4 Players the Texans Should Target on Day 2 of the NFL Draft

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There is plenty of great talent still left in the 2017 NFL draft for the Houston Texans.

With day two of the 2017 NFL draft only a few hours away from kicking off, I’ve come up with four players the Houston Texans should target heading into the second and third round.

While it’s great that the Texans have a new franchise quarterback in Deshaun Watson, they need to get him some offensive line help.

Here are the players the Texans should target:

Troy, OT, Antonio Garcia

Garcia would be a nice pick for Houston if he slides down to them in the second round.  I don’t believe he’ll fall into the third round, so round two is the place to take him.

The great thing about Garcia is how athletic he is and the fact that he has great lateral movement with his feet. But there are concerns about his weight.  It’s not that he’s too big, but some people are worried that he won’t be able to keep his weight up enough in the NFL.

Garcia measured in at 6-foot-6, 302 pounds at the combine, but one scout says he was at 290 during the fall.  That’s a little light for the NFL. He needs to stay above 300 pounds.  The 310 pound area would be ideal.

Florida, S, Marcus Maye

The Texans certainly need to find a replacement for Quintin Demps and Maye could end up being that guy.

Maye is an instinctive player that already has an NFL frame to come in right away and make an impact. He also does a great job of recognizing patterns in both zone and man coverage.

The issue with Maye is that he can get a little lost while trying to track a receiver as well as the ball at the same time.

Washington , CB, Sidney Jones

Jones was a lock to go in the first round, but suffered an Achilles injury during his pro day.  He would be a steal in the second or possibly third round if he were to fall that far.

Jones ran a 4.47 forty yard dash at the combine and is a physical corner that isn’t afraid to make contact with receivers within the first five yards. He also does a great job of staying with the receiver he’s covering because of his ability to move his feet quick enough to change direction on a dime.

The bad thing about Jones is that he doesn’t have a big frame and like i mentioned is coming off of a torn Achilles and will need to get stronger to compete at a high level in the NFL.

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Texas, RB, D’Onta Foreman

There’s no doubt that running back Lamar Miller could use some help in the Texans’ back field and Foreman could be the guy.

Foreman is a big bruising back that is also very athletic for his size due to his quick feet that enable him to slide, shift and turn very quickly.

One of the knocks on Foreman is that he isn’t decisive and physical enough in between the tackles.

Comment below on who you want the Texans to take on day two of the NFL draft.