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Bear in mind that I do NOT watch college football. But I am well-versed in how special a player Bush is. He would have been a safe, concensus pick, but I'm not sure the Texans made a bad choice. Debateable? Sure. Sam Bowie? I seriously doubt it.A good case for Williams here.
Well, here's the thing - if they wanted Williams so durned bad, they could have traded down, still drafted him, paid less for him and gotten additional picks or players.
A lot of people thought Williams was going either 2nd or 4th. (It was clear that the Titans would draft a QB.) So it's not at all clear Houston could have traded down and still got him. Also, by the time the draft rolled around there were enough doubts about everyone that it's not at all clear anyone WOULD have traded with Houston under any circumstances.It'll be a least 9 months before we know if Houston really did something dumb or not. Personally, I think they should have traded the pick months ago when it had a higher perceived value. They don't need a running back, and they don't need a pass rush. They do need to keep their QB from getting sacked more than four times every game. They should have attempted to trade down and do what the Jets did: Draft the best O-linemen available.Of course I'm a total believer in having the offensive line dominate a football game.....
Pick, I agree. The move that made the most sense was to trade down and draft Ferguson, if they didn't want Bush.
Icepick's right. I'm not sure they could have gotten their man if they traded down. It's true Bush is a once-in-a-lifetime talent, but no one player is going to take an expansion team to the SuperBowl. But it probably a lot easier to build a championship defense around a stud DE, than building a championship offense around a receiving RB.
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