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Post  Agent 99 on 4/28/2008, 9:04 am

JACKSONVILLE

RD 1 Derrick Harvey, DE 6-5 271

Selecting Harvey makes sense for the Jaguars because not getting a pass-rush on Tom Brady in last year’s playoffs was thought to be the reason the Jaguars lost to the Patriots. Not to mention that they play the Colts twice a year and have had trouble getting to Manning at times.

RD 2 Quinton Groves, DE 6-3 259

There was an issue the Jags had with a heart procedure that Groves had done. According to Jack Del Rio....The Jags doctors are satisfied that the issue has been resolved.

Size and Strength is an issue and the Jags seem to think that he can gain enough weight and hit the weight room to become an every-down DE in the future. Right now it looks like he'll be used as a pass rush specialist.

RD 5 Thomas Williams, LB 6-1 225

Williams comes from one of the best linebacking corps in the country. He's a great special teams player and played all 3 LB positions at USC. A very versatile player! He should be able to fill in if a starting LB goes down.

"Some of the measurables aren’t where you’d like them. We think this guy is a good football player,” Del Rio said of Williams. “We’re not looking for front-line starters, but you have to have depth on your football team.”


RD 5 Trae Williams, CB 5-9 192

The Jaguars lost cornerbacks Terry Cousin and Aaron Glenn from last year’s team, so adding another DB made sense. Williams helps fill a need for numbers at the position, but is production at USF could suggest that he’s much more than just another body.


RD 7 Chauncey Washington, RB 5-11 218

Washington will be given a chance to compete for the running backs void created by LaBrandon Toefield’s departure. D.D. Terry will also compete for that spot.


TITANS

RD 1 Chris Johnson, RB 5-11 197

Johnson is a burner!!! I would have liked to have sees us pick him up just for his ability to take the ball to the endzone everytime he touches a kickoff! The only drawback is that teams thought his durability was in question. We'll see how that works out over a long NFL season.

RD 2 Jason Jones, DE 6-5 273

The Titans feel Jones will be able to step right in and play. He's a great run defender and has pass rush potential. Look for him to move inside and to the outside during games.

RD 3 Craig Stevens, TE 6-3 260

The Titans signed Alge Crumpler in the offseason. So Stevens has one strike agains him. He has all the characteristics – height, weight, speed, can catch. He is probably a better blocking TE than a Reciever. He gives them depth and he has the ability to play right away and contribute on special teams.

RD 4 William Hayes DE, 6-3 260

Not a pollished DE. Needs some work on pass rush skills. Should be able to play inside or outside if he bulks up some.

RD 4 Lavelle Hawkins, WR 5-11 187

Second in the PAC-10 last year in receptions. Had a good Senior Bowl. Good athlete and could play as an inside or outside reciever. Most likely compeating for the #3 WR spot.

RD 4 Stanford Keglar, LB 6-2 239

Jeff Fisher said, "We have a philosophy here and it is not to draft backups. " The Titans had 3 solid LB's with Thorton, Bulluck and Fowler. I find it hard to believe that this kid is going to win a starting spot on this roster. He'll get plenty of time on the special teams side of the ball.

RD 7 Cary Williams, CB 6-1 185

Williams will compete for a back up role.


TEXANS

RD 1 Duane Brown, OT 6-4 308

According to general manager Rick Smith , Brown will compete for starting duties as a rookie.

The Texans’ left tackle position has been riddled with injuries from the beginning. The team made Tony Boselli the first left tackle in franchise history in the 2002 expansion draft and Boselli never played a down after shoulder problems forced his retirement. The Texans then thought they found a franchise left tackle in Charles Spencer two seasons ago, but Spencer suffered a devastating leg injury two games into his rookie season and is still rehabbing.

RD 3 Antwaun Molden, CB 6-0 198

Molden caught the team's eye with an incredible combine performance. He was a top performer in six of the seven events for cornerbacks and finishing in the top six in five other categories. He joins a defense full of young players, including Mario Williams, Amobi Okoye, DeMeco Ryans and Fred Bennett.

RD 3 Steve Slanton, RB

Slaton was one of the Big East's leading rushers the past two seasons. He entered the draft as a junior. Has great speed and receiving skills. Sounds like he'll be used in a tandom back situation like Kevin Faulk or Reggie Bush.

Offensive Coordinator Shanahan said. “I think this guy fits that role for us. We have two guys right now that we think can carry the load, but this guy can come in a fill a role. We can use him on third downs, we can use him in special situations to come in and be a change of pace type player.

RD 4 Xavier Adibi, LB 6-3 229

The Texans needed to add depth at outside linebacker after Charlie Anderson and Danny Clark signed with other teams during free agency. Adibi will compete for playing time at linebacker and could make an immediate impact on special teams.

RD 5 Frank Okam, DT 6-4 347

What you have here is a big football player! He brings a size and dimension and that's what the Texans needed. Very inconsistent last year and needs to be coached.

RD 6 Dominique Barber, S

Not great speed and will probably fight for a back up role.

RD 7 Frank Brink, QB

Played in the PAC-10. So that's a plus on his side. Texans said he's very smart and gets rid of the ball.
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