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Ezekiel Elliot

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by Snow Villiers, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. Snow Villiers

    Snow Villiers Member

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    With Foster being done. Let's draft that young man with our 1st round pick. Get a QB in the second. Sign a veteran QB in the offseason (Brees).
     
  2. Two Sandwiches

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    In my dream scenario, James Conner comes out. We pick a quarterback in the first, best defensive player available in the second, Conner in the third, and find a steal of a tight end in the fourth.


    There's four opening day starters right there.



    I don't think Conner comes out though.


    And I can't imagine drafting a running back in the first when you need a quarterback. If you need both, you have to take the more scarce option first. Impact backs can be found in later rounds.
     
  3. Cannonball

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    You're more likely to find a franchise QB in the 1st and a franchise RB in the 2nd (or later) than vice versa. Look at the top rushers so far this year.

    Matt Forte - 2nd round
    Devonta Freeman - 4th round
    Carlos Hyde - 2nd round
    Chris Ivory - undrafted
    Justin Forsett - 7th round

    Too small a sample size? Look at last year.
    Demarco Murray - 3rd round
    Le'Veon Bell - 2nd round
    LeSean McCoy - 2nd round
    Marshawn Lynch -1st round
    Arian Foster - undrafted
    Eddie Lacy - 2nd round

    Marshawn Lynch is the lone exception on that list.

    In general, not a lot of RBs go in the first anymore. Only 2 have gone in the first round in the last 3 drafts. If you want a top QB prospect, you almost need to get them in the first round. If you want a top RB prospect, you can usually wait until the 2nd.

    But what might be more important than the RB is the OLine. Ours is trash right now. Arian actually looked OK to me but the OL has been getting pushed back and the holes aren't there. I don't care who you put behind our OLine right now, they're not going to run effectively. I'd be more inclined to go into next year with Blue as the main back and spend our 2nd rounder on an OLineman.
     
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  4. Nimo

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    How is Gordon doing in San Diego?
     
  5. J Sizzle

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    I agree. We definitely need a running back to take the pressure off our QB who will inevitably suck anyway.
     
  6. Nimo

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    Cook/Goff/Lynch will probably all go in the first round to Buffalo, Washington, NYJ, SF, Houston, Chicago, and Cleveland. The Texans need to grab theirs as soon as they can.
     
  7. Snow Villiers

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    1. Goff
    2. Cook
    3. Lynch

    Would be my preferred choices in that order.
     
  8. showa13

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    I'm biased, so I think we should maneuver ourselves for Fournette, but that's just my biased opinion :D
     
  9. Nimo

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    So you want them to tank NEXT season to get Fournette in 2017???
     
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    That was mostly sarcasm, but no I don't want us to tank next season.
     
  11. Nimo

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    My bad.
     
  12. showa13

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    It's all good, if we're in the same boat next year though...that's a depressing thought
     
  13. Harden2Capela

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    buffalo has their qb with tyrod taylor, he's ranked the 5th best qb in the nfl by profootballfocus
     
  14. Nimo

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    See how the season plays out. That team might implode.
     
  15. SmoothOperator

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    Instead of wasting a pick on a first round running back, maybe they can go blast from the past?

    Kijana Carter only has 395 career attempts. He's a first round talent with miles left in the tank...
     
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    is the Niners don't want Kaepernick, I'll take him bad season and all
     
  17. Sooty

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    How's Todd Gurley going in St Louis?
     
  18. ipaman

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    Wasting a 1st on a RB?!?!?!
     

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