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2019 1.23 TYTUS HOWARD OT Alabama State

Are you happy with our first round pick?


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JB

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Except...that's exactly what I haven't seen. I've seen TONS of "experts" stating that the entire world knew the Texans wanted Dillard (that obviously includes the Eagles), while I've seen Albert Breer and ?? reporting that Howard was the Texans #1 from the get-go.
I saw lot's of reports pre-draft that the Texans were high on Howard, but none that they were high on Dillard, so there's that
 

CloakNNNdagger

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I can't believe how people are pointing to the "experts" when speaking of their accuracy in predicting the 1st rnd Draft.

Silva>>>>>>>>>>Jawaan Taylor was predicted to go at #7...........he went at #35.

King>>>>>>>>>>DK Metcalf was predicted to go at #30,........... he went at #64

Breer>>>>>>>>>Drew Lock was predicted to go at #15..........went at #42

Overall, Silva and King correctly predicted only 9 of 32 correctly, while Breer only 8 of 32...............and these were the best of the best..............it should be obvious that their crystal balls only work part time.
 

IDEXAN

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It's almost cat like.



People say sh!t about 'I've been doing this 52 years...' Yeah well doesn't make it smart or right.

Classic example, leased 2100 acres for more than a decade from a goat farmer. Man spent his entire life raising goats.

Firmly believed:

The grass under trees was poisonous to goats.

Skunks would kill baby goats.

Stupid lays its head where it can.
I dunno what did you do with 2100 acres for more than 10 years ?
 

HaveMercy

Passing Through
I doubt his lease was in Kentucky or Tennessee
That somehow makes me think of the old Gary Cooper movie about Sergeant Alvin York.

To stay on the thread topic, I'll ask whether Alvin or Gary were good OL coaches. If so, they could probably help T. Howard.
 
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infantrycak

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I dunno what did you do with 2100 acres for more than 10 years ?
In my case bow hunting & moutain biking and dogs.

Used to sell turkey hunts for $750. Couldn't believe it. People would fly in to hunt.* Friggin homosexual necrophiliacs, the turkeys not the people. And we guided white tail hunts.

Beautiful land out by Ft. McKavett. That's where the cougar and I had our moment. Elvis thought he had the largest yard of any dog. We had no coyote issues after he moved in.
He got a paw on a white tail rear leg once. Damn that was beautiful. Stretched as far as he could get then swiped the back legs. They fell and he got up slower. Spent the rest of his life "this time I've got him." Of course he head butted a bull so what's he know.

Had a fresh water spring, cold. To be honest, just a great place to go, chill and not see a person for a week.

* sold a guy from Kansas a buck for $2500. He brought his dad, 80 something, back for turkey hunting. Lol, told his dad they were coming for the breakfast tacos. Old man's eyes went wide when 38 turkeys walked in.
 

thunderkyss

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thunderkyss

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I'm actually looking forward to having this discussion next offseason as well. Cant wait to fire up the Fire BOB thread again, nut this is really where the major short comings in the Texans org starts and this comes from the top. If you cant see this after 17 yrs I'm certainly not going to change your mind.
You make it sound like the Bengals & Raiders won 12 of the last 10 Super Bowls.
 

thunderkyss

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Remember when Glazer reported there was dysfunction in the Texans FO? This is the same thing. I'm sure things
You remember things differently.

I don't think anyone rejected the idea there was dysfunction. I know my argument was, "I don't care what Glazer says." Doesn't mean I don't think there was dysfunction.

I knew there was dysfunction. I still thought it was BO'bs job to get the most out of Osweiler.
 

thunderkyss

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Except...that's exactly what I haven't seen. I've seen TONS of "experts" stating that the entire world knew the Texans wanted Dillard (that obviously includes the Eagles), while I've seen Albert Breer and ?? reporting that Howard was the Texans #1 from the get-go.
Semantics.

I've seen everyone knew the Texans wanted the top LT... & I've seen a lot of people who believe Dillard was the top LT.

I've not seen anything saying the Texans thought Dillard was the top LT.

"Everyone" believes Dillard would have been the pick if he wasn't taken at 22. But the Texans have passed on the guy "everyone" thinks they should take several times.

I don't know they would have taken Howard over Dillard at 23. I don't even believe they would. But I wouldn't put it past them.
 
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thunderkyss

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I saw lot's of reports pre-draft that the Texans were high on Howard, but none that they were high on Dillard, so there's that
Yes. & like you said earlier, those reports did not say they would take him in the first. Or that they were considering using their first on him.

I saw two mocks with the Texans taking Howard with 54. One from someone on this board another by some national draftnik.

I saw one national draftnik mock Howard to us in the first. I asked this forum what would they think if the Texans took Howard at 23. Didn't get many responses. I assumed because it was so wacky a question no one would give it the time of day.
 

JB

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Yes. & like you said earlier, those reports did not say they would take him in the first. Or that they were considering using their first on him.

I saw two mocks with the Texans taking Howard with 54. One from someone on this board another by some national draftnik.

I saw one national draftnik mock Howard to us in the first. I asked this forum what would they think if the Texans took Howard at 23. Didn't get many responses. I assumed because it was so wacky a question no one would give it the time of day.
Did you ever see anyone say they were high on Dillard or Taylor?
 

thunderkyss

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I can't believe how people are pointing to the "experts" when speaking of their accuracy in predicting the 1st rnd Draft.

Silva>>>>>>>>>>Jawaan Taylor was predicted to go at #7...........he went at #35.

King>>>>>>>>>>DK Metcalf was predicted to go at #30,........... he went at #64

Breer>>>>>>>>>Drew Lock was predicted to go at #15..........went at #42

Overall, Silva and King correctly predicted only 9 of 32 correctly, while Breer only 8 of 32...............and these were the best of the best..............it should be obvious that their crystal balls only work part time.
I think, for whatever reason, everyone is fine when someone ranks a guy higher than where he was actually drafted. Most can say, "We got a first round talent at 44."

Like Demeco.

But for a player to be drafted higher than where he was ranked is hard to accept. Especially when "everyone" ranked him much lower against his peer group & overall.

Not to say they are right or wrong. But I think we should all remember the teams have access the draftniks don't. Yeah, the draftniks get it 95% correct most of the time. But that's only 95% & most of the time.
 

TheRealJoker

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Semantics.

I've seen everyone knew the Texans wanted the top LT... & I've seen a lot of people who believe Dillard was the top LT.

I've not seen anything saying the Texans thought Dillard was the top LT.

"Everyone" believes Howard would have been the pick if he wasn't taken at 22. But the Texans have passed on the guy "everyone" thinks they should take several times.

I don't know they would have taken Howard over Dillard at 23. I don't even believe they would. But I wouldn't put it past them.
Agreed. One thing we know for certain regarding the team’s OL evaluations is that they value versatility highly. Howard played both OT positions at a high level, Dillard did not.
 
Here's my biggest knock against Dillard and if I were the Texan's pre-draft what would have been my biggest red flag. The guy hadn't even gone into a 3 point stance until the Sr Bowl. I get that his school not only ran air raid but ran it to the extreme so he didn't need to run block but still, as TK said we are talking the most basic fundamentals here, the stuff you learn in high school football. I'm not saying Howard was the better player or that Dillard is lazy or dumb or even that he can't very quickly learn it, but I am saying that to me that doesn't fit with the "most NFL ready" mantra when something so basic is missing.

So yeah, looking at that and knowing Devlin is the coach that is suppose to coach him I'm going to go on record and say for the Texans Howard was the better choice between the two.
 

CloakNNNdagger

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Here's my biggest knock against Dillard and if I were the Texan's pre-draft what would have been my biggest red flag. The guy hadn't even gone into a 3 point stance until the Sr Bowl. I get that his school not only ran air raid but ran it to the extreme so he didn't need to run block but still, as TK said we are talking the most basic fundamentals here, the stuff you learn in high school football. I'm not saying Howard was the better player or that Dillard is lazy or dumb or even that he can't very quickly learn it, but I am saying that to me that doesn't fit with the "most NFL ready" mantra when something so basic is missing.

So yeah, looking at that and knowing Devlin is the coach that is suppose to coach him I'm going to go on record and say for the Texans Howard was the better choice between the two.
He is missing much more NFL basic experience than his deficient run exposure in the pure air raid system he has enjoyed in college. From my post in another thread that addresses this.
 

steelbtexan

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You remember things differently.

I don't think anyone rejected the idea there was dysfunction. I know my argument was, "I don't care what Glazer says." Doesn't mean I don't think there was dysfunction.

I knew there was dysfunction. I still thought it was BO'bs job to get the most out of Osweiler.
You might want to go back and check out some of Cak and my conversations on this topic at the time.

He did get the most out of Os. Made the playoffs with him, which is simply amazing seeing how bad Os really was while he was here and how bad he's been everywhere else he's been since he's been gone. How many times has he been cut since he was traded?
 

IDEXAN

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He is missing much more NFL basic experience than his deficient run exposure in the pure air raid system he has enjoyed in college. From my post in another thread that addresses this.
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I would put my money on Howard who, although having played against lesser competition (and held his own against strong competition when confronted with such), but had widely diverse experience in types of skills expected to be necessary in the NFL.

Everything that can be said on this subject has been said on both sides ad nauseum. The "phantom" debate has become wearisome. You are entitled to your opinion. So I'll leave it at that, and would ask you to do the same.
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OK C&D I took the liberty of coping and pasting the last couple of sentences from that post which summarizes nicely we we are at at this point with the Howard/Dillard discussion.
Couple more months or so when we get into the real TC and the pads go on we can begin making some real comparisons.
 

IDEXAN

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In my case bow hunting & moutain biking and dogs.

Used to sell turkey hunts for $750. Couldn't believe it. People would fly in to hunt.* Friggin homosexual necrophiliacs, the turkeys not the people. And we guided white tail hunts.

Beautiful land out by Ft. McKavett. That's where the cougar and I had our moment. Elvis thought he had the largest yard of any dog. We had no coyote issues after he moved in.
He got a paw on a white tail rear leg once. Damn that was beautiful. Stretched as far as he could get then swiped the back legs. They fell and he got up slower. Spent the rest of his life "this time I've got him." Of course he head butted a bull so what's he know.

Had a fresh water spring, cold. To be honest, just a great place to go, chill and not see a person for a week.

* sold a guy from Kansas a buck for $2500. He brought his dad, 80 something, back for turkey hunting. Lol, told his dad they were coming for the breakfast tacos. Old man's eyes went wide when 38 turkeys walked in.
Ft. McKavett. Whoa had to drag out the Road Atlas to find that place.
Distant, vast, and remote yea my kinda place, well not quite. Throw in that spectacular rocky mountain landscape then you've really got something - Montana !
I dunno but that country probably looks a lot like the stretch from the Alpine/Marfa area to Big Bend NP ?
 
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steelbtexan

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Then why aren't you an NFL coach?
What a f'n response. Why do you even bother responding to me if this is the best you can do?

The Saints seemed to be able to train up an elite athlete from a small school into one of the best LT's in the game. The Steelers trained up a former small school WR/TE Villenueva into one of the better LT's in the NFL. The point is, the better the athlete the better the chance for success. An avg athlete will probably have avg success.
 
What a f'n response. Why do you even bother responding to me if this is the best you can do?

The Saints seemed to be able to train up an elite athlete from a small school into one of the best LT's in the game. The Steelers trained up a former small school WR/TE Villenueva into one of the better LT's in the NFL. The point is, the better the athlete the better the chance for success. An avg athlete will probably have avg success.
I'm thinking that has more to do with the skill and ability of the coach more so that the athlete. Some coaches can make turn chicken sh!t to chicken salad, Devlin is more likely to turn chicken salad into food poisoning. So with that in mind you have to give him the players that need the least amount of work and Dillard maybe the better athlete but on paper at least he needs more work than Howard.
 

infantrycak

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I dunno but that country probably looks a lot like the stretch from the Alpine/Marfa area to Big Bend NP ?
It's grassier. We had Axis, Fallow & Sika in addition to white tail. Damn Sika bugle like elk. Scared the crap out of me 1st time.

Elvis, well he Elvised. King of the ranch. Pull up and he'd jump out of the truck and head out. As I said, there were no coyotes with him around. Dog was somewhat pathological. Walk by a raccoon and not care. We had a friend who bred coons. Just walk in, sniff, OK. Coyote, holy crap. Had an internal clock. Always showed up for hunting time.

He'd sit under a tree while I bow hunted. Just a brindle lump as deer or turkeys came thru. Half-lidded, just watching. Damn good dog.
 

Dejaview

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Ft. McKavett. Whoa had to drag out the Road Atlas to find that place.
Distant, vast, and remote yea my kinda place, well not quite. Throw in that spectacular rocky mountain landscape then you've really got something - Montana !
I dunno but that country probably looks a lot like the stretch from the Alpine/Marfa area to Big Bend NP ?
As a kid I grew up in the Alpine/Marfa/Valentine area. It looks nothing like that beautiful country. Not saying it isn’t also pretty but man, that stretch out there is Heaven.
 

CloakNNNdagger

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I'm thinking that has more to do with the skill and ability of the coach more so that the athlete. Some coaches can make turn chicken sh!t to chicken salad, Devlin is more likely to turn chicken salad into food poisoning. So with that in mind you have to give him the players that need the least amount of work and Dillard maybe the better athlete but on paper at least he needs more work than Howard.
An additional interesting observation I came across in some of Dillard's evaluations...........Dillard does not have a strong anchor. This is concerning in a traditional NFL formation setting. This is something that is much more forgiving when the LT in an Air Raid offense is alread spread out so wide, where the rusher is virtually "gently" guided to the outside. In the traditional NFL spacing of the OL (in close, compact), it is mandatory for the LT to be able to set a very strong outside anchor in order to protect the QB by forcing the rusher outside. [For those that are not familiar with the terms "setting the outside anchor," it is when pass setting in a drop back scheme, the LT is asked to drop and firmly anchor their outside foot, thus physically forcing the defender to pass rush to the outside]

Virtually all evaluations of Howard emphasize his strong anchor.
 

JB

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What a f'n response. Why do you even bother responding to me if this is the best you can do?

The Saints seemed to be able to train up an elite athlete from a small school into one of the best LT's in the game. The Steelers trained up a former small school WR/TE Villenueva into one of the better LT's in the NFL. The point is, the better the athlete the better the chance for success. An avg athlete will probably have avg success.
Guess I should have put the kitten and clown emoji's

And why do you think Howard is a poor athlete?
 

steelbtexan

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I'm thinking that has more to do with the skill and ability of the coach more so that the athlete. Some coaches can make turn chicken sh!t to chicken salad, Devlin is more likely to turn chicken salad into food poisoning. So with that in mind you have to give him the players that need the least amount of work and Dillard maybe the better athlete but on paper at least he needs more work than Howard.
Agree to disagree with you on this.
 

disaacks3

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I dont think Howard is a poor athlete he tested out as an avg athlete at the combine. Dillard tested out as an elite athlete.

40 - 4.96 vs. 5.05
Bench - 24 vs. 21
Vertical - 29 vs 29.5
Broad jump - 118 vs. 103
3-cone - 7.44 vs 8.34
20-yd shuttle - 4.4 vs. 4.87

The last three kinda stand out. Yeah, I know it's the underwear Olympics, but some of those are huge gaps.

In context, Duane Brown's numbers:

40 - 5.08
Bench - 24
Vertical - 27.5
Broad Jump - 105
3-Cone - 7.58
20-yd shuttle - 4.52
 
I dont think Howard is a poor athlete he tested out as an avg athlete at the combine. Dillard tested out as an elite athlete.
So let me present a scenario to you and ask what you would do. You have two possible LTs to choose from.

One is an elite level athlete but he played in a system that translate extremely badly to the NFL to the point where he never even took a 3 point stance until the SR. Bowl. So here you have an elite athlete that is going to have to be coached up to an NFL level on things he should have learned in high school.

The second is an average level athlete that has some strength issues but played in a more well rounded system and has the fundamentals down and just needs to be fine tuned to be at an NFL level.

You are going to turn both of those over to Devlin to coach. Not you coaching them, not the Saints, not the Eagles, not the Pats and not some theoretical coach somewhere down the line, no you are turning them over to Devlin. Which do you think will be ready the soonest and has the best chance of being a starter on your team?
 

steelbtexan

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40 - 4.96 vs. 5.05
Bench - 24 vs. 21
Vertical - 29 vs 29.5
Broad jump - 118 vs. 103
3-cone - 7.44 vs 8.34
20-yd shuttle - 4.4 vs. 4.87

The last three kinda stand out. Yeah, I know it's the underwear Olympics, but some of those are huge gaps.

In context, Duane Brown's numbers:

40 - 5.08
Bench - 24
Vertical - 27.5
Broad Jump - 105
3-Cone - 7.58
20-yd shuttle - 4.52
Yep,

The last 4 categories are about quickness/change of direction/explosion. Things that are kinda important for OL.
 

sandman

Brexit Advisor
You missed the point entirely. It's about taking chances and being aggressive. The last SB winner/Runnerup were aggressive.

You can paint this F'n pcture however you like but it is what it is.

And the Texans will never when anything until they become more aggressive. Why? Because other teams are going to be aggressive. The NFL has changed and those orgs (Not just the Texans) that dont change will get left behind.

I'm actually looking forward to having this discussion next offseason as well. Cant wait to fire up the Fire BOB thread again, nut this is really where the major short comings in the Texans org starts and this comes from the top. If you cant see this after 17 yrs I'm certainly not going to change your mind.
No, you said you wanted A-holes with swag. Don't move the goalposts. There are many different ways to take chances and be aggressive as an organization that don't involve bringing in A-holes.

But this has been one of the drums you've beat for years. Really wish I could understand how in your mind A-holes with swag make for better players/teammates and are the missing link to this team being a Super Bowl winner.
 

steelbtexan

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So let me present a scenario to you and ask what you would do. You have two possible LTs to choose from.

One is an elite level athlete but he played in a system that translate extremely badly to the NFL to the point where he never even took a 3 point stance until the SR. Bowl. So here you have an elite athlete that is going to have to be coached up to an NFL level on things he should have learned in high school.

The second is an average level athlete that has some strength issues but played in a more well rounded system and has the fundamentals down and just needs to be fine tuned to be at an NFL level.

You are going to turn both of those over to Devlin to coach. Not you coaching them, not the Saints, not the Eagles, not the Pats and not some theoretical coach somewhere down the line, no you are turning them over to Devlin. Which do you think will be ready the soonest and has the best chance of being a starter on your team?
I think Dillard (Whose family played in the NFL will be ready sooner than an avg athlete (Howard) who played in the SWAC. (Lower level of competition.)

Right now Dillard is getting reps at LT and Howard at LG. That should tell you something, particularly with the huge need the Texans have at LT. I'm not saying Howard cant become a LT in the NFL, he just has a long way to go before he will be able to play LT at an avg level.
 

steelbtexan

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No, you said you wanted A-holes with swag. Don't move the goalposts. There are many different ways to take chances and be aggressive as an organization that don't involve bringing in A-holes.

But this has been one of the drums you've beat for years. Really wish I could understand how in your mind A-holes with swag make for better players/teammates and are the missing link to this team being a Super Bowl winner.
And for yrs how has the Texans org done?

I want an org to be run like the Eagles and how the Browns/Chiefs are currently being run. BTW, they are most likely going to sign McCoy. You think McCoy would look good on the Texans? Take a chance on Hunt/Trade for OBJ type aggressive moves. Not saying trade for OBJ but be aggressive.
 

disaacks3

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So let me present a scenario to you and ask what you would do. You have two possible LTs to choose from.

One is an elite level athlete but he played in a system that translate extremely badly to the NFL to the point where he never even took a 3 point stance until the SR. Bowl. So here you have an elite athlete that is going to have to be coached up to an NFL level on things he should have learned in high school.

The second is an average level athlete that has some strength issues but played in a more well rounded system and has the fundamentals down and just needs to be fine tuned to be at an NFL level.

You are going to turn both of those over to Devlin to coach. Not you coaching them, not the Saints, not the Eagles, not the Pats and not some theoretical coach somewhere down the line, no you are turning them over to Devlin. Which do you think will be ready the soonest and has the best chance of being a starter on your team?
I think you're over-simplifying Howard's deficiencies and ignoring the athlete projected as the higher "floor", which is kinda puzzling if the concern is how fast Devlin can work them up.

Hell, if I went by your descriptions above, NEITHER would be a good Round 1 candidate at all. LOL

Decent reads on both players, with quite a bit more depth than usual below. They have two write-ups on Howard, and four on Dillard. The analysis is pretty consistent.

https://thedraftnetwork.com/player/tytus-howard

https://thedraftnetwork.com/player/andre-dillard

Mind you, the highest grade these guys gave either of them was 2nd round. The worst was 7th.
 
I think Dillard (Whose family played in the NFL will be ready sooner than an avg athlete (Howard) who played in the SWAC. (Lower level of competition.)

Right now Dillard is getting reps at LT and Howard at LG. That should tell you something, particularly with the huge need the Texans have at LT. I'm not saying Howard cant become a LT in the NFL, he just has a long way to go before he will be able to play LT at an avg level.
First where do you keep getting this about Dillard's family played in the NFL. I looked it up and all I found was that his father played for the Washington St. Cougars from 83-86. So which family member was it?

Second you ignored my question, as usual, and tried to twist it around. Dillard is being coached by Jeff Stoutland, I didn't asked about Jeff Stoutland, in fact I specifically said not the Eagles. I asked which would do better being coached by Devlin. Also did you ever consider that maybe Dillard is getting reps at LT because they feel he needs it more because he does have so much to learn? I mean they drafted a guy with no run block experience after emphasizing how much they wanted to improve their run game this year.
 
I think you're over-simplifying Howard's deficiencies and ignoring the athlete projected as the higher "floor", which is kinda puzzling if the concern is how fast Devlin can work them up.

Hell, if I went by your descriptions above, NEITHER would be a good Round 1 candidate at all. LOL

Decent reads on both players, with quite a bit more depth than usual below. They have two write-ups on Howard, and four on Dillard. The analysis is pretty consistent.

https://thedraftnetwork.com/player/tytus-howard

https://thedraftnetwork.com/player/andre-dillard

Mind you, the highest grade these guys gave either of them was 2nd round. The worst was 7th.
And I think some on here are ignoring how badly the pure air raid system Dillard was in translates and how Devlin, if he had Dillard, would basically have to take him from never run blocking to NFL level in at most one year. The faith in Devlin's ability to do this is what I find puzzling.

As to your bolded no I don't think either was a good round one candidate. From what I had read and seen I didn't like the idea of the Texan's taking any LT in round one this year but I knew they would because it was just like why they signed Osweiler, they COULD NOT have a repeat of the last season. In this case they had to show they were doing something at LT. If I had my way I would have drafted Brown to give more depth at WR, because I don't see Fuller or Coutee or maybe even both lasting the season, and then traded up with the Cards or *shudder* the Colts for a LT in early round 2.

On the question of Dillard vs Howard though yes I think overall with the different systems they were in, how rounded their experience at the position is, who their Oline coach would be that Howard was the better choice.
 

steelbtexan

Hall of Fame
First where do you keep getting this about Dillard's family played in the NFL. I looked it up and all I found was that his father played for the Washington St. Cougars from 83-86. So which family member was it?

Second you ignored my question, as usual, and tried to twist it around. Dillard is being coached by Jeff Stoutland, I didn't asked about Jeff Stoutland, in fact I specifically said not the Eagles. I asked which would do better being coached by Devlin. Also did you ever consider that maybe Dillard is getting reps at LT because they feel he needs it more because he does have so much to learn? I mean they drafted a guy with no run block experience after emphasizing how much they wanted to improve their run game this year.
I'm not twisting anything

Give me Dillard.

Better athlete/played against better competition, should be ready faster.

Really easy
 

Lucky

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Staff member
An additional interesting observation I came across in some of Dillard's evaluations...........Dillard does not have a strong anchor. This is concerning in a traditional NFL formation setting. This is something that is much more forgiving when the LT in an Air Raid offense is alread spread out so wide, where the rusher is virtually "gently" guided to the outside. In the traditional NFL spacing of the OL (in close, compact), it is mandatory for the LT to be able to set a very strong outside anchor in order to protect the QB by forcing the rusher outside. [For those that are not familiar with the terms "setting the outside anchor," it is when pass setting in a drop back scheme, the LT is asked to drop and firmly anchor their outside foot, thus physically forcing the defender to pass rush to the outside]

Virtually all evaluations of Howard emphasize his strong anchor.
Virtually all evaluations? I looked up one (Zierlein on NFL.com) and it said the opposite on Dillard and Howard. I said to myself I would shutup about this. It's moot, Howard is a Texan. I just don't care for apologizing for Gaine and O'Brien's gamble before we see anything on the field. If it works, they're geniuses, Watson is an All Pro, and the Texans are Super Bowl contenders. But there is no objective reason to assume Howard will be a better LT than Dillard. All evidence points to Dillard.
 

sandman

Brexit Advisor
And for yrs how has the Texans org done?

I want an org to be run like the Eagles and how the Browns/Chiefs are currently being run. BTW, they are most likely going to sign McCoy. You think McCoy would look good on the Texans? Take a chance on Hunt/Trade for OBJ type aggressive moves. Not saying trade for OBJ but be aggressive.
You do realize you have posts all over this MB over the years advocating for the org to be run like the Patriots, the Broncos, the Steelers, the Saints, the Seahawks, the Colts, the Vikings, the Rams, the Eagles, the Chiefs, the Packers, the...
 


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