What We Should Do!

Discussion in 'College Football & the NFL Draft' started by fresno8, Dec 24, 2004.

  1. fresno8

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    This is what I think the Texans should do rounds 1-4. #1 stands for our top need by round. #2 is our 2nd priority if the talent for our main need isn't available when we pick and the list goes on down through #5. Be sure to weigh in on this when your done.

    Round 1

    1. DE (pass rusher, to help our secondary make plays and stop the pass)
    2. O-lineman (if top talent is available any line position would help any player is expendable on our line)
    3. DT (2-gap player if we're staying 3-4)
    4. MLB (hopefully a playmaker, someone to replace Foreman next year and Sharper eventually.)
    5. RB (gamebreaker)

    Round 2

    1. O-lineman (possibly start, but if not groom for a year to start)
    2. WR (possibly for our number 2 (big & fast) to help AJ , but if not good speedy slot reciever, i.e stokely)
    3. DE (need help bad w/ pass rush)
    4. DB (GOOD RETURN MAN/ #3 DB, replace Glenn in a couple years)
    5. RB (either a bruiser/ or speed demon)

    Round 3

    1. O-line(again we need good bodies to play immediatley or groom for '06)
    2. DT (Payne needs help or needs to be replaced)
    3. WR (diamond in the rough i.e. Tyrone Calico, Brandon Lloyd, etc.)
    4. DE ( raw athletic guy who gets after the QB)
    5. MLB (Foreman replacment, either playmaker or tackle machine, pick w. '06 in mind)

    Round 4

    1. TE ( Joppru has amounted to nothing and a 4 rnd pick won't hurt to bad if this one doesn't work out, need a balanced TE)
    2. QB (Banks possibly leaving and I don't like Left handed back up)
    3. O-line (need more talent period, this pick can be some one to groom for a couple years or possible steal)
    4. RB ( pick one speed or bruiser)
    5. FS ( Coleman is getting older, groom possible replacement)

    What do you all think?
     
  2. astrofan

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    pass rush does not come from DEs in 3-4
    I think that a DE>OLB is more along the line of what you are talking about
    our 'DE's are really just agile tackles who hypothetically occupy the OTs so our edge rushers (OLBs, not DEs) can make some plays
    you are right that we need to draft a college end, but not to play end
    the suggs/babin styles in the draft that I like:
    David Pollack
    Dan Cody
    Matt Roth
    Adell Duckett
    Mathias Kiwanuka
    Jonathan Jackson

    as opposed to texan end prospects:
    Marcus Spears
    Dusty Dvoracek
    Luis Castillo

    I don't think we go oline with first rounder

    we do need NT depth in a serious way:
    Anttaj Hawthorne
    Haloti Ngata
    Ronald Fields

    ILB prospects:
    Derrick Johnson
    Ahmad Brooks
    Barrett Ruud
    Chad Greenway
    Will Derting
    Ryan Claridge
    Roger Cooper
    Mike Goolsby

    RBs
    speed:
    Ronnie 'second fiddle' Brown
    Ciatick 'mr gator' Fason
    Anthony 'shankd' Davis
    Walter 'cuzin' Reyes
    Darren 'little' Sproles

    power:
    Kay-Jay 'ol man' Harris
    Marion 'MI hate me' Barber III
    Frank 'gimme seven' Gore
    Brandon 'threehole' Jacobs

    WRs
    Mike Williams
    Braylon Edwards
    Vincent Jackson
    Chris Henry
    Matt Jones
    Nehemiah Glover
    Big Play Trey Haverty

    TEs
    Heath Miller
    Andrew Clark
    Garrett Cross
    Joel Dreesen
    Dave Kashetta
    Billy Bajema

    DBs (either NBs or returners or both)
    Dustin Fox
    Antonio Perkins
    PacMan Jones
    Derrick Johnson
    Ronald Bartell (sorry- no bio at bisonmania; 6-3 200+ 4.4)

    some guys are underclassmen, others will be off the board by our pick
    I'll post some QBs, Oline, and more DBs later
     
  3. ArlingtonTexan

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  4. astrofan

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    of course you want some pressure from the downlineman, but the way I read fresno8's post it seems like he would like a freeney/kearse edgerusher
    so do I... I just want him to get a running start on a LT
     
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    :rofl: :cool:
     
  6. LBC_Justin

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    As long as we make strides to improve our Defense I will be happy.
     
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  8. fresno8

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    I realize in the 3-4 you need a Babin/Suggs to generate a pass rush and that's not the interior linemans main job. However our front three don't do anything, they get no pass rush and don't stop the run. I've watched all the games and we get blown off the ball. Some pass rush has to be made by the front three. However it lies w/ in the outside backers to get the main push, but the way our d plays our d-lineman get pushed right into the backers way and they can't get to the QB. And we don't have a Suggs/Posey/Colvin getting after the passer. If the main objective of the 3-4 is to have outside backers pressure the QB why doesn't Peek play more? I know they say he's bad a against the run but isn't that the d-lines job and ILB. I think One pass rushing end to complement Smith w/ a new 2-gap nose tackle will set a solid foundation for our D-line for the 3-4 for years to come. Another speed rusher is needed off the edge even if it's just for passing situations and 3rd downs for a year or two.
     


  9. J-Man

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    Great list AstroFan...

    I will throw my two cents in on this...I think Dan Cody (as OLB) or Mathias Kiwanuka (as DE) would be excellent fits for us on the defense. One thing that I would like the Texans to look at is actually drafting a LB to play OLB. I understand that you need a larger guy to play OLB in the 3-4...I am thinking of an Ahmad Brooks (Virginia) type guy. He is 6'4, 250lbs...you don't need to teach him how to drop into coverage or man up a TE, he already knows how to function from a 2 point stance, and he has pass rush skills.

    I think we should try and improve the O-line via free agency so that you have a plug-n-play guy instead of a project that you hope works out. If we don't go with some one for the defensive front 7 I think it wouldn't hurt to snap up the top TE, Heath Miller, if he falls to us.
     
  10. Errant Hothy

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    Another name to keep an eye on is Kirk Morrison, LB form San Diego State. Many have him listed as a first round talent; and could easily play MLB for us.

    Other then that great list.
     
  11. Human Highlight Reel

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    Logically speaking to improve on a defense that's actually pretty good I say we draft a ballhawk safety, I hear that Georgia Safety is great, then I hear something about a Oklahoma Safety or maybe Shazzar from Michigan. That's first off, I respect Coleman and Glenn but we gotta get an upgrade back there.

    Second Round we should be looking a D-Line, I'm not sure who's gonna be left but Walker and Payne aren't getting any young and they could use some fresh new legs coming in to give them a little rest, and groom him into the starting position for next year or the year after that. Eventually him and Robaire could caue lots of havoc on that line together.

    third round I'd say look at a O lineman, this particular position I would say maybe look into free agency to upgrade it but if you don't wanna spend too much on a lineman in FA then take a shot at a lineman right here.

    fourth Round I'd say maybe take a look at a ILB, hopefully we could upgrade that from FA but if not then be looking for a ILB that would fit in the 3-4 scheme, no telling who's left but I say take the best available one, cause there's not telliing how healthy Foreman is gonna be and No disrespect to Polk but we gotta have a upgrade there or at least an youth injection. with ROLB Wong, RILB Upgrade ILB, LILB Sharper and ROLB Babin we could have probably one of the hottest Lineback cores since John Mobley, Al Wilson and Ian Gold in Denver.

    Rounds 5-7 just add depth maybe along the Oline and D-Line.
     
  12. jacquescas

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    Round 1. Take either DE Spears from LSU, or TE Heath Miller from Virginia. I know everyone will say we have spent alot of picks and money on a TE but none have been a hit, might as well get a sure thing, good blocking good catching TE.

    Round 2. Offensive line, hopefully we wont throw money at Mannings guards that will both be free agents this year, interior lineman are drafted not signed. it ties the cap up badly.
     

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