The Texans enter the offseason needing to address the situation at quarterback yet again. Here are the guys in the draft that could be targets on draft day:
Many folks out there have the Texans taking the Michigan State quarterback with the 22nd overall pick. While I don’t think the Texans should be looking for a quarterback in the first round, there is no doubt that he will be on the Texans radar. However, with Brian Hoyer’s performance in mind, getting another former Michigan State quarterback might not be the most exciting thing for Texans fans. Kirk Cousins’ inconsistent performance over the years (high highs, see the second half of this season, and very low lows) make me and many others distrustful of Spartan quarterbacks. This season Cook played well against Rutgers, Michigan, Indiana and Nebraska–throwing 11 touchdowns to just two interceptions in that stretch and threw for over 300 yards in every game; but struggled in some games too. He threw for under 200 yards in five different games last year, including a dismal 6-10 for 77 yards against Maryland. That said, it should be noted that he did have a shoulder injury at the end of the year that he was playing through. But here are the best moments of Cook this past year.
I have seen Cook as a high floor, low ceiling guy who might be good enough to stick around or be an okay starter, but not the franchise cornerstone. Might be an Andy Dalton-type guy at best. I don’t think the Texans should take him in round one, even though he likely won’t be there for them to take in the second.