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Texans Select TCU DT Ross Blacklock with 40th pick of 2020 NFL Draft

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by Fulgore, Apr 24, 2020.

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Do you like the selection of Ross Blacklock

  1. Yes

    82 vote(s)
    93.2%
  2. No

    6 vote(s)
    6.8%
  1. zeeshan2

    zeeshan2 Member

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    Would’ve liked him back but another good player that BOB couldn’t get along with
     
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  3. Fantasma Negro

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    Your welcome lol
     
  4. javal_lon

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    He'll perform well in spurts this year.. Then will be in Bootychin's doghouse for the next 3 years.. Guaranteed
     
  5. Hank McDowell

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    This was the right move. No complaints, it was a good pick.
     
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  6. Ottomaton

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    Trend from last few years is biggest/strongest/fastest at the expense of most polished and that continues.
     
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    Just from the 5 minutes of research I did making me a draft guru, it sounds like he is better served playing as a 3-4 DE than a nose in that front. I wonder if thats how they plan to use him with Charles as part of the rotation. I was hoping for Epenesa or even Baun but cant hate this pick. BoB must feel really confident with the Whit/Scarlett/Martin/Duke combo on the outside
     
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    Would’ve liked Marlon Davidson but fine with the pick.
     
  10. Colt45

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    TCU co/worker absolutely raves about him. Hoped Arlington would trade down and picked him.
     
  11. bcast89

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    Damn, good pick by Cleveland

    (Wrong thread, my bad)
     
  12. htownbball

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    Need LB Terrell Lewis in the 3rd now
     
  13. Mr.Pringles

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    There’s no way Texans can afford the 50+ million he got.
     
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    https://www.pff.com/news/draft-pffs-live-analysis-of-the-2020-nfl-draft

    PICK 40: HOUSTON TEXANS (VIA ARIZONA CARDINALS) — DI ROSS BLACKLOCK, TCU
    Cornerback would have been a far better route to go, but Houston did have a need on the interior defensive line, and Ross Blacklock is a good person to fill it. He’s one of the more athletic interior defenders in the class, but the lack of pass-rush moves is a bit of a concern. Blacklock may not be an immediate impact player in the NFL, but he can sure develop his pass-rushing over time with his elite agility and explosiveness.

    https://www.espn.com/nfl/draft/rounds#pick-40

    Pre-Draft Analysis
    Blacklock is a taller, leaner defensive tackle with below-average length and solid top-end speed. He's an outstanding run defender with the strength to stack and shed blockers one-on-one in addition to the quick hands and feet to disrupt plays in the backfield. Blacklock is more of a threat to get to the quarterback than his sack numbers would suggest, and he has the potential to develop into a productive interior pass-rusher at the next level. -- Steve Muench

    Post-Draft Analysis
    Blacklock fills a need on the Texans' defensive front after losing D.J. Reader in free agency. In 2019, Houston allowed 3.2 yards per rush before first contact, third worst in the league. Blacklock has the athletic traits, technique and lateral movement skills to develop into an interior disruptor in the NFL with pass-rush upside. -- Matt Bowen

    https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/draft-tracker/

    Crazy first-step quickness. True penetrating DT. Some hand use but must improve there and in the strength department. Much-needed addition on the interior of the defensive line. (Chris Trapasso) A-
     
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  15. red5rocket

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    I don’t care about the money. Didn’t mention that at all. I just said I would’ve liked him back smh
     
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    Man, how many guys from the greater Houston area have been drafted so far.
     
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    Personel wise, texans' look more like a 4-3 team in the front 7, give or take an LB or maybe a Wade Phillips 3-4.
     
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    Gotta be at least 7 or 8 now right?
     
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  19. EddieWasSnubbed

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    At least 8. If not more.


    At least we didn't trade up for Blacklock. Like I said yesterday, I think he was our trade up target.
     
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  20. conquistador#11

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    Not feeling the pick, first time in years but I hope he eats, clogs and flushes the pocket.
     
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