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this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; I know that draft grades are pretty much nonsense for a few years as you need to see how it works out BUT Talk about a scathing grading Walter Football Houston Texans: F Grade Goals Entering the 2019 NFL Draft: ...

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Old 04-28-2019, 04:40 PM   #1
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Texans Draft Grades

I know that draft grades are pretty much nonsense for a few years as you need to see how it works out

BUT

Talk about a scathing grading

Walter Football

Houston Texans: F Grade

Goals Entering the 2019 NFL Draft: The Texans have one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL. They may actually have the worst blocking unit in the league if whatever abomination the Dolphins have is excluded. This must change, as Deshaun Watson will suffer more brutal hits if the blocking doesn't improve. Elsewhere, the Texans must find help at running back, tight end and cornerback.

2019 NFL Draft Accomplishments: The Texans once had one of the best front offices in the NFL. They'd routinely find steals like Christian Covington or Arian Foster. That's no longer the case, as Bill O'Brien decided to gut his entire personnel department because he wanted to be surrounded by nothing but "yes men." The results of this were quite apparent in the 2019 NFL Draft, as the Texans came away with arguably the worst draft class this year.

I have to wonder if Houston had any sort of Plan B at No. 23 overall. It seemed like Andre Dillard would fall to them, but the Eagles traded up and snatched the Washington State tackle off the board. With Dillard gone, the Texans panicked and made a major reach, selecting Alabama State tackle Tytus Howard, who easily could've slipped to the third round. And if that wasn't bad enough, the Texans followed that up with two horrible reaches in the second frame, taking cornerback Lonnie Johnson and guard Max Scharping too early as well.

Of Houston's seven picks, only two were graded above a "C." This is the sort of thing that happens when a power-hungry individual dismisses all of his talented personnel men. The sooner the Texans fire O'Brien, the better off they'll be.

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Old 04-28-2019, 05:30 PM   #2
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Re: Texans Draft Grades

I have never understood why Houston is so hyped up every year under Bill O'Brien. They finally had a 10 game winning season and then got thrashed in the first round of the playoffs to the Colts. In previous years where they were hyped up, they got demolished in the first round. The only teams they've beaten in the playoffs is Cincinnati and the Derek Carr-less Raiders in 2016. That's not saying much. Every year they are hyped up to beat New England even though they have a winless record against them under O'Brien.

The AFC South is the true worst division in the NFL and the Colts have benefited from it more than any other team. People rant and rave about the AFC East and accuse it for why the Pats are so dominant but this isn't the key to their success. New England dominates the entire NFL. If you pull their win/loss percentage, they absolutely destroy the "tough" AFC North and AFC West divisions and they have a winning record against all the NFC divisions too.

I expect the Colts to return to dominance of the AFC South next year. They are the most improved team of that division and they look to be getting better in year 2 under Reich.
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