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If you could select any 22 offensive players from our franchise’s history to put on the same team at the same time, which players would make the cut?

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It’s the offseason, which means we’re discussing things like our franchise’s all-time greats and whatnot. For an organization that isn’t terribly old and struggled mightily in our first decade of existence, we can boast that we have managed to fill out half a roster of some quality players.

Over at the mothership, Drew Dougherty and John Harris did just that, and their lists are sure to stoke some controversy among the Texans’ fanbase.

Their compiled list is below:

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PICK (TEAM) PLAYER YEARS AS A TEXAN
PICK (TEAM) PLAYER YEARS AS A TEXAN
1 (DD) QB Deshaun Watson 2017-Current
2 (JH) OL Duane Brown 2008-2017
3 (DD) WR Andre Johnson 2003-2014
4 (JH) WR DeAndre Hopkins 2013-Current
5 (DD) OL Eric Winston 2006-2011
6 (JH) RB Arian Foster 2009-2015
7 (DD) OL Chris Myers 2006-2014
8 (JH)  OL Chester Pitts 2002-2009
9 (DD) OL Wade Smith 2010-2013
10 (JH) TE Owen Daniels 2006-2013
11 (DD)  OL Mike Brisiel 2007-2011
12 (JH) OL Derek Newton 2011-Current
13 (DD) OL Brandon Brooks 2012-2015
14 (JH) WR Kevin Walter 2006-2012
15 (DD) WR Will Fuller 2016-Current
16 (JH) FLEX/RB Steve Slaton 2008-2011
17 (DD)  RB Domanick Davis/Williams 2003-2006
18 (JH) OL Ben Jones 2012-2015
19 (DD) TE Joel Dreessen 2001-2011
20 (JH) C Nick Martin 2016-Current
21 (DD)  FLEX/TE Ryan Griffin 2013-Current
22 (JH) QB Matt Schaub 2007-2013

For this exercise, each list was restricted to one quarterback, one running back, two wide receivers, one tight end, one flex/skill position player, and five offensive linemen.

Drew acknowledges that fans will disagree with some of their decisions, but urges readers to listen to the accompanying podcast to understand the reasoning behind the selections made.

DOUGHERTY’S ULTIMATE 11 OFFENSE:

POSITION (pick) PLAYER

QB (1) Deshaun Watson

RB (9) Domanick Davis/Williams

WR (2) Andre Johnson

TE (10) Joel Dreessen

LT (5) Wade Smith

LG (7) Brandon Brooks

C (4) Chris Myers

RG (6) Mike Brisiel

RT (3) Eric Winston

FLEX/TE (11) Ryan Griffin

WR (8) Will Fuller V

HARRIS’ ULTIMATE 11 OFFENSE:

POSITION (pick) PLAYER

QB (11) Matt Schaub

RB (3) Arian Foster

WR (2) DeAndre Hopkins

LT (1) Duane Brown

LG (4) Chester Pitts

C (10) Nick Martin

RG (9) Ben Jones

RT (6) Derek Newton

TE (5) Owen Daniels

FLEX (8) Steve Slaton

WR (7) Kevin Walter

So, BRBers, what do you think about their respective lists? What would your list look like? Are there any players missing? Any that are on the list that clearly don’t belong there?