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November 23, 2005

Is Reggie Bush #1 draft choice calaber?: Reggie Bush is most defenitly one of the biggest names in college football today, although many overlook him to his teamate Matt Lineart who many say will go #1 in the draft, "Reggie Bush is the most dangerous player in college football today", says Stanford coach Buddy Teevens. Best player in the country, chimes in Washington coach Keith Gilbertson." seeing him on sports center in highlights, makes it seem like #1 is how he'll go for the Houston Texans.

posted by Lionsfan20 to football at 07:32 AM - 21 comments

(Here's a link the discussion from 3 days ago on this topic, so we don't have to cover the same ground about the Texans' draft strategy again.) If he's throwing half a g-note at pretty good teams coming off the bench, then this is firmly in don't-fix-what-ain't-broke territory. Also, he probably has two games left in his college career. It doesn't matter much now.

posted by chicobangs at 08:29 AM on November 23

I think the texans should trade the pick for an offensive lineman and take another lineman as their first pick. Lineart doesnt make sense for texans even though he'll probably be better than Carr, There's too much invested in Carr to give up on him yet. He just needs some protection. That's what I would do but i'm sure they will take Bush....then he can get beat up and washed up early like Carr.

posted by scottyooooo at 08:54 AM on November 23

YES.Caliber unquestioned. He will go first in the draft to the Texans.Probably the Texans,maybe the 49ers,the two teams play each other the last week of the season.

posted by HOE.O.K. at 09:06 AM on November 23

What would you do with Davis, who just signed a big contract?

posted by Turbo at 09:19 AM on November 23

Houston has Davis and think of how much you could get for that first pick... Am I missing something Bush is a soph how is he coming out for the draft? Thought you had to stay 3 years.

posted by tron7 at 09:44 AM on November 23

Vice young thats who the texans need he can run away from the defence and we will just let carr be a free agent maybe we could trade our 1st oick for a 2nd and a late number 1 pick with it

posted by barry from h-town at 10:53 AM on November 23

You keep Davis as the running back and still draft Reggie Bush but you make Bush a WR opposite of Andre Johnson.

posted by AKD2486 at 10:54 AM on November 23

Am I missing something Bush is a soph how is he coming out for the draft? Thought you had to stay 3 years. Bush is a junior. It doesn't matter if the Texans get Bush because they don't have any talent around him. It won't help them to trade down and get more picks because they have no idea how to assemble talent. Perhaps if they get rid of the GM, they have a chance.

posted by bperk at 11:18 AM on November 23

You keep Davis as the running back and still draft Reggie Bush but you make Bush a WR opposite of Andre Johnson. That would be a complete waste of Bush's talent. He is a better running back than Davis. I don't think belongs as a #2 wide receiver.

posted by bperk at 11:24 AM on November 23

Yeah but the Texans don't need a running back, they need threats downfield to open the run game. Bush doesn't have to sign with the Texans if he doesn't want to.

posted by AKD2486 at 11:31 AM on November 23

Any team needs Reggie Bush. Why not move Davis for picks? Or to fill a need? Seems like they have one or two.

posted by yerfatma at 12:04 PM on November 23

bperk....bush is a sophmore

posted by scottyooooo at 12:08 PM on November 23

UT can beat the Texans Today. Granted the USC players are exceptional athletes, however they need quanity and not quality at several key positions. Houston needs to trade the top pick and get several picks in this years draft.

posted by Richard j Garcia at 12:12 PM on November 23

bperk....bush is a sophmore Then, someone better tell USC because they obviously are misinformed.

posted by bperk at 12:34 PM on November 23

Date of article: Friday, October 22, 2004

posted by vito90 at 12:59 PM on November 23

You know how I knew? Because "Washington coach Keith Gilbertson" would come as an awful big surprise to Ty Willingham.

posted by vito90 at 01:00 PM on November 23

You know how I knew? Because "Washington coach Keith Gilbertson" would come as an awful big surprise to Ty Willingham. I'm not that observant

posted by tron7 at 01:07 PM on November 23

UT can beat the Texans Today. Charming thought, but I seriously doubt it. The Texans are not a successful pro team at all, but the level of their competition is a good deal higher than the longhorns, isn't it? For my part, I wonder if the Texans' second string doesn't pound USC, the Longhorns, and any college team ever. On topic: Drafting/trading for team needs vs for the gate is a false dilemma, no? Draft or trade for team needs and the gate will take care of itself, though maybe on a slightly longer schedule. See: Patriots, New England and Colts, Indianapolis.

posted by Uncle Toby at 02:19 PM on November 23

UT can beat the Texans Today. Silly. The Texans or any pro team would beat any college team by at least 60-70 points. perhaps you meant it as hyperbole, but I get a little sick of stuff like this- you usually hear it re: basketball, with the subtext of "those plucky white kids could use their hustle to beat those black criminals in the NBA." No, no 1000 times no. Pro athletes are just that, PROFESSIONALS. They dedicate their lives to the sport, every single day. More on topic, when will the NFL get a draft lottery? Granted you usually dont have a Lebron type in football who can change a team overnight, but isnt the idea of rewarding total incompetence a little silly by now? How long before NFL teams start throwing games like NBA teams used to before the lottery? Or does this happen already?

posted by fakeymcalias at 04:08 PM on November 23

I'm not saying UT would win but here's a thought. D-1 college football is pretty much the minor leagues of football, agreed. Well in baseball major league teams lose to their affilate monor league teams all the time. Just ask my Tigers. Maybe the physical nature of pro football makes this a bad comparison but just something to consider.

posted by Fade222 at 08:33 PM on November 23

I think Bush is the best offensive player in college today and recent years and he should be a great pro if he avoids injury. But I--stop me if I sound like a broken record--absolutely agree that the Texans should draft the best O line player available or trade for multiple picks. Probably take the multiple picks if one of them is in the top 12 slots this year. stop me if I sound like a broken record Tell me if that phrase isn't going to fall out of use ASAP, now that we no longer have vinyl recors!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:46 PM on November 23

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