Here are your daily Texans stories to kick off your week:
Texans Hold Cheerleader Tryouts by CW Houston
"Hundreds of hopeful dancers competed Saturday afternoon at the 2016 Houston Texans Cheerleader Tryouts. Saturday’s event had three rounds of judging and on Monday, there will be a final competition.“This year’s special because we have the Super Bowl coming to town, and we’re going to Mexico City to play a game,” Houston Texans Cheerleader programs manager Alto Gary said."
The players might not be fighting for spots on the team until the summer time when training camp begins, but it already has started for the other group on the sidelines.
Worst Texans Draft Picks Ever by Josh Criswell, FanSided
"Despite making only three appearances in their 14-year existence, the Houston Texans have enjoyed a handful of successful moments in the NFL Draft.In their second year in the league, the Texans drafted a wide receiver in Andre Johnson who could very well find his way to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. And just five years into his NFL career, 2011 first round pick J.J Watt already appears on his way to Canton, Ohio, having grabbed three Defensive Player of the Year awards by age 27."
Hard to argue with most of the names on this list. However, the one at the top might be a little unfair because the failures of the team when he was in Houston were not all on his shoulders.
Rick Smith a Consensus Builder for Draft by John McClain, Houston Chronicle
"The Texans are preparing for their 10th draft under general manager Rick Smith, and it is safe to say this draft should be tilted toward offense.Smith has overseen nine drafts with Gary Kubiak and Bill O’Brien as head coaches, and seven of his first-round picks have been defensive players."
If he does look at offense, receiver or center will be key areas to look at. The former will depend on how much they believe in Jaelen Strong, because if they still like him then I doubt they use a first rounder on a receiver. Tight end is also a need but there is not one worthy of the #22 pick.