Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by Playoffs, Jun 30, 2014.
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I would have rotated Clowney, X, and Nix up one spot..
I like all three, and think all can be studs...but if I had to label them I would go Nix as the potential Boom, X as the solid starter and Clowney as the more likely to bust.
Clowney...The position, the spot where he was chosen...The injuries...questions about motor/desire....
X was chosen top of second...I think at worst he's a solid player...
And then Nix who had 1st round grades at one point. If you watch his film dude is super disruptive. Helped Te'o be considered for Heisman...He's lost weight...Playing in the ideal defense for him next to the best defensive player in the game in Watt...
I would've swapped X with Nix, III.
That's what I would have done as well.
I doubt Nix will ever see 311 pounds. Hopefully all three will be starters for long time. We need to focus on drafting two corners and at least one safety even if all in OP are good. Throw another ILB in and that would be a good 2015 draft.
Potential Boom pllayer- Savage (we better hope so)
Most likely Busts- Nix, Clowney
Solid Starters- X, Prosch
Reliable Backups- Blue, Fiedo
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Nix a likely bust? Dude you're an idiot.
not trying to speak for him but I think the injury to Nix is what is suggesting a possible bust and that is a legitimate concern.
Thanks a lot. I think I'm a little bit crazy, but hardly an idiot.
They aren't rookies, but we added 2 pretty good safeties to beef up a secondary that was bad with a capital double D.
I think X is our least likely to bust and was my favorite pick in the draft.
Different people look at the term "bust" in different ways.
For me, as the rounds go by, the expectations for a player drop.
I liked Nix as a draft pick in the 2nd round. I expected him to go in the first. If he had been drafted in the first, then he would have had a high bust potential for me both because of that injury and the position he plays (early round DTs frequently bust).
But with the 83rd pick? The expectations are, or should be, so low at that point that even if he has a few starts over a few years, he shouldn't be considered a bust. I mean, he's a 3rd round pick. At that point, you just hope he's going to be a solid starter.
If he lives up to his potential, he'll be a Darnell Dockett-type of steal.
really good pick and our OGs should improve our tackle play both sides. QB and Foster should be happy.
Solid Starter: CJ Fiedorowicz Stud in OB's offense day one.
Most likely to bust: Louis Nix injury concerns like Clowney but because of his size it will be more of a struggle to overcome.
Potential Boom Pick: Tom Savage 4th rd. steal.
Future Depth Player: Alfred Blue can develop nicely behind Foster.
I do agree that expectations drop each round but I also evaluate on what the priority of the need of the position filled by the pick and who else was available. This was what caused me to be an immediate critic of selecting Kareem Jackson. As with Clowney and X, we cannot afford to give them 2-3 seasons to become good especially as we have almost zilch behind them.
Yep. That's exactly why I put them where I put them.
But does that definition/criteria determine that the guy is a bust or is it proof that the team drafted poorly; i.e., "reached" as some would put it?
Then again, I guess you could say those two things are equivalent.
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