Clean prospects so far. Thought the team would have targeted Stroud’s college teammate. A little high based on media rankings but was mentioned as a riser on team draft boards and if we know anything about this draft its that there is variance amongst the evaluations across the board. I hope he holds down the center spot and solidifies the OL!
I’m sure they have their sources. The Schefters of the world. Also probably have the scouts running simulations where they are the GM of different teams and “what would they do” type scenarios.I wonder how GMs get wind that someone else may take their player. Nick must have heard someone ahead was going to get Juice.
Absolutely. Someone is BSing us here. Not sure who - literally know nothing about this guy. Trust your eval people and hope for the best.Funny how one source says he did great at the Shrine bowl and the next says he didn’t. Tells you OL evaluation is very hit and miss. I’ll trust the Shanahan system getting it right.
Agree 100% with the analysis that he is built to play center. He seems like a true Oline Center captain.
Very detailed and balanced evaluation. Potential 8-10 year starter that could have been a bargain in the 4th Round (as the video hints at). Sounds like they were surprised he went so soon. Obviously his medicals must be OK. Anyway, interesting watch.
The Texans favored Scruggs highly on their draft board, and had made their intentions clear early in the evaluation process. Scruggs said he had a couple Zoom calls with newly hired Texans offensive line coach Chris Strausser. They “had a good talk,” Scruggs said, and it was the only communication he’d receive from the Texans until he received the draft call on Friday night.
“He said that he was interested,” Scruggs said of Strausser. “He liked the way I played and (said) if he has a chance, he’s going to take me. It’s just an unreal moment when you actually get that call. I’m just ready to go.”
There was a time when Scruggs didn’t know if he’d ever play football again. Back in 2019, back when he was a redshirt freshman at Penn State, he was flung from his vehicle in a spring break car accident. He suffered a fractured vertebra and a concussion. He was hospitalized for a week. Another week in his bed at home. He spent the 2019 season wearing a back brace and scootering to class, wondering if he’d ever return to the field.
“It went through my head,” Scruggs said. “At the same time, I wasn’t going to let that be the end of my career. I just knew it was going to be a long road, and I was just ready to do whatever I needed to do get back on the field again.”
Now, Scruggs is a formidable force, a lineman with a self-described “nasty” mentality.
I don't know. Wypler and Stromberg were both still on the board and Denver picked a WR and LB with their next 2 picks. And even if the Broncos took Scruggs, the Texans still would have been able to get one of those 2. I get that it's easy to say after the fact, and if Scruggs was their best rated of what was left then so be it. And hell, Wypler is still there. It just doesn't feel like good value there to me. No biggie though.Denver also needed a center, I think they felt they had to jump them
So far the theme of this draft is the Texans are going and grabbing guys theyve specifically targeted.I feel like for OL guys especially it's such an intricate knowledge thing that you just kind of have to trust that OK they know who they wanted and who this guy is.
Absolutely. Going back to FA. They had specific needs they want to fill in the draft based on how FA went and they are going out and getting the guys they targeted to fill those roles.So far the theme of this draft is the Texans are going and grabbing guys theyve specifically targeted.
They arent sitting back and waiting and hoping this guy or that guy is there when they pick. They have identified guys they want and they went and got them.