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Monday, April 30, 2007

Texans did better this year, but …

The Houston Texans did a much better job in this year’s draft. (How could anything have possibly outdone last year’s shocker?)

Defensive tackle Amobi Okoye, the Texans’ first pick, is by all accounts bound for stardom. And third-round pick Jacoby Jones, a speedy wide receiver from Lane College, offers interesting options.

The Texans’ other choices are safe, if not spectacular.

That said, the Texans could have done much better had they kept their second-round pick, which was sent to Atlanta along with next year’s second-round pick in the trade for quarterback Matt Schaub.

TWO second-round picks for Schaub?

That’s ridiculous.

The Texans gave up entirely too much for an unproven quarterback.

They could have selected Brigham Young’s John Beck or Michigan State’s Drew Stanton in the second round, kept David Carr and let backup Sage Rosenfels, the rookie and Carr compete for the starting job.

AND the Texans could have kept next year’s second-round pick.


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