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D.J. Reader - Texans 5th round pick, 166th overall

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by J.R., Apr 30, 2016.

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Do you agree with this pick?

Poll closed Sep 1, 2016.
  1. YES

    95.2%
  2. NO

    4.8%
  1. zeeshan2

    zeeshan2 Member

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Wrote this about newest Texan D.J. Reader in my Senior Bowl observations back in January <a href="https://t.co/gGQlHkTUbv">pic.twitter.com/gGQlHkTUbv</a></p>&mdash; John Harris (@jharrisfootball) <a href="https://twitter.com/jharrisfootball/status/726494652682108928">April 30, 2016</a></blockquote>
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  2. zeeshan2

    zeeshan2 Member

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">&quot;He really has the ability to dominate and play at a high level.&quot;-GM Rick Smith on NT D.J. Reader.</p>&mdash; Drew Dougherty (@DoughertyDrew) <a href="https://twitter.com/DoughertyDrew/status/726495805536755712">April 30, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">&quot;I think I'll play nose tackle.&quot;-D.J. Reader when asked about where he'll likely play in NFL. Said he weighs 333 lbs now.</p>&mdash; Drew Dougherty (@DoughertyDrew) <a href="https://twitter.com/DoughertyDrew/status/726493628458127360">April 30, 2016</a></blockquote>
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  3. Junkyard_Dog

    Junkyard_Dog Member

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    NT Lust

    Big boy with a motor! Let's go!
     
  4. zeeshan2

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  5. J.R.

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    CBS Sports: A big, strong run-stuffing off-and-on starter for Clemson. Has a good motor and should be a part of a rotation in Houston. (Grade: B+)

    ESPN: What he brings: At 6-foot-3 and 327 pounds, Reader is an outstanding run-stuffer with the size and strength to clog up the middle and anchor a three or four-man front. While he's not overly explosive, he is a powerful bull-rusher who pushes the pocket. There are a couple of red flags attached to Reader, though, as he left Clemson with the support of the coaching staff to attend to personal issues in August and missed the first six games of the 2015 season. He also needs to keep his weight down. -- Steve Muench

    Rotoworld: Reader (6'3/327) was a rotational tackle before succeeding Grady Jarrett as a senior, managing 1.5 tackles for loss as a nine-game starter. Reader finished the college season at 340 pounds, and weight fluctuation could be an ongoing problem. An old-school nose tackle who did 30 bench-press reps in Indy, Reader is a two-down lineman entirely lacking of pass-rush ability. His upside is a run-stuffing role player.
     
  6. zeeshan2

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    That's first rounder and current Colts center Ryan Kelly, guys. Freaking beast
     
  7. vstexas09

    vstexas09 Contributing Member

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    their*

    top notch journalism
     
  8. conquistador#11

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    can he play centerfield?
     
  9. justtxyank

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    DJ Sabathia
     
  10. awc713

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    couple thoughts:

    1) dont know anything about him, but Clemson has a good history with DLs

    2) absolutely love trading our late picks to move slightly higher iin first couple rounds. I don't see a big drop off in 6/7th round talent and UFA...BOB and co. have so far shown their ability to find and plug in undrafted players, making those latter picks more moveable.
     
  11. deb4rockets

    deb4rockets Contributing Member

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    So do I! I have never been so excited about the upcoming season as I am right now. I hope Clowney can add to my excitement by being the Beast we thought he could be this year.
     
  12. Poloshirtbandit

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    Maybe he can be the Astros new closer.
     
  13. Texanasiafan

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    James Harden is so excited about this pick, a great teammate to hang out with in the next 4 months.
     
  14. Commodore

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    he could probably start for the Astros right now
     
  15. MourningWood

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    And down goes Samaje Perine, 240-pound All-American RB.
     
  16. asianballa23

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    lotta nice reviews and scouting reports... wonder why he felt to the 5th round then?
     
  17. PhiSlamma15

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    Dude is a MONSTER. Watt gotta be doin cartwheels about now
     
  18. Torn n Frayed

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    He played 1st as a Freshman in college, was a top 150 prospect..
     
  19. PhiSlamma15

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    ESPN

    5. Texans buck trend


    The Houston Texans followed what might have been the smartest approach to a draft deep with defensive tackles. They didn't rush to take one, regardless of need.

    Instead, the Texans spent much of this draft accumulating options for new quarterback Brock Osweiler. They selected receivers in the first (Will Fuller) and third (Braxton Miller) rounds, and a running back (Tyler Ervin) in the fourth. Then, with their second selection of the fifth round, they grabbed defensive tackle D.J. Reader.

    Some might argue that the Texans missed out on the strength of this draft by looking elsewhere in the first four rounds. I'd suggest the opposite. They jumped on less-stocked positions when they could and then circled back to the hog mollies later. Intentional or by accident, it made perfect sense.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/p...nly-week-1-qb-starter-and-lots-of-hog-mollies
     
  20. houstonstime

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    I chuckled... sadly.
     

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