Houston Texans Morning Huddle–Texans trading up?
Here are your daily Texans stories for Tuesday.
2016 Mock Draft by Battle Red Blog
"Back in the dark days before your Houston Texans signed Brock Osweiler, there was debate amongst the fan base about whether the Texans should try to trade up in the first round to select a quarterback. One current mock draft predicts the Texans moving up the board, but not for a quarterback."
At this point, the Texans don’t need to trade up. If they are going after a receiver there are plenty to be had in the latter half of the first round. I suspect LaQuan Treadwell will be off the board, but guys like Michael Thomas, Will Fuller, Corey Coleman and more will be there. Why bother to trade up if you want a receiver? There are also plenty of defensive linemen that could be looked at in round one, such as Andrew Billings. But this draft is loaded with talent on the defensive line, so maybe waiting until the second round for a guy like Austin Johnson from Penn State would be smart. No reason to sacrifice picks this year considering the needs and depth in the draft at need positions.
Cornerback Duo Maintaining Excellence by Houstontexans.com
"Since Jackson and Joseph have manned the corners, Texans opponents have the lowest completion percentage in the NFL at 56.3 and the second-lowest net yards passing per game at 212.8."
It comes as no surprise that they have been that good, but they are not recognized nationally very much. More boisterous personalities like Richard Sherman and Josh Norman grab most of the cornerback headlines.
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Texans draft Priorities by Dakota Scott, Isportsweb
"The Houston Texans have been one of the most active NFL teams in this years offseason. Although the Texans have added some key players through free agency, they will need to have a successful draft this coming April in order to improve at every position."
Wide receiver, safety and running back are listed as the biggest needs. The first two yes, but I can’t see Houston going after a running back until round four at the earliest. Getting a center and depth on the defensive line are also key.