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Xavier Su'a-Filo - Texans' second round (#33 overall) pick

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by Clutch, May 9, 2014.

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Do you agree with this draft pick?

  1. YES

    156 vote(s)
    90.2%
  2. NO

    17 vote(s)
    9.8%
  1. justtxyank

    justtxyank Contributing Member

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    It's not. ZBS is completely misunderstood . The Texans will be running a modified version of the ZBS like many other teams in the league, including New England.
     
  2. Mashing

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    Never a bad idea to build up the trenches. Football games are won in the trenches. We do gotta come away with a QB before the end of the night though.
     
  3. crab snappa

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    Great. We got a guard to protect Fitzpatrick. It's like buying a really good safe and then taking a **** in it.
     
  4. Bobbythegreat

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    Yeah picking a QB without a sufficient line to protect him worked out really well the first time......SMH some fans never learn.
     
  5. tmacfor35

    tmacfor35 Contributing Member

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    Remember when we had a good line?

    Schaub was a good QB.
     
  6. ric_flair

    ric_flair Member

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    AMEN!!!! You can never win with these guys.
     
  7. Spacemoth

    Spacemoth Contributing Member

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    The other thing I love about this pick is that it will allow us to finally cut Keo. League-mandated Polynesian quota fulfilled.
     
  8. clutch citizen

    clutch citizen Contributing Member

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    Samoan? Always a good thing
     
  9. Rocketman95

    Rocketman95 Hangout Boy

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    What's a n***a gonna do, amirite?
     
  10. Stack24

    Stack24 Contributing Member

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    I think they filled a need and did a good job of it with one of the top players at the position. You can't always have a sexy pick. Sometimes you need people that will jump right in and start day one and do the dirty work.

    I think he is that guy and we have 2 starters already.
     
  11. desihooper

    desihooper Contributing Member
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    Well, by that metric, Kareem Jackson was a Day 1 starter. This guy is a legit prospect who can be expected to start (and contribute) from Day 1.

    We've got a ton of holes, and Smith/O'Brien need to come out of this draft with at least 4 starters. So far, so good.

    I think we have most of our starters on defense (could still use a MLB, DE, and nickle corner):
    Jackson-Swearinger-Clemons-JJoe
    Clowney-ILB (Brooks?)-Cushing-Mercilus
    DE-Powe/Mathews-Watt

    Offense:
    OL: Brown/Su'a-Filo/Myers/Brooks/Newton or Williams
    Backs and Receivers: Johnson/Hopkins/Graham/Foster/FB or WR
    QB: Fitz or Keenum

    So still a couple of more holes to fill + some much-needed depth.
     
  12. AkeemTheDreem86

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    Kareem Jackson was a day one starter, just not a very good one.

    This should be an interesting few hours. I'd like to see us move up and get two more picks on the night.
     
  13. BasketballReasons

    BasketballReasons Contributing Member

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    **** yeah Samoa!

    Saw a documentary on Samoan NFL players and how they are brought up, they are ****ing crazy! Practice barefoot on concrete field.

    Dude looks to have a high motor which is an extremely awesome attribute.
     
  14. desihooper

    desihooper Contributing Member
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    Yes, but in name only. He wasn't ready...
     
  15. Cannonball

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    Fixed.
     
  16. zeeshan2

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    People love this pick for us:

    GREAT pick with Su’a-Filo. My top rated guard on the board. He’s powerful, mean and has very good feet.

    — Lance Zierlein (@LanceZierlein) May 9, 2014

    Su’a-Filo is a total boss. The best pure guard in this class. Pear shaped, but so agile. Aggressive. #Texans.

    — Josh Norris (@JoshNorris) May 9, 2014

    Xavier Su’a-Filo had a top 15 grade for us. Instant starter, great value.

    — Dan Kadar (@MockingTheDraft) May 9, 2014

    Su’a-Filo Won the Morris Trophy, which is given to the most outstanding offensive lineman in the Pac-12. #texans

    — James Palmer (@JPalmerCSN) May 9, 2014

    Su’a-Filo is a stud. He’s buries guys. Extreme power and leverage.

    — NFL Philosophy (@NFLosophy) May 9, 2014

    Su’a-Filo is a stud. He’s buries guys. Extreme power and leverage.

    — NFL Philosophy (@NFLosophy) May 9, 2014

    Love the HOU pick of Xavier Su’a Filo..nasty dude!

    — Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) May 9, 2014
     
  17. primtim24

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  18. Rocket River

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    I'm sold

    Rocket River
     
  19. Drew_Le

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    It's so nice that we're not picking light, "quick", zone-blocking-only guys anymore that get blown backward when we play big D-lines. It'll be nice to be able to play smash-mouth football for the first time ever!
     
  20. Win

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    Love the pick - Great to see the OL get priority!
     

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