Draft Analysis of Day Two Picks
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Posted May 3, 2006

The Houston Texans had some valuable picks on Day 2, including the first pick of the day. Who is expected to be that surprise 2nd day draft pick that shines through?

In day two of the 2006 NFL Draft the Texans were left with three picks for the last four rounds.  Fortunately, one of those picks happened to be the overall 98th pick and the first pick of day two.  The Texans traded their fifth round pick to the Buffalo Bills in a trade for WR Eric Moulds during free agency.  With their last three picks in the NFL draft the Texans sought more improvement for the offensive side of the ball.

The first pick of day 2 ended with the Texans taking TE Owen Daniels from Wisconsin.  I’m not crazy about this pick.  I believe the Texans could have done better than Owens who, like some other infamous drafts, seem to have durability issues.  He has already torn his right ACL twice, once in high school and again in 2002.  I will say that Owens can catch though.  What he lacks in ability to block he makes up for in his good hands.

After the Texans passed on a running back for the ages, the team used the 170th overall pick to select a running back, Wali Lundy, from Virginia.  I mean, there has to be a reason to pass on Bush and select Lundy if you’re looking for an RB and frankly I don’t see it.  Although I’ll concede that Lundy is great in short yardage situations, he doesn’t have the speed you want in a running back.  Don’t look for Lundy to be on too many carries this season.

With their final pick of the Draft, the Texans selected David Anderson, WR out of Colorado State.  Anderson wasn’t a bad choice late in the draft.  He has great awareness and is very quick, but not exceptionally fast.  Anderson also has experienced a little trouble trying to get open on long plays.  If he can get some more size to him while maintaining and ideally improving his speed, Anderson could be a potential threat.

Overall, I wouldn’t say the Texans had a horrible day two.  There were some picks that I didn’t necessarily agree with but we shall see how the plan moves ahead for the Texans next season.  Draft day one was much better for the Texans, who managed to pick up some quality offensive linemen in the third round.

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