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[2023 NFL Draft/1-3] Will Anderson Jr., EDGE, Alabama

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by J.R., Apr 27, 2023.

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Do you like the trade up and selection of Will Anderson Jr.?

Poll closed Sep 11, 2023.
  1. YES

    83.1%
  2. NO

    16.9%
  1. RunninRaven

    RunninRaven Contributing Member
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    That's pretty surprising. My guess is teams are not scared of any of our other D-linemen, so they figure their best bet is to double Anderson and take their chances on the others 1-on-1. Greenard has made them pay somewhat and the other guys have stepped up here and there. Definitely shows a lot of respect for Will that teams are doubling him straight out of the gate as a rookie.
     
  2. sealclubber1016

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    Anderson's win rate on pass rush and run stop are both extremely high and he's occupying a ton of double teams.The sacks will come eventually, but he's already having a big impact.

    Getting push on the interior line is likely our big issue in need of addressing.
     
  3. Buck Turgidson

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    Pretty sure I've mentioned this a few times during games
     
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  4. Buck Turgidson

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    Give that guy an interior DL who can wreck stuff and then watch the fun
     
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    The information is definitely appreciated. Sounds like another uber-talented pass rusher (however acquired) would put this defense over the top.

    I wouldn't bother drafting one in the first or second round just yet, as the O- line is of much greater importance since they are tasked with protecting the single most important player employed by the franchise. Slightly less important is acquiring a legitimate game breaking playmaker either at wideout or TE. Heck, it won't be long before a RB will be needed. Shelf life for those guys is short lived.

    Should an elite pass rusher shake free on the open market, however, I'm all in on it.
     
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  7. Icehouse

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    So.....did we make the right call trading for him instead of getting Carter?
     
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    Don’t tell rainingforthrees
     
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  10. conquistador#11

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  11. zeeshan2

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    https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id...-nfl-rookies-ranking-first-years-quarterbacks
     
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  12. conquistador#11

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    I liked this part to'o, see what I did there.

    " Texans linebacker Henry To'oTo'o. Drafted at No. 167 overall, he has stepped right into the middle of DeMeco Ryans' defense, and his instincts against the run and instincts in coverage have continued to stand out each week. He leads all first-year linebackers with 39 tackles and has been among the biggest bright spots of an impressive rookie class. To'oTo'o is known for his football sense and see-read-react ability on the second level, and we're seeing it. "

    Please keep him inside! Perryman rotates, all three.

     
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    All nice but would like to see more sacks
     
  14. raining threes

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    No and I like WA.

    Carter is playing like a young Warren Sapp.
     
  15. blackistan

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    Yup and as a team the defense needs to get to the qb more
     
  16. blackistan

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    Hell naa that dude is a monster
     
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  17. Sooty

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    Now switch teams for both.
     
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  19. conquistador#11

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    Baby Carr threw the pass just when Area-51 had him dead to rights. Twice.
     
  20. gucci888

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    Any video of that hit he had in the 3rd? Heard on the radio but can’t find it anywhere.
     

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