Houston Texans draft: What to love, what to hate
By Randy Gurzi
Where’s the defense?
The Texans sure did make some splashy picks this past weekend, but what has to be a little unnerving for fans was the lack of attention to the defensive side of the ball. Sure, they may have hit a home run with Reader from Clemson, but he was just one of two selections used on that side of the ball.
What other selection did Houston use for a defender? It was their other fifth round choice, which was used on K.J. Dillon, a safety from West Virginia. Now in all fairness, the Texans defense was great last season, but they lost a starting defensive end in Jared Crick and were already thin on the d-line.
They also cut safety Rahim Moore, which needed to be done, and Dillon most likely won’t be able to step right in and start for the team. The defense should still be good, but it’s always a great idea to continue to add talent. The worry here could be the extra focus on offense in the draft and offseason could see the defense failing to live up to their own expectations.
It would have been nice to see Houston try and make some maneuvers to get some more help along the defensive line. They seemed set at running back and after picking Fuller, their receiver corps was fantastic. Looking to the defense earlier may not have been a terrible idea by general manager Rick Smith and company.
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