Houston Texans: 3-Round Mock Draft following Week 14
Greg Little, Offensive Tackle, Ole Miss
If the Houston Texans were making a pick right now, they would be selecting a player with the 27th overall pick, and the way they should go with this very first pick is by drafting the very best offensive tackle available at this point of the draft.
The Texans could trade up from their most likely 20-32 draft selection, and they’d be very smart to do so to make sure they can draft Ole Miss offense tackle Greg Little. The Texans need a player to come in and protect franchise quarterback Deshaun Watson, who has already been sacked nearly 50 times in 13 games this season.
That is where the 6-6, 325-pound Little comes to play, and he is very much worth moving up in the draft to select him if he’s not available at the 27th overall selection, which he most likely won’t be.
Little has played three seasons for Ole Miss and according to Todd McShay of ESPN.com is the top offensive lineman entering the NFL Draft. McShay wrote of Little on his overall draft board:
"“A smooth mover for his size, he can be outstanding in pass protection if he gets a little better with his hands.”"
The Texans have the draft choices to move up in the draft, and if they can get Little in this draft, the offense would automatically improve from where they currently are, which at times is good and at other times not so much.
The top need for the Texans in this draft is a potential franchise left tackle, and Little could fill that role for the Texans from the first time he takes the field in practice for the Texans.