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NY Jay 05 01-02-2006 12:16 AM

NFL Draft 2006
 
Just use this to discuss anything that goes on involving the 2006 NFL Draft.

So to start off, what do you think the Texans should do with their number 1 pick? I honestly think their problems run far deeper then a running back, and that it wouldn't be worth it to take Reggie Bush. But is it realistic to use the first pick on an offensive lineman?

blackdogsong 01-02-2006 02:05 PM

that depends on if the Texans believe Reggie Bush is the next great running back. if they believe that you can't trade the pick away. if they don't then sure, trade the pick away.

the O-line could always be fixed via free agency. The Eagle's Jon Runyan name comes to mind.

Lienart looks to be headed to the Saints, which is a nice fit w/ Stallworth and Horn to throw to. along with Deuce McAllister coming back off knee surgery in the backfield that offense should shape up very nicely.

doublee 01-02-2006 03:49 PM

Except that Runyan is a RT and they need to find a LT to protect Carr's blindside.

Jimmy Johnson had it right the Texans can probably get three or four picks for the rights to Bush if he comes out and they should look at trading down.

Leinart is likely going to the Saints. Aaron Brooks sealed his fate a few weeks ago with his rant against the league and the organization.

Thus far Devin Hester and Laurence Maroney have declared for the draft and it is being reported that Mario Williams is coming out as well.

blackdogsong 01-02-2006 04:48 PM

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Except that Runyan is a RT and they need to find a LT to protect Carr's blindside.
that's assuming Carr will be back next season. anyone added to that line would help the Texans. Runyan is a solid vet who can each anyone on the O-line something about playing the position.

i don't know if I would trade down. Reggie Bush has a freakish package of skills. but the Texans should get some very tempting offers that will be hard to pass up.

doublee 01-02-2006 05:23 PM

Well, Houston's owner has gone on record as saying Carr will be back next year. So, take it for what it is worth. I don't know that there are any better options out there unless they decide to take Leinart or Young if he comes out. The thing is for Houston is that RB is not necessarily a need position and they just invested a bunch of money in Domanick Davis before this season as it is. Offensive line is the most glaring weakness and the front seven on defense really lacks anyone that strikes fear in opposing teams.

Billy D 01-02-2006 08:26 PM

Projected Top 10 picks:

1. Texans: Reggie Bush RB
2. Saints: Matt Leinart QB
3. Titans: DBrickshaw Ferguson T
4. Jets: Vince Young QB
5. Packers: Rodrique Wright DT (Grady Jackson insurance)
6. Raiders: Jason Allen S, UTenn (best 40 time is all that matters to Norv/Al)
7. 49ers: Matthias Kiwenuka DE, BC
8. Bills: Jay Cutler QB
9. Lions: Sinorice Moss WR (Lions adopt the Houston Oilers spread)
10. Cardinals: AJ Hawk OLB

doublee 01-02-2006 08:50 PM

If the Pack go DT they will likely trade down. I'd say going after a potential shutdown corner in Jimmy Williams is a more likely possibility. There really are not any dominating DTs being projected for this year's draft.

Jason Allen? I doubt anyone sees him as a top ten pick. If the Raiders go defense it will probably be someone for the front seven their run defense is atrocious this year and there is a ton of quality front seven talent at the top of the draft.

Mario Williams will be the top pass rusher taken in the draft. Everyone is comparing him to Julius Peppers and Jevon Kearse and is just an athletic freak coming off the corner.

Lions will go defense in the first round and I doubt that Sinorice Moss goes before Derek Hagan as the top wide out. Hagan has the size that pro teams like in their primary recievers and Moss is on the smallish side.

NY Jay 05 01-02-2006 09:19 PM

I thought Vince Young was staying at Texas? But hey, I would welcome him to the Jets.

doublee 01-02-2006 09:46 PM

Yeah, Young has maintained all along that he is coming back but it may be awfully hard for him to stay if the league tells him he is a lock to go in the top five. Plus, don't they all say they are staying another year only to up and leave for the pros?

190 Octane 01-02-2006 11:35 PM

Maybe it's one of those instances wherein he'll stay if USC wins, but if he gets the ring, he'll take off?

Anthony 01-02-2006 11:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Billy D
Projected Top 10 picks:

1. Texans: Reggie Bush RB
2. Saints: Matt Leinart QB
3. Titans: DBrickshaw Ferguson T
4. Jets: Vince Young QB
5. Packers: Rodrique Wright DT (Grady Jackson insurance)
6. Raiders: Jason Allen S, UTenn (best 40 time is all that matters to Norv/Al)
7. 49ers: Matthias Kiwenuka DE, BC
8. Bills: Jay Cutler QB
9. Lions: Sinorice Moss WR (Lions adopt the Houston Oilers spread)
10. Cardinals: AJ Hawk OLB


Sinorice Moss the first WR selected, ahead of Santonio Holmes (Ohio State)?

That's interesting.

doublee 01-02-2006 11:59 PM

That is assuming Holmes comes out. I think Hagan may have the slight edge over Holmes due to be being a bit more of a consistent player and having a bigger body.

doublee 01-03-2006 12:12 AM

Okay, apparently Holmes is going pro...

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/bowls0...ory?id=2278409

Pimpbot 01-03-2006 12:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Billy D
Projected Top 10 picks:)
10. Cardinals: AJ Hawk OLB

Look for the Cards to pick up an O lineman or RB, rather than a Linebacker. They had the worst rushing attack in the league this year and were not that far off having the worst average rushing yards per game in the history of the NFL.

Anthony 01-03-2006 02:07 AM

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Originally Posted by doublee
That is assuming Holmes comes out. I think Hagan may have the slight edge over Holmes due to be being a bit more of a consistent player and having a bigger body.


But Hagan's strictly a possession guy (4.55 in the 40) while Holmes is a certified burner (4.30-4.35) - and indeed I have yet to hear anyone suggest that Hagan will be a first-rounder at all, or even be the second wide receiver selected (most tab Martin Nance from Miami of Ohio for that).


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