Texans Mock Draft will be rich – 13 picks. The Texans aren’t “one player away” or even two. They need a ton which is why a trade down in this deep draft was warranted and Houston got a nice haul. What could the Texans do with 13 picks? Read on! Because if you are a Texans fan the sun is shining bright on this Houston Texans Mock Draft with 10 of their picks in the first 4 rounds!
Houston Texans Mock Draft PICKS
7/205 – OT Andrew Stuber, Michigan – 6’7″, 338 lbs, and a beast if you let him get his mitts on you. Attitude, size and he has the skill set to learn. He’s raw, but man, the upside is huge.
7/207 – IOL Steward Reese, Florida – 6’4″, 340 lbs and can move? You just don’t expect to find guys with this potential in the 7th, but here he is. He needs to learn to keep his pad level down. Ok. The Texans get two guys in the 7th round that can eventually start.
No picks this round
5/152 – S Sterline Weatherford, Miami (OH) – 6’4″, 215 lbs and can fly. The kid is raw but should be able to get snaps all over the back 7 while giving some splash plays on special teams. The kid could be special with his versatility.
4/107 – TE Jake Ferguson, Wisconsin – Old School Alert! The 6’5″, 250 lbs Wisconsin product isn’t a new-breed physical freak. Nope, he is an over-achiever, a work-a-holic who won’t make mistakes and gets the job done. A born TE2 that can make your TE2 packages worth running.
4/108 – WR Alec Pierce, Cincinnati – 6’3″, 213 lbs and can hoof it deep in a blink of an eye. Physical at the catch point and ya, he can sky. He needs time and a QB that can get the ball deep with some accuracy. This could be huge for Malik Willis.
4/110 – WR Velus Jones Jr., Tennessee – Danny Amendola isn’t getting any younger and this guy should soak up the mentorship. AT 6′, 190 lbs he is shifty enough to return kicks and punts in the meantime. Guy was born for the slot.
3/68 – RB Breece Hall, Iowa State – 6’1″, 220 lbs, and no, he isn’t a sexy RB. This kid is a workhorse, a no-mistakes-in-your-face-team-player. He can pick up the blitz and is a patient runner who punishes at the end of runs.
3/76 – TE Jeremy Ruckert, Ohio State – 6’5″, 242 lbs, is a mismatch up the seam vs DBs or LBs and is a willing blocker. Houston was hurting at TE. No more as this kid should man the position for the next 10 years.
3/80 – CB Josh Williams, Fayetteville State – 6’2″, 197 lbs, has good hips, nice feet, solid tackler, and is a tough competitor. He needs to play on the outside and that works just fine for Houston.
2/37 – Jaquan Brisker, Penn State – The Texans got a stud at safety with the 6’1″, 199 lb Brisker. In most seasons he would be the first safety off the board. In most. Here Texas are happy to get a guy that can play the ball and hurt defenders in the middle. Instincts and physical ability meet here.
2/45 – LB Quay Walker, Georgia – If you got a Georgian linebacker you did well. 6’3″, 241 lbs, and can fly Houston can play him any and everywhere. He can blitz, cover, tackle, and probably makes a mean latte.
1/13 – QB Malik Willis, Liberty – The Texans trade down and still get their man. In today’s NFL you overpay for top-tier-QBs, Houston did here, but Willis’ arm is for real. The Texans got their man. Time to build around him.
1/14 – EDGE Jermaine Johnson, Florida State – Back-2-back first-round picks and the Texans hit a home run with Jermaine Johnson who has nothing but upside. The Florida State product is just starting to hit his stride. A 3-down lineman he will start early and dominate eventually.
Round 1 Pick 3 Derek Stingley Jr. CB, LSU
Round 1 Pick 14 Jermaine Johnson EDGE, Florida State Round 2 Pick 45 Quay Walker LB, Georgia Round 3 Pick 76 Jeremy Ruckert TE, Ohio State Round 4 Pick 110 Velus Jones Jr. WR, Tennessee
Round 5 Pick 152 Sterling Weatherford S, Miami (OH)
Round 6 Pick 183 Verone McKinley III S, Oregon Round 7 Pick 245 Merlin Robertson LB, Arizona State
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