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    Carriker better than Okoye ... according to PFT

    POSTED 12:35 p.m. EDT, August 18, 2007

    ANOTHER WHIFF BY THE TEXANS? (from Pro Football Talk)

    There's already talk in league circles that defensive tackle Amobi Okoye, the No. 10 overall pick in the draft, could be a bust.

    The 20-year-old rookie from Louisville received plenty of hype in the run up to the draft. But the opinion of some is that he is undersized and not strong. As one source said, he's the "creation of a good P.R. campaign," and "there's no way he's a first-round pick."

    Okoye already has been overshadowed in training camp and the preseason by Rams nose tackle Adam Carriker, the 13th overall selection. Carriker appears to be poised to make an instant impact at this level.

    In our view, the biggest red flag regarding Okoye was raised when his college coach, Bobby Petrino, drafted defensive end Jamaal Anderson instead of Okoye. If Petrino, who had prior NFL experience, believed that Okoye could excel as a pro, Petrino surely would have taken the known commodity over the unknown quantity.

    If Okoye falters, he'll be the third first-round pick on the Texans defensive line that has underachieved, including defensive tackle Travis Johnson and defensive end Mario Williams.


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    Re: Carriker better than Okoye ... according to PFT

    Well, better them then us. We've had our share of 1st round bust and our run stopping has suffered tremendously. Lets hope Carriker can be the answer and stay healthy!!!

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    Re: Carriker better than Okoye ... according to PFT

    Quote Originally Posted by MauiRam View Post
    POSTED 12:35 p.m. EDT, August 18, 2007

    If Okoye falters, he'll be the third first-round pick on the Texans defensive line that has underachieved, including defensive tackle Travis Johnson and defensive end Mario Williams.


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    oh come on, Mario Williams was a rookie last year not many rookies contribute alot in their first season. i think that is a little premature to say
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    Re: Carriker better than Okoye ... according to PFT

    Okoye is three years younger than Carriker. I wouldn't expect him to look as good as Carriker right now even if we had drafted him. It is too early to cast Okoye or Mario as an underachiever.

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    Re: Carriker better than Okoye ... according to PFT

    Quote Originally Posted by ramsplaya16 View Post
    oh come on, Mario Williams was a rookie last year not many rookies contribute alot in their first season. i think that is a little premature to say

    Apparently Mario has looked bad in training camp and the first preseason game too. Many people are starting to say he's looking like a bust.

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    Re: Carriker better than Okoye ... according to PFT

    Quote Originally Posted by helorm341 View Post
    Apparently Mario has looked bad in training camp and the first preseason game too. Many people are starting to say he's looking like a bust.
    hmmm i didnt know that, but we will have to wait and see
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