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[2023 NFL Draft/3-69] Tank Dell, WR, Houston

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by J.R., Apr 28, 2023.

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Do you like the selection of Tank Dell?

Poll closed Apr 27, 2024.
  1. YES

    93.8%
  2. NO

    6.2%
  1. gucci888

    gucci888 Contributing Member

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    I assume much of that is due to having to play your 3rd string QB. In either case, I came across this:

     
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  2. Verbal Christ

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    I would have gone Hyatt.
     
  3. DonnyMost

    DonnyMost be kind. be brave.
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    That tracks. Their MO seems to be lateral and underneath plays that soften defenses as games go on.

    I think our offense will largely follow that blueprint. Stroud can sling it, but he is going to need to be a timing passer first.

    I'm excited about the potential of our offense for the first time in a LONG time.

    If we can get a TE that can contribute I'll be over the moon.
     
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  4. Jose Cuervo

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    We traditionally have been disappointed drafting this kind of player. Hopefully this one works out.
     
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  5. Madmanmetz

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    Tank blows up all over the field. He checks every box but one, size. There have been plenty of undersize wide receivers have amazing careers. You guys are about to witness the new fan favorite. The fact that he wanted to be here makes me happier even more as a Texan fan. I get a slight Earnest Givens vive with him.
     
  6. zeeshan2

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    Hopefully Tank will be our TY HIlton and can return the favor for us and TORCH the AFC South!

    I do wonder though if Tank wins a starting job will Demeco still let him return kicks?

    Plus since Metchie and Tank both play primarily from the slot who goes outside?
    Tank I would guess.
     
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  8. Fulgore

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    Jaylen Waddle 2.0
     
  9. DonnyMost

    DonnyMost be kind. be brave.
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    We've rarely drafted 'this kind of player' before (an undersized, hyper-productive slot receiver and special teamer).

    The closest analogs are...

    KeShawn Martin - never broke 800 yards in college, 10 career TDs, almost exclusively special teams in the NFL
    Keekee Coutee - one monster year at TTU, looked to be coming online late in year 3 but was always plagued by injuries only managing 8 starts over his final 2 seasons
     
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  10. Bobbythegreat

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    And that's the thing, it has to be a uniquely uncommon talent for a player of his stature to be drafted, that's why it's hard to find comparisons.

    You could say the same about the midget QB that went first overall.
     
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  11. justtxyank

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    the kubiak offense rarely took deep shots and San Fran doesn’t either
     
  12. justtxyank

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    tank will be an outlier if he’s successful for sure. He’s similar to Wes welker height but not sure on weight
     
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  13. Bobbythegreat

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    Tank is coming in an inch shorter and 20 pounds lighter than Welker. That said, Tank is a LOT quicker, and a lot more athletic than Welker....but they have the same kind of role on the field. That's exactly how I think Tank needs to be used.....well, how the Patriots used him, not as a kicker like Miami did.
     
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  14. DonnyMost

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    Also true. WRs that short and slight of build just don't go early that often.

    In the last 10 years these are all that come close:

    2013
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tavon_Austin (Rd 1 pick 8)

    -gigantic gap here for some reason-

    2019
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marquise_Brown (Rd 1 pick 25)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Isabella (Rd 2 pick 62)

    2020
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K._J._Hamler (Rd 2 pick 46)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amari_Rodgers (rd 4 pick 85)

    2021
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rondale_Moore (Rd 2 pick 49)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D'Wayne_Eskridge (rd 2 pick 56)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tutu_Atwell (rd 2 pick 57)

    2022
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wan'Dale_Robinson (rd 2 pick 43)

    And literally every single one of these dudes is bigger than Tank (5'8" 165lbs) in both height (all between 5'9" and 5'10") and weight (all between 170-210lbs).
     
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  15. Jose Cuervo

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    Coutee is the one I was thinking of. Like I said I hope he works out. He is going to have to prove it in the NFL.
     
    #75 Jose Cuervo, Apr 29, 2023
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  16. red5rocket

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    Trindon Holiday comes to mind but I’m hoping Tank is a lot better.
     
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  17. J.R.

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    How does he compare to Texans legend™ Trindon Holliday? [​IMG]

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  18. desihooper

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    I seem to recall a lot of play action, reverse bootleg action where Schaub would come out the backside, load up, and heave it downfield for AJ80 to fair catch :p
     
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  19. Bobbythegreat

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    Tank is larger, quicker, and overall more athletic than Trindon Holliday, he also is an infinitely superior route runner than Holliday.

    Holliday has more straight line speed though.
     
  20. TEXNIFICENT

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    Hyatt is a one trick pony. He can only run one route. But I’ve got admit, it’s a helluva trick!
     
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