Discussion in 'Mock Draft Talk' started by JimBaker488, Feb 13, 2011.
Wouldn't mind if the draft unfolded this way.
11. Houston (6-10)- Marcel Dareus- DT- Alabama
- I am shocked with the way this mock has shaped up and the fact that a top 5 talent like Dareus is still available here. Dareus' versatility will allow Wade Phillips to use him all along the defensive front.
A little day-dreaming there JB ? BTW, I like those initials.
dareus @ 11 would be too good to be true. smith and kubiak wouldn't know what to do and pass on him.
Wasn't my mock. But I would like to see the draft unfold in that way.
Be it Dareus/Jones/Houston/Smith or whoever else, I hope they take the BPA and quit the habit of reaching to fill a need.
I think this draft is deeper than it seems at first.
The more I watched, the more talents I discovered!
There's no telling who will be available at our spot.
I actually do to. It's always one of those "the grass is greener" kind of feelings no matter where you're selecting. No matter where you select in the 1st it's easy to have the feeling that you're going to miss out on "the special talents" and you're "it's too early to select some of the other guys".
In regards to Marcel Dareus... he would be one of those selections that, while not sexy and "kind of boring", he would bring so much to the DL and make it successful. I think he's one of the best DL in the draft and there's too many teams in front of us that could use him. I would love the selection though. He'd be a longterm fixture here.
What up 76?
How are you scouting the players? DVR? Youtube vids?
We would pass on him and take Jimmy Smith CB Colorado.
Sorry I haven't seen this post sooner.
How ya doing Shaft?
I got the games from tenyard during the season, watch a few here and there; and when the regular season ends, I started going hard at them.
(It does take a lot of effort during the season but it becomes a habit.)
Just thought i would go through some of these sites and see what is being projected at #11.
Prince Amukamara x 9
Aldon Smith x 9
JJ Watt x 9
Robert Quinn x 6
Cameron Jordan x 6
Da'Quan Bowers x 2
Phil Taylor x 1
Marcell Dareus x 1
Nick Fairley x 1
Corey Liuget x 1
Aaron Williams x 1
Jimmy Smith x 1
That is all I could be bothered going through.
Not surprising that many of the mocks have prince falling to us. For some reason, i think he'll fall to us as well.
with that in mind I've been going back to tape of Jimmy Smith, CB Colorado & wonder, off field issues aside, if he's actually not only better but this years Darrelle Revis?
laugh if you want, but Darrelle move up draft boards late. rated #16th overall prospect (ourlads). not sure about Smith (still waiting for grade?) but on film he is far more impressive than Prince Amukamara with Peterson still holding the edge as top cover corner. He is the one player (wildcard) who could surprise everybody come draft day.
I love any scenario in which Dareus falls to us, and hate one that has us taking Phil Taylor.
Yeah, i wouldn't be thrilled with amukamara but i could live with him being our #1 @ 11. Jimmy Smith @ 11? not so much. If we take him we have to move down around 16 or later for me to feel comfortable with his selection in the 1st.
Yes, I know this feeling, and you're right - it happens every year.
Also, almost every year, there is some player that on draft day "falls" to the Texans (not always 1st round), and then I get all excited that they will draft him, and then he gets passed up. There are only two cases I remember where I felt that someone I had expected to be long gone had "fallen" to us, and we actually drafted him: Amobi Okoye and Eric Winston (I had thought Winston was a good candidate for the 2nd round pick!).
swing & a miss!
No kidding. When you consider I would have drafted Winston in the 2nd, instead of waiting until the 3rd, it should be clear that I have no business evaluating draft picks. I still think I'd have done a better job than the Texans over the last few years, though!
A lot of people would have drafted Winston in the 2nd, so it's not like you were way off on that one. He definitely had second round talent at least. I don't remember why he fell to the 3rd, but I think it was because of an injury concern. IIRC he had a knee injury in college.
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