Boselli is a good pick, he should be a cornerstone for a while. A nice useless piece of trivia for him: He was the first draft pick by the expansion Jaguars, and will now be the first expansion draft pick for the Texans. My question is, does it matter who they take number 1? Can teams protect a player after the first pick? Why even have a draft if there's only one team? The Texans should just submit a list or something. Maybe that was a few questions.
-The Big Kat "It's not that I'm lazy, it's that I just don't care." -Peter Gibbons, Office Space
no it really doesn't matter who they pick first...teams can remove one player from the list for each taken and can lose a maximum of two. they can't really just submit a list either because the real factor that comes into play here is the salary cap. boselli's salary cap figure is $9 million and that will take up a chunk of what the cap will allow.
Quit codgitating, Steinmetz, and pick an open faced club...a sand wedge! Mmmmmm...open faced club sandwich.
Originally posted by StephanieI believe that the Texans have to take 38% of their salary cap in players from the expansion draft - in other words, roughly $27 million.
"The Texans must select 30 players excluding any restricted free agents or spend 38 percent ($27.24 million) of the $71.7 million salary cap for 2002. They could select as many as 42 players"
The other thing regarding the Jags is that since they are so desperate to dump salary a bunch of players are going to get waived anyway so the Texans can always wait and try to grab some folks on the open market too.
Not that this is going to make Virginia Tech fans feel any better, but I think it has become obvious now that the gap in talent and/or coaching between FBS teams and the top FCS teams (not the entire division) isn't as great as we like to assume.