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In this draft the Texans call up Mickey Loomis to trade up to #15. Cordarrelle Patterson is still on the board and they decide to make the move for him. The Saints take their #27 pick, their 2nd round pick #57 overall and their 4th round pick #121 overall.


1st round #27 - Alex Okafor, DE/OLB, 6'5", 261, Texas
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Okafor is an explosive defensive end whose first step and rush rival any in the nation. His frame will enable him to get even bigger and stronger without sacrificing his trademark speed rush. Sporting a 35 inch vertical jump on a 6-5 frame, Okafor is a defensive force that must be accounted for on every play. Scott Kennedy, Scout.com



2nd round #57 - Jamar Taylor, CB, 5'11", 175, Boise State
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Biography: Jamar Taylor finished his senior season (10-1-1) with 55 tackles, four interceptions and one fumble caused; he benches 285 pounds and has a 36-inch vertical jump.
Taylor reports a 3.6 core GPA and a 1130 SAT (three-part).

Taylor: "I like to bump and run and I'm not scared of tackling. I have no fear and love going up against the best receivers. That's how I improve my game.

"I want to keep working on it all. Unless you're retired and in the Hall of Fame, there's still work to do."


3rd round #75 - Bacarri Rambo, S, 6'0", 210, Georgia
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Possesses the combination of overall strength (befitting a last name mimicking the fictitious role played by Sylvester Stallone) and agility to fill multiple roles on defense. Consistently reads routes and the quarterback’s eyes well, flows with plays from the deep half and breaks on the ball quickly. His strong hands can snatch 50/50 and jump ball passes away from receivers, and is willing to throw his shoulder into receivers over the middle to separate the ball. Effective cut tackler at the second level, also changes directions quickly to wrap up running backs making a quick cut. Good effort, upper body strength to ride receivers and backs with a full head of steam to the ground or sideline. Moves well with receivers downfield, can take away deep options and limit yards after the catch.

4th round #106 - Chris Faulk, OT, 6'6", 325, LSU
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Standing at 6’6 325, Faulk has the prototypical size to be a LT in the NFL. Cant get an exact length, but arms aren’t an issue for him. What sets Faulk apart from teammate Alex Hurst is that Faulk has the athleticism to fit into a Zone Blocking Scheme. He’s able to get out on the edge and get to the 2nd level, but also has the power to go get a man and drive block him 5 yards downfield. He doesn’t need to add weight to his frame, if anything could just tone or lose 5 to 10 pounds.

Technique: Probably one of the more impressive things with Faulk was his technique. Sometimes offensive tackles from schools that aren’t offensive line factories have average or poor technique. But when you watch Faulk you can see that he’s already got solid technique and the willingness to learn and improve on it. He plays with a very solid base and is able to anchor himself and not get beaten by a speed rusher. Looks to be more of a knee bender than a waist bender. Faulk’s hand placement was also very good on film as well, doesn’t tend to overextend against DE’s. Does a good job keeping hands inside the numbers, has a few times though he gets outside the shoulders and grab on. This was apparent in the national title game vs. Alabama where Faulk was able to stay in front of the blitzers that ‘Bama brought constantly. Teams will be very impressed with this facet of Faulk’s game.


4th round #121 - Brandon Jenkins, DE/OLB, 6'3", 260, Florida State
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First and foremost, Jenkins' burst of the line is elite. The ability to time a snap count and beat a tackle around the edge was how he first announced himself in the college game. Not to misconstrue a term here, because all defensive ends have to be physical, but when it came to finesse moves off the edge, Jenkins was amongst the best in the ACC and nationally while at Florida State.

If his responsibilities were solely to rush the passer, Jenkins could likely find some traction in a 4-3 scheme. But if he wants to create more value for himself in a top-heavy edge rusher draft, Jenkins will look to show the agility and lateral technique of an outside linebacker. Assuming a full return to health, his body and skill set likely fits into a 3-4 defense more naturally.


5th round #137 - Montori Hughes, DT, 6'4", 327, Tennessee-Martin
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NFL-sized nose tackle with thick upper body and strength through the thighs. Flashes initial quickness off the ball, can drive the center backwards or lift him off the ground post-snap when fully utilizing his strength and explosiveness. Does not give much ground against single or double blocks. Shows the agility to spin off blocks and move to the ball down the line. Provides pressure up the middle with a swim move or quick movement into either A-gap. Quick enough to chase quarterbacks trying to leave the pocket if free from his block, can also force cut backs by ballcarriers by his effort to the ball in the backfield. Works hard to hold the line using his lower body strength, and can split doubles to get to the ball in tight quarters. Flashes violent hands to rip off man-up blocks.


6th round #170 - Joseph Fauria, TE, 6'7", 258, UCLA
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Fauria is a well-rounded tight end. He has excellent size with real athletic ability. Fauria is a quality receiver who combines nice quickness with solid hands and route-running. He is a good red-zone threat, too. His six touchdowns last year were the most by a UCLA tight end since Marcedes Lewis (10) in 2005. Fauria's strength is his receiving ability, and with passing-threat tight ends being in vogue in the NFL, he stands to benefit from the trend.

With his size and strength, Fauria has the makings to be a good blocking tight end as well. He has a nice start as a blocker, but will need to continue to improve for the next level.
 

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In this draft the Texans call up Mickey Loomis to trade up to #15. Cordarrelle Patterson is still on the board and they decide to make the move for him. The Saints take their #27 pick, their 2nd round pick #57 overall and their 4th round pick #121 overall.


1st round #27 - Alex Okafor, DE/OLB, 6'5", 261, Texas
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Okafor is an explosive defensive end whose first step and rush rival any in the nation. His frame will enable him to get even bigger and stronger without sacrificing his trademark speed rush. Sporting a 35 inch vertical jump on a 6-5 frame, Okafor is a defensive force that must be accounted for on every play. Scott Kennedy, Scout.com



2nd round #57 - Jamar Taylor, CB, 5'11", 175, Boise State
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Biography: Jamar Taylor finished his senior season (10-1-1) with 55 tackles, four interceptions and one fumble caused; he benches 285 pounds and has a 36-inch vertical jump.
Taylor reports a 3.6 core GPA and a 1130 SAT (three-part).

Taylor: "I like to bump and run and I'm not scared of tackling. I have no fear and love going up against the best receivers. That's how I improve my game.

"I want to keep working on it all. Unless you're retired and in the Hall of Fame, there's still work to do."


3rd round #75 - Bacarri Rambo, S, 6'0", 210, Georgia
Georgia_logo.gif


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Possesses the combination of overall strength (befitting a last name mimicking the fictitious role played by Sylvester Stallone) and agility to fill multiple roles on defense. Consistently reads routes and the quarterback’s eyes well, flows with plays from the deep half and breaks on the ball quickly. His strong hands can snatch 50/50 and jump ball passes away from receivers, and is willing to throw his shoulder into receivers over the middle to separate the ball. Effective cut tackler at the second level, also changes directions quickly to wrap up running backs making a quick cut. Good effort, upper body strength to ride receivers and backs with a full head of steam to the ground or sideline. Moves well with receivers downfield, can take away deep options and limit yards after the catch.

4th round #106 - Chris Faulk, OT, 6'6", 325, LSU
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6_561619.jpg


Standing at 6’6 325, Faulk has the prototypical size to be a LT in the NFL. Cant get an exact length, but arms aren’t an issue for him. What sets Faulk apart from teammate Alex Hurst is that Faulk has the athleticism to fit into a Zone Blocking Scheme. He’s able to get out on the edge and get to the 2nd level, but also has the power to go get a man and drive block him 5 yards downfield. He doesn’t need to add weight to his frame, if anything could just tone or lose 5 to 10 pounds.

Technique: Probably one of the more impressive things with Faulk was his technique. Sometimes offensive tackles from schools that aren’t offensive line factories have average or poor technique. But when you watch Faulk you can see that he’s already got solid technique and the willingness to learn and improve on it. He plays with a very solid base and is able to anchor himself and not get beaten by a speed rusher. Looks to be more of a knee bender than a waist bender. Faulk’s hand placement was also very good on film as well, doesn’t tend to overextend against DE’s. Does a good job keeping hands inside the numbers, has a few times though he gets outside the shoulders and grab on. This was apparent in the national title game vs. Alabama where Faulk was able to stay in front of the blitzers that ‘Bama brought constantly. Teams will be very impressed with this facet of Faulk’s game.


4th round #121 - Brandon Jenkins, DE/OLB, 6'3", 260, Florida State
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First and foremost, Jenkins' burst of the line is elite. The ability to time a snap count and beat a tackle around the edge was how he first announced himself in the college game. Not to misconstrue a term here, because all defensive ends have to be physical, but when it came to finesse moves off the edge, Jenkins was amongst the best in the ACC and nationally while at Florida State.

If his responsibilities were solely to rush the passer, Jenkins could likely find some traction in a 4-3 scheme. But if he wants to create more value for himself in a top-heavy edge rusher draft, Jenkins will look to show the agility and lateral technique of an outside linebacker. Assuming a full return to health, his body and skill set likely fits into a 3-4 defense more naturally.


5th round #137 - Montori Hughes, DT, 6'4", 327, Tennessee-Martin
TennesseeMartin_logo.gif


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NFL-sized nose tackle with thick upper body and strength through the thighs. Flashes initial quickness off the ball, can drive the center backwards or lift him off the ground post-snap when fully utilizing his strength and explosiveness. Does not give much ground against single or double blocks. Shows the agility to spin off blocks and move to the ball down the line. Provides pressure up the middle with a swim move or quick movement into either A-gap. Quick enough to chase quarterbacks trying to leave the pocket if free from his block, can also force cut backs by ballcarriers by his effort to the ball in the backfield. Works hard to hold the line using his lower body strength, and can split doubles to get to the ball in tight quarters. Flashes violent hands to rip off man-up blocks.


6th round #170 - Joseph Fauria, TE, 6'7", 258, UCLA
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Fauria is a well-rounded tight end. He has excellent size with real athletic ability. Fauria is a quality receiver who combines nice quickness with solid hands and route-running. He is a good red-zone threat, too. His six touchdowns last year were the most by a UCLA tight end since Marcedes Lewis (10) in 2005. Fauria's strength is his receiving ability, and with passing-threat tight ends being in vogue in the NFL, he stands to benefit from the trend.

With his size and strength, Fauria has the makings to be a good blocking tight end as well. He has a nice start as a blocker, but will need to continue to improve for the next level.

Dude, if we pulled that off, I'd back flip with happiness! Dont know if Jenkins falls that far, but I love everything else.
 

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I doubt Texans would jump up to get Patterson when they can get good value staying where they're at or getting a #2 WR in the 2nd/3rd round
 
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I doubt Texans would jump up to get Patterson when they can get good value staying where they're at or getting a #2 WR in the 2nd/3rd round

Well in this scenario they went all in for him!
 

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yeah, you never know, im sure there will be someone at 15 that drops that we want or someone wants bad.
 

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I love the draft except for round 6 ..... I would take a kicker over TE ..... I think MICHAEL HIGGINS finally gets his chance at TE ..... and I have absolutely no faith in GARRETT HARTLEY ....
 

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There is no way we get 3 picks for the 1. It would be awesome if the texans were that dumb, but there's no way.
 

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I love the draft except for round 6 ..... I would take a kicker over TE ..... I think MICHAEL HIGGINS finally gets his chance at TE ..... and I have absolutely no faith in GARRETT HARTLEY ....

Hartley sent us to a Super Bowl. Having 3 TEs is common, and this us probably the cheapest way to go about it.
 

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I like the idea of trading down and being able to get Okafor. He's a lot more explosive standing up and coming off the edge than he is with his hand in the dirt.
 

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There is no way we get 3 picks for the 1. It would be awesome if the texans were that dumb, but there's no way.

Depends on what the value for the 15 pick is. They want to trade up, we get the better deal.
 

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Love the Faulk pick. He could definitely start for us and should be there on day 2.
 

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I would go APE **** if we got this draft. It's almost perfect!
 

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