Todd McShay released 3 round mock, see who the Texans grab

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Do the Houston Texans have to take a quarterback early in this year’s NFL draft?

ESPN NFL draft expert Todd McShay posted a three round mock draft on Wednesday in which he made it clear that he wasn’t projecting players to go to certain teams but he was drafting players where he thinks they should go in order to fill a need.

You’ll notice that McShay has the Texans avoiding the quarterback position until the third round.

Here’s who McShay has the Texans picking as well his own explanation.

"Round 1 (25): Ryan Ramczyk, OT, WisconsinRound 2 (57): Josh Jones, S, North Carolina StateRound 3 (89): Joshua Dobbs, QB, TennesseeRamczyk, who played only one year of major college football after transferring from Division III, is a fringe first-round talent, but so was everyone else still on the board at No. 25 (yes, including the quarterbacks). Houston has a major need at right tackle. Does Ramczyk have the skill set to make that transition after playing on the left side in college? Private workouts could help sway teams one way or another. The Texans don’t have much experience at safety right now. Jones isn’t a finished product either, but his athleticism (4.41 40 at 220 pounds) and versatility are intriguing. Teams like the Texans, who don’t have a long-term answer at QB, should take a passer every single year, hence the selection of Dobbs. He has intriguing physical tools as a dual-threat QB, but he’s very much a work in progress as a passer."

There’s no doubt that McShay’s picks fill three major needs for the Texans.

In the first round Houston gets a player in Ramczyk that could come in right away and start at right tackle.

The Texans could also move Ramczyk to left tackle whenever Duane Brown’s time in Houston is over.

Safety Josh Jones would fill the void left behind after Quintin Demps left in free agency this offseason.

Jones ran an impressive 4.41 forty yard dash at this year’s scouting combine.

Jones is also a good all around safety that can play up in the box to support the run as well as cover tight ends and running backs.

Then finally the Texans get a quarterback in the third round by taking Josh Dobbs of Tennessee.

I honestly don’t like Dobbs’ chances at all when it comes to him developing into an NFL starting quarterback due to his lack of accuracy.

I know not one single quarterback in this year’s class is expected to start right away, but Dobbs is too much of a project for the Texans.  They need someone who could at least start in 2018.