One of my favorite type of articles to read are do-overs with NFL drafts following a few years after the actual draft.
NFL Spin Zone, a FanSided site, did just that with the 2008 NFL draft, not excluding the Houston Texans.
That year the Texans drafted No. 26 overall, and their actual selection was offensive tackle Duane Brown.
In the re-do of the draft, Spin Zone selected Curtis Lofton of Oklahoma.
They wrote about the new selection:
The reason for the change with the Texans selection was the article had Brown being selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the eighth pick of the draft.
I think the Texans got it right in the actual draft that year, as they still have Brown on their team. If teams knew how good of an NFL player Brown would become, he probably would have went in the Top 10 of the actual draft.
The Texans actually hit a mini-jackpot in the actual NFL Draft in ’08, because it is tough to find a solid right tackle that can not only play in the NFL, but one who can become a Pro Bowler in the league.
So it is safe to say the Texans got it right in the ’08 draft, but with Brown not being available in this re-do draft, Lofton is a solid choice at 26th overall as well.
What are your thoughts about the “new pick” for the Texans in this re-do draft? Let us know at the Toro Times.
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