YTF's Mock Draft v1.0

Discussion in 'Mock Draft Talk' started by YoungTexanFan, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. YoungTexanFan

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    As a basic premise, I'll state that we don't trade up/down/around and keep our picks. There is absolutely zero need to project that level of stuff. Secondly, I believe we'll stay with the 4-3, regardless of coaching changes. Our team is geared towards the 4-3. I do not believe in the 3-4 either, for that matter, but that is my personal philosophy. Also, this mock is done with the assumption that we sign no one of note in the off-season.

    1. CB - Brandon Harris - Miami, FL
    Harris is not too far behind the "elite 2" CB's that everyone talks about. Since we are not picking in the top 5, we will miss out on both of those CB's. Harris has played extremely well in his match-ups with "name" receivers. I like his physical build and willingness to support the run better than Jenkins. Harris has smooth feet and plays the ball well.

    2. WLB - Travis Lewis - Oklahoma
    I think we have the start to a good LB core with Ryans and Cushing, but I feel that a WLB who can spy the QB or close on the flats will allow our DB's to play their man more. On top of that, I think Lewis is a flat out stud and just one of those guys who is always around the ball.

    3. C - Jake Kirkpatrick - TCU
    Depth on the OL. Myers has played better than expected this year, but that is just average, and unfortunately, that is his ceiling. I'd like to see someone who can offer a bigger impact and hold the position down going forward.

    4. DE - Greg Romeus - Pittsburgh
    You might recognize the name as he was getting a little attention before the season as a possible first or second round pick. He hasn't had a great year and neither has his team. He's got NFL talent and is someone who should fit nicely into our rotation.

    5. RB - Kendall Hunter - Oklahoma State
    The new Steve Slaton. We will draft a RB. We have our every day guy in Foster, but having a guy like Hunter who can make a play on the outside and take it home is a nice wrinkle to have. Hunter has been productive when healthy.

    6. WR - DeAndre Brown - Southern Mississippi
    He's the primary WR for his team, and rightfully so. He gets all of the attention and shifts, and still produces. He has a giant frame, which will be nice to have in the redzone. I think he would be a nice piece to our WR rotation and has the ability to subplant Walters or Jones.

    7. K/P - Alex Henry - Nebraska
    His leg strength is amazing on long field goals. He gets the ball up quickly and carries it on touch backs. I don't think Rackers has been bad at all, but this would be an upgrade. He also doubles as a punter, which could very much use an upgrade.
     
  2. beerlover

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    excellent additions across the board. will add lots of quality depth along with possibly 2-3 starters which should keep Texans just above average.

    Harris best corner available, but not bpa

    Lewis is very productive, so is Sharpton/Diles

    Kirkpatrick is a true replacement for Myers

    Romeus is excellent sleeper DE pick, had a bit of down year but talent is there.

    Kendall Hunter jump all over him if still here?

    DeAndre Brown is a good receiver borderline roster/practice squad, just look at Dickerson.

    Alex Henry is starting punter day one, good for FG attempts 48 up

    Good to read you again YTF :)
     
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    Good to see your stuff again.

    1. I really like Harris @ CB but why do you expect Kubiak to go CB again, altough I hope he does? i am also interested in Nick Fairley but a cover Cb shuts down an entire side.
    2. i pass on Lb but he is good
    3. like the center but do not see Smithiak moving myers.
     
  4. YoungTexanFan

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    Thanks for the feedback.
     
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    I don't think Kubiak gets the say in what we pick. I think the new (hopefully) defensive coordinator gets more of an input. Ideally I'd like to draft a FS, as would everyone I'm sure, but there isn't the talent. While Eric Berry was an elite talent, that is an example of what a true FS can do to change a defense and in turn the W/L record.

    Also, I think we really do need another top notch LB. Ryans is coming back of a torn knee, Cushing regressed this year, and Diles isn't starter material.
     
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    Alex Henery does not kick off for the Huskers. They have a specialist who kicks the living )&*#&@(*$& out of the ball.
     
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    1. Harris, best CB available at that point and a desperate need of the Texans. Excellent pick, he's going to be a really good/great cover corner in the NFL.

    2. Lewis, excellent pick as well, big upgrade at WLB. If Kubiak makes the pick though he'll never choose Lewis, instead he'll give Sharpton another 2-3 yrs. to prove if he can handle the job and improve.

    3. Kirkpatrick, I don't know much about him but I trust some of these guys opinions enough to know that he'd be a good pick. I agree that Kubiak won't replace Myers right away but it would sure be nice to have some quality backup pushing for a starting role.

    4. Romeus, if still available he's an excellent depth pick. I'd sure like another DT instead of a DE though.

    5. Hunter, I don't know anything about him and it seems early to pick a practice squad RB.

    6. Brown, again don't know anything about him but a tall athletic WR is a good pick at this point.

    7. Henry, I doubt the Texans get rid of Rackers but if the guy can punt then he'd be a good upgrade over Turk.

    Overall I really like this mock draft but I'd like to see a DT chosen at #4 we'll have enough depth at DE with Williams, Smith, Barwin, Anderson, and Jamison. We need an upgrade at both DT spots.
     
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    Not to nitpick, but Ryans is out with a torn Achilles tendon. Still a long rehab and most likely a loss of quickness and speed as a by product of the injury.
     


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    I wouldn't doubt a trade up if a guy we likes slides a bit. We are in a position that one or two guys can make us ALOT better.
     
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    Thank you for pointing that out. My point on LBs remains the same. We need another high level LB. We cannot get by another season with Zac Diles as our starter. We need an impact LB.
     
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    I disagree honestly. We (still) need a FS. We need a WOLB. We need a C. We need a legitimate LT; yes, I am still upset we wasted a pick on Brown, and no we aren't turning this thread into why I am right all these years later and now there is a growing interest in making him a LG. We still need a CB. We still need an impact DL other than Mario.

    We need impact at a few positions. We don't need talent across the board like before, but we need a serious upgrade to quite a few positions before we can compete. FS and LT would be the most obvious examples, followed by OLB and another starting CB.

    We don't have the depth to give picks away. Honestly, very few clubs ever do. And even when they do, it's only for a short period. Fool's gold way of thinking. Injuries happen. Player regression happens. FA happens. Depth is just a fictional word in the NFL.
     
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    I would love to see Henery in a Texans uni, I just don't think he lasts till the 7th. If you want him you are going to have to pick him up earlier, but the flipside is that I think he could easily cover two roster spots, K and P.
     
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    That's honestly what free agents are for. You address a few needs there and then can play the draft and move up to get a guy or down to get more picks. We almost refuse to do that most of the time.
     

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