Top 10 Texans Draft Busts - #7: Antwaun Molden


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Does anybody remember our pass defense last year?  Or have you gone to a doctor to have those memories erased?  Before you jump, take a gander at Antwaun Molden's scouting report and see how dead-on accurate it turned out to be.

Much like drafting the sixth tight end for your roster, drafting a cornerback who can't actually cover is a bad thing.  So, this alleged cornerback has a grand total of 35 (!!!) defensive snaps over three years, garnering a whopping total of two tackles in those snaps.  Considering he has 28 combined tackles in his career, this means 26 of these came on special teams.  You can't spend a 3rd Round pick on a not-so-special special teams player.

Worst of all, while our defensive backs were melting down like a stick of butter on I-10 last year, Molden was nowhere to be found.  And if Molden couldn't break into the secondary last year, into one of the worst secondaries in NFL history, is there any reason to believe he justifies his 3rd Round pick status?

There's been a lot of discussion as to what qualifies as a bust.  Antwaun Molden is a bust.

Next three picks after Molden: Bryan Smith, Philadelphia Eagles; Early Doucet, Arizona Cardinals, DaJuan Morgan, Kansas City Chiefs.  The 3rd and 4th rounds were incredibly productive in the draft.

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