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3 hours ago, lumberjackchris said:

Ya, that be a tough sell. I haven’t watched much of Bama this year. I’m assuming Andersons getting a ton of attention from opposing defenses 

He’s getting chipped and doubled a bit, yeah. But he’s still playing very well, just a disruptive presence in the backfield. He compares very well to a Von Miller or Myles Garrett if he played in a 34, a disruptive type who makes plays. In a Lovie 43, he’s very similar to a guy like Dwight Freeney or Simeon Rice - he’s a quick twitch athlete who has great football IQ and a feel for the game as it’s happening around him. His size is a concern but he’s got a frame to put on some good muscle; Physically, he looks a lot like Zach Cunningham - lean but thickly built, weight shouldn’t be an issue at this level.

Nick Saban (or someone in his inner circle, I forget who) once said that Anderson is the best player Saban has ever coached. Think about some of the guys who played for Saban over the years … that’s arguably one of the highest compliments a player can receive. 

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2 hours ago, ET80 said:

He’s getting chipped and doubled a bit, yeah. But he’s still playing very well, just a disruptive presence in the backfield. He compares very well to a Von Miller or Myles Garrett if he played in a 34, a disruptive type who makes plays. In a Lovie 43, he’s very similar to a guy like Dwight Freeney or Simeon Rice - he’s a quick twitch athlete who has great football IQ and a feel for the game as it’s happening around him. His size is a concern but he’s got a frame to put on some good muscle; Physically, he looks a lot like Zach Cunningham - lean but thickly built, weight shouldn’t be an issue at this level.

Nick Saban (or someone in his inner circle, I forget who) once said that Anderson is the best player Saban has ever coached. Think about some of the guys who played for Saban over the years … that’s arguably one of the highest compliments a player can receive. 

Texans have so many holes that any pick would be a good pick at the top. QB, Edge, WR, DT all have elite players that will start immediately. 

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1 hour ago, Blaze said:

Texans have so many holes that any pick would be a good pick at the top. QB, Edge, WR, DT all have elite players that will start immediately. 

And the Texans should be able to get two of em. One will have to be QB, but it’s nice to have two bites at the apple like that.

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5 hours ago, lumberjackchris said:

Plus pick 33/34 should be another playmaker 

I actually think this is where you find your C of the future - perhaps trade down from this spot, get a few extra picks and select the C who will anchor the line for a decade.

I get this would be a prime spot for a WR - but I also think a vet WR in the mold of Jakobi Meyers would be better served, a WR with experience to be that crutch for a rookie QB.

Meyers and AJ Green could be nice additions to Nico Collins, John Metchie and whatever WR is drafted (thinking 3rd roundish?)

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On 11/1/2022 at 5:49 PM, Pastor Dillon said:

We 100% have to take a QB at pick 1 if we have it. Otherwise we are punting another season. 

Unless there is a better option at a position of need - specifically, pass rusher. You don’t draft Blake Bortles at 1.1 just because you need a QB, especially if you can draft Von Miller. Even if you end up with Jadevion Clowney, it’s better than Bortles.

Nobody in this class really fits the bill of a guy you’d pick at 1.1, all have flaws that should drop them outside of the top 3: Young has size issues, Levis is very raw with his technique (reminds me of Bortles) Stroud doesn’t have any sort of special attributes you’d require at 1.1, Hooker is going to be 26 next season and everyone else hasn’t done a thing to warrant top 25 discussions, let alone 1.1 talk. Levis will absolutely warrant discussion in that spot after the season, simply because he’s going to look fantastic at the combine and pro days/private workouts. Hooker is probably the best of the group, Young is probably the most explosive of the group in terms of arm talent and Stroud is very low on upside but high on immediate readiness - he’ll never be a top 10 QB but will never be lower than a top 15 QB.

This is a year where the best opportunity for a QB sits in the 8-15 range - which works out well for us, given we’ll have a pick in that range to use for a QB, courtesy of Cleveland. Picking BPA at the higher of the two picks and then selecting a QB with that Cleveland pick (even if it means using additional assets in later rounds or next year) is the best scenario - you get your next QB along with an instant playmaker to go with it. That’s what I would like to see…

…but I’m pretty sure we’ll see Stroud/Young and BPA come draft day. Which isn’t BAD, but not the best; It’s hitting a solid double with two men on that drives in a run… as opposed to a 3R HR into the upper deck that Anderson/QB would be.

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