On Now
Coming Up
  • Tue., Oct. 24, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT Player Signing at XFINITY

    Meet Texans tight end Ryan Griffin for autographs (3-4 PM) at XFINITY located at 517 S. Mason Road, Katy TX 77450.

    Celebrity subject to change.

  • Tue., Oct. 24, 2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT Conn's Trick or Texans

    Meet Texans punter Shane Lechler at Conn's Trick or Texans event, where autographs will be available 5-6 PM. Located at Conn's at 12730 Fountain Lake Circle, Stafford TX 77477.

    Celebrities subject to change.

  • Tue., Oct. 24, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Player Signing at FCCU

    Meet Texans cornerback Kareen Jackson (6-7 PM) at the FCCU located at 9100 Westview, Houston TX 77055.

    Celebrity subject to change.

  • Tue., Oct. 24, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Players Show Live from Fuddruckers

    Join Texans DE Christian Covington from 6-7 PM at Fuddruckers (3929 Southwest Fwy, 77027) for a live Texans Radio on SportsRadio 610 broadcast with Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer, and special guests!

    Plaus, all Houston area Fuddruckers will feature a Buy One Texans Burger Combo, Get One Free Texans Burger and $15 beer buckets every Tuesday during the season for fans showing up in the Texans gear, whether the Texans win or lose their previous game, so don't miss out!

    Then stay for Texans All Access 7-8 PM. Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Celebrity subject to change.

  • Mon., Oct. 30, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM CDT TORO's Kids Club Halloween Party

    Join TORO, Texans players, Cheerleaders, and TORO's Kids Club members for this year's superhero-themed Halloween Party!

    This event is for TORO's Kids Club members and their parents, but you can join TORO's Kids Club for free!

    RSVP: http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/kidsclub/cookiesandrookies.html

News

Print
RSS

Quotes: Texans chairman/CEO Bob McNair 2012 Draft Pass

Posted May 1, 2012

Texans chairman and CEO Bob McNair sat down with Drew Dougherty of Texans TV for the first of our “Draft Pass” series of exclusive interviews with the team’s top decision-makers after the 2012 NFL Draft.


Texans chairman and CEO Bob McNair sat down with Drew Dougherty of Texans TV for the first of our “Draft Pass” series of exclusive interviews with the team’s top decision-makers after the 2012 NFL Draft.

Watch video

Drew Dougherty: First things first, what did you think about number one, Whitney Mercilus, the first-round draft pick of the Texans?
Bob McNair: Well, I like him. I’m surprised that he was available. Our people thought he was going to be gone between the 12th and the 16th pick. So, we were hoping we’d have a chance to get him but really didn’t think we would.

DD: On the whole, what did you think of what the Texans did overall with this draft class?
Bob McNair: It was an exceptionally good weekend in that we really were able to take care of our needs without overreaching. And there’s always that temptation when you need something to reach out and pick somebody at a higher round than you should, and we really didn’t do that. In fact, we were patient and traded down in one case, and we really took care of our needs, I believe.”

DD: What’s your role in the process during draft weekend?
Bob McNair: What I do is talk with our coaches and our scouts and with Rick about what our needs are and what are priorities are, and that’s the main thing that I focus on, to make sure that we’re all on the same page as to really what we think is most important to us. Then in the draft itself, sometimes they’ll ask me my opinion. If we’re looking at offense and defense, and I’ll express it. But really, I pretty much let them go ahead and make the decisions. That’s what I hired ‘em to do, and they’ve been spending 14-16 hours a day working on this and they’ve spent more time on it than I have, so I think that they’re in a better position to make good, objective decisions.

DD: How impressed with the way they’ve made their decisions and what’s happened with those decisions, not only in this draft but in the previous years, have you been?
Bob McNair: Well, we’ve had extremely good drafts and I think this is another good one, and as a result of that, we have some depth that we haven’t had in the past. And when people go down, as they did last year, we had other people who could step up. So it’s extremely important. Our whole philosophy is you build a team based on the draft, so the draft means everything to us.”

DD: What other players stood out to you that you’re going to be especially interested in seeing come August?
Bob McNair: Well, I like the speed of the wide receivers that we’ve got. I want to see Keshawn Martin in that slot position, see what he can do there, see if he can give us some quickness for those third down plays when it’s third-and-six, third-and-five. I think that’s exciting. But I think the big tackle that we took in the third round, also, [Brandon] Brooks, I met him, and gosh, what a man. He is 6-4 and 340-something pounds. He looks like he’s 300 pounds. He just doesn’t look that big. But he doesn’t have any extra weight on him and he’s fast. I think he ran a 4.9 40, and with that kind of speed and that kind of athleticism and to be that large, I mean, it’s just exceptional.

Content on HoustonTexans.com does not necessarily represent the views of the Houston Texans front office staff, coaches or executives.

Trending Now

Recent News