So here we are again, with another pick on the books, and the Texans decided to take...
Jeoffrey Pagan (DE - Alabama)
Like Tom Savage, this is a developmental pick. Pagan only started for one year at Alabama and didn't distinguish himself much in his time there.
Here's a quick description of his skill set as provided by NFL.com
STRENGTHS Good size. Can occupy blocks and squeeze running lanes. Strong hands to press and tug free. Can push the pocket. Heavy tackler. Played multiple techniques in a pro-style, hybrid defensive scheme.
WEAKNESSES Thick, tight hips -- cannot work the edges. Gets blown off the ball by double teams. Needs to play with better extension, refine his hand use, develop counters and quicken his shed timing. Heavy-legged when required to redirect. Limited pass-rush value. Only a one-year starter. Average production -- did not make splash plays.
In all likelihood, Pagan, if he develops, can become a good 5-tech for the Texans. Make no mistake, he has a lot of work to do before he'll make any kind of substantial contribution to the team.
Personally, I don't like the pick. I understand this is the time in the draft where you go after developmental players and that Pagan has got a lot of versatility in positio. But there just doesn't seem to be anything special about him based on what I've seen.
Tell us what you think, Texans fans. Like the pick? Confused by it? Get your thoughts out there.