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Texans Director Of Scouting Dale Strahm Goes Over This Year's Class

In what has become one of the neatest traditions on the official HoustonTexans.com website, Texans scouting director Dale Strahm offered some insight on the Texans' 2011 NFL Draft class. Even on paper, he comes off as one of those guys who you'd pay to hear talk about football. For instance, check out this evaluation on J.J. Watt:

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"He's supposed to go to this school, and he goes to another school, and that coach gets fired, and he goes to another school and he walks on. He works so hard in spring practice he immediately earns a scholarship. I like those kind of kids that are lunch-pail kids. They're not privileged to anything. They've got to fight and scratch and claw to get where they were. And he took that talent, he took that work ethic and made himself an All-American and a first-round draft pick. I just love his work ethic and motor. This guy plays full speed regardless of whatever he's doing. He could be eating, it's full speed. He probably sleeps full speed. He's a great pick for us."

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If only I'd slept full speed, then I would've been better at football. Hey, is there any way Watt can teach me?

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Seriously though, it's about as much insight as you'll get from the Texans front office on their new players. It's a must-read every year. Check it out.

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