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2012 Draft Perception


This post is just for offseason conversational purposes. Now that the draft is over and free agency has died down I wanted to ask the community a question about our 2012 draft. I have become increasingly infatuated with the draft over the past few years and have spent a lot of hours watching tape/reading up on the last few draft classes. However, no matter how long I spend researching the prospects, the draft is always full of curveballs that no one saw coming and mock drafts are typically torn up within the first 10 picks.

This year's draft was no different and as some of the Texans picks were announced I thought to myself "huh?". This is not saying that I am unhappy with the positions targeted or even the player in some cases, only that they were in an order I did not expect. Which brings me to the topic of discussion: the perception of the 2012 draft. If i came to you before the draft and told you these were going to be the Texans selections, would you be happy?

1(26) Whitney Mercilus DE Illinois

3(5) DeVier Posey WR Ohio St

3(13) Brandon Brooks OG Miami

4(4) Ben Jones C Georgia

4(26) Keshawn Martin WR Mich St

4(31) Jared Crick DT Nebraska

5(26) Randy Bullock K TAMU

6(25) Nick Mondek OT Purdue

UDFAs- Case Keenum QB, Dwight Jones WR

And I am sure most of you would say "Yes, we got what we needed, but I'm not jumping up and down in glee.", and I would tend to agree. However, I just started to wonder if the players acquired were moved to a different round, would it change the perception of the draft? In other words, would you feel different if I came to you before the draft and told you THIS is the draft of the Texans?

1(26) Whitney Mercilus DE Illinois

3(5) Jared Crick DT Nebraska

3(13) Brandon Brooks OG Miami

4(4) Dwight Jones WR

4(26) Ben Jones C Georgia

4(31) DeVier Posey WR Ohio St

5(26) Keshawn Martin WR Mich St

6(25) Randy Bullock K TAMU

UDFAs- Case Keenum QB, Nick Mondek OT Purdue

Same players, only drafted in a different order that would have been closer to the general consensus of player value pre-draft. Would Posey seem like a huge value pick in this instance? Would Dwight Jones seem like a reach or a steal here? (Remember this is before the draft, so you do not know that he goes undrafted) Just thought it would be fun to kick around while we meander through the offseason. Go TEXANS!!

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