What the Texans Should Consider Doing With the #1 Pick

An interesting take by Saturday Sports SECtion on why the Texans should trade the pick. Also, y'all should shoot them a twitter follow @SaturdaySection for some great info!

Wrong Andre Johnson, whew...

Andre Johnson severs "himself" and jumps off building.

Does Size Really Matter? article 2

A slightly different take on the size question and where do scouts place hand size when they evaluate a QB.

Does Size Matter? For QBs that is . . .

Article from 2009 but it explains some reasons why size does matter for QBs, As a football novice, I wish he'd been more explicit as to which QBs were tall vs med vs short. But it's still an interesting article that covers the 3 heights over the course of at least 16 games in three years. Maybe someone here on BRB can do one that is more current or more explicit. =D

(Video) How Would Clowney Fit in Texans’ Scheme?

"The NFL Network’s Willie McGinest explained how South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney would fit into new defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel’s defensive scheme. McGinest who played for Crennel in New England shows how Clowney would fit into the "Elephant" role in the defense, the same role McGinest played."

Yet Another Former Texan Signs With Eagles

DeMeco Ryans
Connor Barwin
James Casey
Bryan Braman
Donnie Jones
Roc Carmichael
Jeff Maehl
Andrew Gardner

Maybe Derek Newton is doing exactly what they want him to do?

S Shiloh Keo led a group of 11 Texans who received at least $100,000 in performance-based pay for 2013. He earned $213,028.

— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) March 24, 2014

G Brandon Brooks ($189,531), S D.J. Swearinger ($187,261), OT Derek Newton ($175,774), TE Ryan Griffin ($166,462) got at least $150,000.

— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) March 24, 2014

Bucky Brooks analysis of Teddy Bridgewater

A good analysis of Teddy Bridgewater even after Bridgewater's Pro Day.

Draft Tek Mock Draft accidentally awesome

Draft Tek, a mock draft site that runs off of computer simulation, has been churning out mock drafts to account for free agent signings as they occur. In their latest, the 7-B Mock Draft, the Texans accidentally get an outstanding draft.

Each player is listed along with their Value Score, which is a simple math problem of how many spots below or above their spot on the Big Board were they selected. (Example: the 10th overall player being picked #15 gets a +5; if he was drafted #8, he'd be -2)

1.1 Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina OLB34 +0
2.1 Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M QB +26
3.1 Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt WR +22
4.1 Kadeem Carey, Arizona RB +0
5.1 Marcel Jensen, Fresno St TE +9
6.1 Zack Kerr, Delaware NT(!) +2
7.1 Antone Exum, Virginia Tech CB -6

Sure, we're going in on faith that the injured linemen from last year can step in as redshirt rookies, but aside from that, this is an A+++++ draft. I don't care what you think about JFF, getting him AND Clowney is amazing, and that's coming from someone who is terminally "In Bed For Ted".


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