Draft Overview: Houston Texans

The Houston Texans do not have a first or second round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, but because they had the fourth-worst record, they are up next on our overview list for the sake of going in order.

The Texans traded Cleveland their first round pick in 2018 for the 12th overall pick last year, which they used to take Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson. Their second rounder also belongs to the Browns, who acquired the pick in the trade Houston used to take Brock Osweiler off the books.

Unless they trade back up, which is unlikely considering they cannot offer much, the Texans won’t select a player until the 68th overall pick in the third round.

Houston needs an offensive lineman to protect Watson, and they can still draft a reliable one in the third round. Tackles Martinas Rankin (Mississippi St.), Jamarco Jones (Ohio St.)  and Desmond Harrison (West Georgia) could still be available by the time the Texans pick. Of course, there is also the potential that someone else impresses at the Scouting Combine this weekend.

The other big hole for Houston is in the secondary. Safety Ronnie Harrison (Alabama) is a versatile player with good run-stopping ability in the secondary. He’s a safe pick to make and could develop into high-tier safety.


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