Should the Houston Texans look at running back in the 2nd round?

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Let’s face facts, the Houston Texans need some help at the running back position. Arian Foster isn’t getting any younger and returning from back injuries is scary, plus Ben Tate is all but out of town.

That leaves the Texans with Dennis Johnson, Jonathan Grimes and Ray Graham on the roster, besides Foster.

Is Johnson the guy who the Texans can rely on if Foster were to be injured again next season? Remember, Foster didn’t even take a snap in the preseason last year and missed the final eight games of the regular season.

Besides Foster (542 yards last season), is there anyone the Texans can rely on for next season?

Just in case you don’t believe so, and the draft is the way to go to find the replacement of Tate, here are some running backs the Texans could take in the second round if there were to look at a RB with the 33rd overall selection.

I might be crazy, and I know the Texans have bigger needs elsewhere, but can’t we think just for a little bit the Texans could use a second-round pick on a running back? Foster isn’t a “sure deal” anymore, because back injuries with running backs can never be good, right?

Here are the Top 4 rated running backs, all projected as second-round selections.

We’ll continue to look at potential running back candidates throughout the offseason.