We've seen quite a bit of praise for the Texans picks in the draft so far, but there hasn't been much love for Roc Carmichael yet. The top three picks look nice, but with everyone lauding Brandon Harris, Carmichael gets lost in the shuffle. Perhaps because it's unknown if he can help right away if Harris already does that. Well, Rob Rang listed his "fit" winners for the cornerbacks this weekend and Carmichael, not Harris, was the one mentioned. Though it really encapsulates both of them:
Rashad Carmichael, Houston Texans: I could have just as easily listed the Texans' second pick -- former Miami cornerback Brandon Harris -- in this space, as I like both selections. Like Harris, Carmichael is a good -- but not elite -- athlete who projected nicely as a zone cornerback due to his instincts and tackling. Houston, you had a problem. In drafting Harris and Carmichael (and hiring Wade Philllips as defensive coordinator), the problem is being fixed.
Wade Phillips runs a zone?!? RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!
Oh, they said zone, not "battle red carpet zone." Phew.