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Surprising selections for Texans All-Time offenses

Posted Feb 22, 2018

Drew Dougherty and John Harris went "In the Lab" and each selected their Texans Ultimate 11 offense.

The Draft season is upon us.

On Tuesday, the Houston Texans Digital Media crew heads to Indianapolis for the Combine. The Texans aren't picking until the third round, but Wednesday on our weekly podcast, John Harris and I went "In the Lab" and made some picks of our own.

But we were choosing Texans, current and former. And we were choosing an all-time offense. We put parameters in place, though. You could only choose one quarterback, one running back, a pair of wide receivers, a tight end, a flex/skill position player and five offensive linemen. He let me go first. Below are our selections, in the order we chose them. If you listen to the podcast, you get a more in-depth understanding of why we picked the way we did.

1 (DD) QB Deshaun Watson 2017-Current
2 (JH) OL Duane Brown 2008-2017
3 (DD) WR Andre Johnson 2003-2014
4 (JH) WR DeAndre Hopkins 2013-Current
5 (DD) OL Eric Winston 2006-2011
6 (JH) RB Arian Foster 2009-2015
7 (DD) OL Chris Myers 2006-2014
8 (JH)  OL Chester Pitts 2002-2009
9 (DD) OL Wade Smith 2010-2013
10 (JH) TE Owen Daniels 2006-2013
11 (DD)  OL Mike Brisiel 2007-2011
12 (JH) OL Derek Newton 2011-Current
13 (DD) OL Brandon Brooks 2012-2015
14 (JH) WR Kevin Walter 2006-2012
15 (DD) WR Will Fuller 2016-Current
16 (JH) FLEX/RB Steve Slaton 2008-2011
17 (DD)  RB Domanick Davis/Williams 2003-2006
18 (JH) OL Ben Jones 2012-2015
19 (DD) TE Joel Dreessen 2001-2011
20 (JH) C Nick Martin 2016-Current
21 (DD)  FLEX/TE Ryan Griffin 2013-Current
22 (JH) QB Matt Schaub 2007-2013

Looking at it, you might scratch your head at the selections. You should. But make sure you listen to the reasoning in the podcast. 

In brief, I went with the most important position, and I chose the guy who I really think is destined for greatness. John went with the best lineman in the organization's history. Then we each took the best pass-catcher off the board.

Below is each lineup. Next week, we'll draft the Ultimate 11 Texans defense.

QB (1) Deshaun Watson
RB (9) Domanick Davis/Williams
WR (2) Andre Johnson
TE (10) Joel Dreessen
LT (5) Wade Smith
LG (7) Brandon Brooks
C (4) Chris Myers
RG (6) Mike Brisiel
RT (3) Eric Winson
FLEX/TE (11) Ryan Griffin
WR (8) Will Fuller

QB (11) Matt Schaub
RB (3) Arian Foster
WR (2) DeAndre Hopkins
LT (1) Duane Browns
LG (4) Chester Pitts
C (10) Nick Martin
RG (9) Ben Jones
RT (6) Derek Newton
TE (5) Owen Daniels
FLEX (8) Steve Slaton
WR (7)  Kevin Walter

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