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  1. Everything Else

    Jump on the soccer bandwagon! Two of the biggest sports I've gotten into outside of football the past few years has been hockey and soccer. I had an absolute blast following Croatia in the world cup and have been watching EPL pretty consistently. It's also hard to top playoff hockey, so hopefully that'll return with a 24 team format if they continue the season.
  2. S Tashaun Gipson released

    I really hope I'm wrong about it. I think it'd be awesome to have them playing together and he could definitely help out.
  3. S Tashaun Gipson released

    I'd be all for it. Justin Reid is more of a single-high safety where as Eric is a box safety. It'd be awesome having them play together, but I don't know if BOB will go for it.
  4. 2020 Official NFL Draft Thread

    Hard pass for me as well. The biggest needs this draft for the Texans was pass rush and secondary. The Packers first picks were QB, RB, and TE. Yes, there are some nice depth pieces in the later rounds, but we're at a point where we don't have the luxury of taking a 1st round backup QB or another RB. No disrespect to the Packers draft, but it doesn't match up with what we need at all.
  5. 2020 Official NFL Draft Thread

    It's not just OTAs, but also the fact that the draft process was pretty much shut down after combine. Pro days, medical re-checks, in-person visits, etc. A lot of the information they rely on just wasn't available which made this draft a little bit more of a crap shoot than normal. I don't blame O'Brien for trading a 7th this year for a 6th next year.
  6. 2020 Official NFL Draft Thread

    Really curious what we got in return for our 7th round trade with the Saints. I thought we had a 6th we traded to New England as well. I guess O'Brien wasn't kidding when he said he didn't think rookies would have as big of an impact this year. We still need a #3 RB, curious if he goes for another veteran RB.There's still quite a few names out there.
  7. Round 4, Pick 141: CB John Reid

    Fastest short shuttle of anyone at the combine and only player to get under 4.0 seconds this year. This guy screams nickel corner and I'm perfectly fine with it. Hargreaves is replaceable.
  8. 2020 Official NFL Draft Thread

    Dane Brugler (who I trust way more than Lance Z), had a 4th-5th round grade on him. It's all about perspective and no two draft boards are the same. He also was Bob McGinn's unsung hero for the entire DB group. UNSUNG HERO John Reid, CB, Penn State: A three-year starter with ball production (seven picks, 37 passes defensed) and modest return ability, Reid lacks size (5-10 ½, 187) but ran 4.46 and had the fastest short shuttle (3.96) at the position. He played outside in base, inside in nickel. “He has great quickness – you can hang your hat on that,” one scout said.
  9. Round 4, Pick 126: OT Charlie Heck

    Very much this. I'd rather have a 4th rounder with potential over Chris Clark.
  10. 2020 Official NFL Draft Thread

    The number or players who's dad or other family member played or coached is inordinately high this year. Michael Pittman Jr, Antoine Winfield Jr, Jon Runyan Jr, Zack Moss, Charlie Heck just to name a few.
  11. 2020 Official NFL Draft Thread

    We gave up pick 136th (4th) and 2 of our 7th rounders (248, 250). We still have 4th, 5th, and 7th. I'm fine with that trade as 7th round compensatory picks would most likely be practice squad guys if anything. With the lack of pro days and private workouts, there won't be much difference between those picks and UDFAs we pick up.
  12. 2020 Official NFL Draft Thread

    Good, I'd rather have two 4th rounders. Ironic that we originally got that 4th round pick from the Dolphins to begin with.
  13. 2020 Official NFL Draft Thread

    Not sure if anyone subscribes to the Athletic, but there's a series from Bob McGinn where a few anonymous scouts rank and give their input on players. Here's what they said about Blacklock (3rd in DT rankings) and Greenard (13th in edge rankings): Ross Blacklock “Dad was a (Harlem) Globetrotter,” said one scout. “Great home life. Best football is ahead of him. He’s got feet, eyes, strength to push the pocket. He can two-gap. Understands how to use his hands. Has a feel for the game. Has quickness and burst. All his is upside. I do see him as a first-rounder.” “Depending on what he weighs, he can do a lot,” another scout said. “He was 310 at one time. He ran 4.9 at 310, same as at 290. It’s hard to find college players on the inside that have legit pass-rush ability. He does. … He’s immature. That shows up in his film, too. When he gets hard coaching from guys that make him grow up and be a man, it’ll show up on the field as well.” “You see some athletic ability,” said a third scout. “Nimble, quick. But a non-explosive guy. He just gets beat up inside. I don’t think he’s very tough or competitive. Just a flash gap-penetrating guy.” Jonathan Greenard "“He is an intense football player,” one scout said. “The guy is a Tasmanian Devil. His motor’s running all the time. What worries me about guys like that is if you step up to the next level and, unless you’re really special, all of that thunder and lightning doesn’t bring any rain. He was pretty much an arc rusher. He made plays.” “He’s combative,” another said. “He plays hard. I like him. [Darrell] Taylor’s got a higher ceiling.”.
  14. Round 3, Pick 90: EDGE Jonathan Greenard

    Solid pick, I'm fine with the pick as it's a definite need. He lead Louisville is sacks, was out all next season, then transferred to Florida and stepped up in a big way against tougher competition. What's crazy is he had ankle issues his senior season and still producer 15.5 TFL and 9.5 sacks. I prefer him over Zuniga, who went earlier in round 3. The effort is there, he just needs to refine his technique. He's aggressive and plays hard, but that can work against him at times. Still, the effort, production, and athletic ability is there. It's up to the coaching staff to help him further his pass rushing ability and develop him further. A solid, reasonable pick at a position of need.
  15. Round 2, Pick 40: DT Ross Blacklock

    This was the correct pick. Not the sexiest pick, but he'll immediately start and help out. Ross will play 3-4 DE and will kick in on passing downs. His versatility is a huge plus as he can play everything from nose tackle to 5 technique. He played mostly the equivalent of a nose tackle for TCU so he wasn't put in favorable positions to pass rush, but his burst, athleticism, and finishing is top notch and will translate well. He gets to learn from JJ and has all the tools to become a top player at the position. I really like this pick and think it makes a ton of sense. Big need, great fit, and he was a borderline round 1 talent. Hopefully we add pass rushing or a DB in round 3.