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Old 04-27-2022, 01:20 PM
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Default Official 2022 NFL Draft - Round 1-7 Thread

What a difference a year makes... last year, the draft sucked as the Texans had no early picks. This year, the team is scheduled to pick twice in the first half of the first round. And GM Nick Caserio may have an itchy trigger finger when it comes to moving picks, as most recently demonstrated by his move up to pick #170 in lieu of 6th (183) and 7th (245) round picks back to the Patriots.

Assuming two of these are gone by their pick, who is the Texans' pick at #3? Frequent names mentioned include:

OL Ikem Ekwonu (NC State)
CB Ahmad Gardner (Cincinnati)
DE Aiden Hutchinson (Michigan)
OL Evan Neal (Alabama)
CB Derek Stingley, Jr. (LSU)
DE Kayvon Thibodeaux (Oregon)
DE Travon Walker (Georgia)

At pick #13, Caserio has dropped hints he is very willing to move from here, most likely down but up is a possibility, too.

All the Texans picks (as of this posting):
Round 1 (3)
Round 1 (13)
Round 2 (37)
Round 3 (68)
Round 3 (80)
Round 4 (107)
Round 4 (108)
Round 5 (170)
Round 6 (205)
Round 6 (207)
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Old 04-27-2022, 06:45 PM
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This draft is deep for DE and WRs, and light on blue chip corners and OT,
so if I was GM, I would be selecting either Gardner or Stingley at 3, then taking best offensive tackle at 13.

A huge need for us is a quality center, although 13 is a little rich for Tyler Linderbaum, a trade down from 13 and selecting him in the mid-20s would make a lot of sense.

If we stay put

3. Gardner CB
13. Penning OT
37. Jaquan Brisker S
68. Darion Kinnard IOL
80. Sam Williams DE
107. Pierre Strong RB
108. Velus Jones Jr. WR
170. Damone Clark LB
205. Cole Turner TE
207. Christopher Allen DE

Hope this draft yields quality players.
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Old 04-28-2022, 11:09 AM
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Worth saying this... especially since I was not a huge fan of his out of the gate, but the Davis Mills pick seems to have been even better when viewed in retrospect. Not only is this appearing to be a soft class for elite QB talent, the Texans have in Mills now one who has a full NFL season on his resume. And to boot, he actually flashed some impressive moments down the stretch.

Had Mills been in this 2022 draft, he arguably would have been considered at or very near the top of the class and as a potential first rounder. So if you squint a bit, it's kinda like the Texans have three firsts tonight when you add Mills.
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Old 04-28-2022, 11:18 AM
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Rumors gaining steam today...
The Texans may be looking to move up from #13. Interesting to consider this when paired with their earlier move this week to combine 6th & 7th rounders for pick #170. Taking that pick + one of their 3rds could easily be used with #13 to move up 5-6 picks tonight.

If that move doesn't materialize, then they could look to another move up to bundle a couple mid rounders with their 2nd rounder to move up, potentially as high as the back of the first round. Might be a good reason to stay up late tonight.
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Old 04-28-2022, 12:57 PM
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Looks like the Texans are already on the clock!!



Todd McShay believes that the Jaguars will pick Georgia edge rusher Travon Walker. Whether this is because noted brain genius Trent Baalke still holds a grudge with Jim Harbaugh and refuses to draft Aidan Hutchinson because of it, who can know, but McShay states that Walker will be the first pick in the draft.

Detroit, who holds the second pick, will take the local hero Aidan Hutchinson with their pick.

That means, Texans fans, if McShay is right, and Id like to think he is, the Texans are technically on the clock. And since the team has more holes than my socks, nobody has a real good bead on who the Texans take with the third pick. And thats when the adventure really begins.

https://www.battleredblog.com/platfo...ady-be-decided
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Old 04-28-2022, 07:26 PM
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Texans select CB Derek Stingley, LSU at #3.
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Old 04-28-2022, 07:53 PM
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Anonymous college coach quotes on Stingley from Bruce Feldman of the Athletic:

The kid is uber talented. Hes long as shit. He wasnt physical but theres no question hes talented. Hes an impressive athlete. I think he moves better than the other (top) cornerbacks. Ive heard hes a good kid.

I thought he was a finesse corner. He wasnt violent at the line of scrimmage, but he has great feet and is a real technician, and his ball skills really set him apart. But you wonder: Is the drive or fire there? He had that great freshman year. I dont know whats happened the past two years. Hes got the ability to be really good. I just wonder if hes built for it. It wouldnt surprise me if he gets to the league and he does really well. But if he gets a second contract, is he gonna be the same player?

Hes got those long arms that pretty much touch the grass in his stance. I think hes smoother than a sudden guy. Plays the ball in the air very well. I think he got a little bored at times. When the ball isnt going his way, his technique gets away from him. He did fall off a little bit; maybe that was new scheme, new defense.

Hes almost like a wide receiver playing DB. His ball skills and the way he made plays on the ball are rare. Its one thing for a defensive back to get in position, but his body control and the adjustments he could make in mid-air, this dude is different. He looked like a seasoned vet as a true freshman.
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Old 04-28-2022, 08:15 PM
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Lot of us are old guys in here, might remember his grandfather, Patriots WR Darryl Stingley. The senior Stingley passed away in 2007 and was unfortunately best known for being paralyzed in 1978 during a preseason game hit from Jack Tatum.

If I had to guess, the selection of Stingley was an indication that the team was going to be unsuccessful moving up from #13 and took their guy with the best pick they had.

Lovie needs his CBs to make his defense work. The team previously signed Steven Nelson, so we will see a new secondary this fall. Some depth at the position, too, with Desmond King and Lonnie Johnson returning.
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Old 04-28-2022, 08:32 PM
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Lions just made a huge trade up to #12 and potentially snipe WR Jameson Williams. The Texans response? A trade back from #13 to the Eagles. Getting picks 15, 124, 162, & 166 in return. Lots of ammo for later tonight and/or tomorrow?

Moves and countermoves...
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Old 04-28-2022, 08:45 PM
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Texas A&M OG Kenyon Green selected at #15.
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Old 04-28-2022, 08:56 PM
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He was a pretty good tackle, but hes an outstanding guard. I dont think his feet are good enough to play tackle at a high level, but hes powerful, is very good with his hands and is a road-grader in the run game. He was their most consistent guy up front.

He looked better on film than he did in our game. He understands angles and leverage well. Playing tackle, hes not used to that much space. I thought he was more of a Day 2 guy.

He was really special in 2020. They had a better line then, and sometimes its about whos playing next to you. He has very good awareness seeing twists, recognizing pre-snap movement, seeing it when its coming. His cleats are always in the dirt. I think hes elite. He reminds me of (Bills Pro Bowler) Dion Dawkins.
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Old 04-28-2022, 09:04 PM
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Possum Holler boys take McNeck out behind the butane tank for an ass whoopin.

First and third for a dude in his last contract year lmmfao.
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Old 04-28-2022, 09:17 PM
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So, to recap, the Texans got a guy whose performance after his first collegiate season fell off a cliff and another guy who is considered a second day pick.

That sounds about right. Cant wait to see how many practice steps each of these guys takes once Quasimodo slaps a fitbit on them.
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Old 04-28-2022, 11:06 PM
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Round 1 complete:


Round Pick Overall Team Pick
1 1 1 Jacksonville Jaguars Travon Walker, EDGE, Georgia
1 2 2 Detroit Lions Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan
1 3 3 Houston Texans Derek Stingley Jr., CB, LSU
1 4 4 New York Jets Sauce Gardner, CB, Cincinnati
1 5 5 New York Giants Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE, Oregon
1 6 6 Carolina Panthers Ikem Ekwonu, OT, NC State
1 7 7 New York Giants (from Bears) Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
1 8 8 Atlanta Falcons Drake London, WR, USC
1 9 9 Seattle Seahawks (from Broncos) Charles Cross, OT, Mississippi State
1 10 10 New York Jets (from Seahawks) Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State
1 11 11 New Orleans Saints (from Commanders) Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State
1 12 12 Detroit Lions (from Vikings) Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama
1 13 13 Philadelphia Eagles (from Texans via Browns) Jordan Davis, DT, Georgia
1 14 14 Baltimore Ravens Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame
1 15 15 Houston Texans (from Eagles via Dolphins) Kenyon Green, G, Texas A&M
1 16 16 Washington Commanders (from Saints via Colts via Eagles) Jahan Dotson, WR, Penn State
1 17 17 Los Angeles Chargers Zion Johnson, G, Boton College
1 18 18 Tennessee Titans (from Eagles via Saints) Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas
1 19 19 New Orleans Saints (from Eagles) Trevor Penning, OT, Northern Iowa
1 20 20 Pittsburgh Steelers Kenny Pickett, QB, Pitt
1 21 21 Kansas City Chiefs (from Patriots) Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington
1 22 22 Green Bay Packers (from Raiders) Quay Walker, LB, Georgia
1 23 23 Buffalo Bills (from Ravens via Cardinals) Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida
1 24 24 Dallas Cowboys Tyler Smith, OT, Tulsa
1 25 25 Baltimore Ravens (from Bills) Tyler Linderbaum, C, Iowa
1 26 26 New York Jets (from Titans) Jermaine Johnson, EDGE, Florida State
1 27 27 Jacksonville Jaguars (from Buccaneers) Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah
1 28 28 Green Bay Packers Devonte Wyatt, DT, Georgia
1 29 29 New England Patriots (from Chiefs 49ers via Dolphins) Cole Strange, G, UT-Chattanooga
1 30 30 Kansas City Chiefs George Karlaftis, EDGE, Purdue
1 31 31 Cincinnati Bengals Daxton Hill, S, Michigan
1 32 32 Minnesota Vikings (from Lions via Rams) Lewis Cine, S, Georgia
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Old 04-28-2022, 11:10 PM
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Lots of ammo for later tonight and/or tomorrow?
Remaining picks after Day 1:
Round 2 (37)
Round 3 (68)
Round 3 (80)
Round 4 (107)
Round 4 (108)
Round 4 (124)
Round 5 (162)
Round 5 (166)
Round 5 (170)
Round 6 (205)
Round 6 (207)

Imo, there is no way the Texans make all these selections. They either bundle some Day 3 picks to move up in either/both the 2nd & 3rd rounds or they kick some picks to 2023 (where, granted, they already have a lot of picks next year, too).
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Old 04-29-2022, 06:40 PM
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Texans select Baylor SS Jalen Pitre from Baylor... kinda love this pick.

Though it seems possible the Jets sniped them by trading up to 36 to select RB Breece Hall. Kinda glad they did if that's the case. RBs can be had later, and the Texans have plenty of ammo to move up for the one they want.

Pitre ought to be player. Big secondary upgrade.
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Old 04-29-2022, 07:05 PM
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And there it is... the Texans trade up to #44 to select Alabama WR John Metchie.

Browns take 68, 108, & 124 off their hands.
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Old 04-29-2022, 07:19 PM
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Seven remaining picks:

Round 3 (80)
Round 4 (107)
Round 5 (162)
Round 5 (166)
Round 5 (170)
Round 6 (205)
Round 6 (207)

Cost them a pair of 4ths to move up 24 picks from the 3rd to the 2nd round. Glad they bundled... might've been nice to pair a 5th with that 4th though.

chuck will love this... Metchie is recovering from a torn ACL in the SEC championship game in December, and it is uncertain he will be healed in time for training camp, but things sounds optimistic with his recovery thus far.
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Old 04-29-2022, 07:26 PM
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You know what, in general Im very pro Alabama WRs, very pro most any Alabama player who plays something other than quarterback, actually. And since were in no particular hurry around here, who cares? That other guys not going to play at all this year and someone traded up for him, too.

Im just hoping with the third round pick they can snag that punter. That would be amazing.
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Old 04-29-2022, 07:31 PM
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Seven remaining picks:

Round 3 (80)
Round 4 (107)
Round 5 (162)
Round 5 (166)
Round 5 (170)
Round 6 (205)
Round 6 (207)

Cost them a pair of 4ths to move up 24 picks from the 3rd to the 2nd round. Glad they bundled... might've been nice to pair a 5th with that 4th though.

chuck will love this... Metchie is recovering from a torn ACL in the SEC championship game in December, and it is uncertain he will be healed in time for training camp, but things sounds optimistic with his recovery thus far.
So, one more pick tonight (#80) unless they put together another bundle....

So far, two picks on offense, two picks for the defense.

Have no idea what they do with the round 5's and round 6's. If they keep them all, surely a couple will hit, eh?
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