Intriguing options for Texans in Day 2

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 30: Tight end Mike Gesicki
GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 30: Tight end Mike Gesicki /

Texans hold a bounty of draft picks in Day two and Day three in the 2018 NFL Draft.

There are no leaks as of now if they will trade up or down this Friday, but they are several talented players available that fill a need on this team.

Day 2 trade up prospects:

Connor Williams OT-Texas

Draft experts and NFL executives across the league cannot deny the talent Williams displayed in 2016.

Injuries sadly derailed him in 2017. Williams was pegged by many draft pundits as a candidate to move to guard, however, he does have the physical tools to remain at tackle.

Mike Gesicki TE- Penn State

Gesicki is another one of those tremendous talents that slipped out of the first round.

Like Jimmy Graham, he doesn’t offer much of a hand as a blocker in the run game. Yet he won’t need to due to how much he can change the momentum of the game as a threat in the air.

There aren’t plenty of linebackers or defensive backs that can defend a 6’7 tight end that moves like a slot receiver.

The Texans have all the scouting  information they need with head coach Bill O’Brien recruiting him to Penn State.

Dallas Goedert TE- South Dakota

As a fellow Houstonian, I can’t say I approve of his first name, but if he can help the Texans, bring him in!

In all seriousness, Goedert faced inferior competition at the FCS level, but he has the physical tools to be a complete tight end at the next level.

Trade up assets:

3rd Round (68th)
3rd Round (80th via Seattle)
3rd Round (98th, compensatory)
4th Round (103rd)
6th Round (177th)
6th Round (211th, compensatory)
6th Round (214th, compensatory)
7th Round (222nd)

2019 2nd Round (via Seattle)

Texans have more than enough picks to move up in the draft. A hypothetical but interesting idea is including their 2019 pick from the Seattle Seahawks.

They could ideally package that with their 2018 fourth rounder, and keep all their third rounders this year.