolf6151

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    Tolliver, is 6'05 with good speed and might take a yr. to develop but has great potential to become a very good #2.
    Friday, has great size and speed for the WOLB position and is a pass rush specialist, he might take a yr. to develop as well.
    Maehl, should be a good possession receiver with great hands.
    Barbieri, I don't know anything about him but Rutgers produces good O-linemen.
     
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    Tolliver has the skills but needs a dose of maturity. Could be that long shot that makes the team with lower end of WRs battling each other.
     


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    Hmmm. These three from AJ's list don't appear on the Texans' list. None of them are the top tier UDFAs, but I'm curious why they didn't show up.
    • Darian Hagan (6-0, 180), CB, California. If the name sounds familiar it's might be because his father, Darian Sr., helped Colorado win a national championship in 1990. (denverpost.com)
    • Darius Morris (6-4, 325), G, Temple. Morris lists his athletic ability and strength as his biggest strengths. (newerascouting.com)
    • Adrian Taylor (6-3, 311), DT, Oklahoma. The Mansfield Texas prep star is having a string of bad luck with injuries, suffering a broken ankle during his junior year and a torn achilles last season. (dallasnews.com)
     
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    Another source of info from last winter:

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    OK...I'm a Mister fan....from "mentally ready" to the heart the guy shows...hope he can earn a roster spot.
     
  14. CloakNNNdagger

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    Adrian Taylor NT is sort of an interesting pick.

    Worrisome injury history. Damaged 2 discs while weightlifting in 2006...."seemingly" fully recovered. Dislocation/fracture (like Barwin) in 2009. Achilles tendon tear last year.

    Besides that, he has been likened to Johnny Jolly (not for his drink). He is a true 2-gap.

    Full recovery from previous injuries and durability will be the main questions.........if he even passes his medical. If he does, will need time for development.
     
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    A buddy and I play a game every draft. We look for the guy with the most "interesting name."

    The overall co champions are Taco Wallace and Frosty Rucker.

    Last year's award winner was Baltimore's 3rd rounder, OT Jah Reid. Honorable Mention went to Minnesota' s 6th rounder, S Mistral Raymond.
     
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    We got our very own "Boy named Sue."
     
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    He said draftmaster [​IMG]

    The two VA TECH players Friday & Graves should make it on special teams alone & develop @ their natural positions in Wade Phillips 3-4. Friday is a high motor OLB while Graves can play the 5 technique. I fully expect Maehl to make Texan roster, replacing David Anderson, better length/hands, will lay his body on the line. Toliver will be on the practice squad, as will NT Adrian Taylor, Oklahoma who is a beast but always inactive. Hartman could make the team if he's the only punter left? If the Texans don't resign Leach one of the FB's, Pauga would be my favorite to make it. One or two of the rest could have a breakthrough camp you just never know so it will be interesting.
     

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