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Your memory is way faulty. Kubiak had total authority in 2006. After that the description has been entirely the same throughout - coaches heavily involved in draft evaluations & ranking and then within reason on draft day telling RS to fetch which RS did unless he thought the value was off.I think there is strong evidence of the opposite. Most of your handpicked were draft choices. Pretty sure the way the draft was run was the biggest issue between OB and RS and they were big issues. RS ran the draft and made the choices on the ever changing draft board. Even Kubiak in his humble manner said more than once that he coaches the players but he stayed out of the draft day process. After RS left there was a seismic shift in the Texans draft strategy and draft quotes before the draft with both OB and BG speaking the same language. And not surprisingly but still a work in progress these last two drafts appear to be not only much better but more focused.
This is best illusteared in Duane Brown who was wanted by Gibbs but RS traded back to take him. And JJ Watt where Philips wanted Patrick Peterson. RS thought they would have to trade up and arranged one but PP was picked 1 pick earlier. RS asked the coaches if they wanted Aldon Smith with the trade and they said no...and then took JJ.
Collaborative effort, not a dictatorship.