Houston Texans: 3-Round Mock Draft following Week 14

SOUTH BEND, IN - NOVEMBER 10: Julian Love #27 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish tackles George Campbell #11 of the Florida State Seminoles in the second quarter of the game at Notre Dame Stadium on November 10, 2018 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
SOUTH BEND, IN - NOVEMBER 10: Julian Love #27 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish tackles George Campbell #11 of the Florida State Seminoles in the second quarter of the game at Notre Dame Stadium on November 10, 2018 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /
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NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 17: Julian Love #27 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish takes down Taj Harris #80 of the Syracuse Orange during their game at Yankee Stadium on November 17, 2018 in New York, New York. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 17: Julian Love #27 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish takes down Taj Harris #80 of the Syracuse Orange during their game at Yankee Stadium on November 17, 2018 in New York, New York. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images) /

Round 2 (Via Seattle Seahawks)
Julian Love, Cornerback, Notre Dame

There is a possibility that Kareem Jackson doesn’t return to the Houston Texans in 2019, which is why there is a good chance the Texans replace him in his potential departure through the NFL Draft, and this is a good spot to do so with the first of their two picks in the round.

Julian Love of Notre Dame could be the player who the Texans select in the draft for his overall athleticism and ability. The issue with Love is that he is just 5-11, but playing at Notre Dame has given him the opportunity to show his abilities on a national stage.

In three seasons at Notre Dame, Love has 174 total tackles (124 solo) with six tackles for loss, five interceptions, 38 passes defensed, four fumble recoveries and two touchdowns. Love has also two forced fumbles in his career.

This season, as a junior, Love has played in 12 games where he’s collected 61 tackles, three tackles for a loss, one interception, three fumble recoveries and one forced fumble. He’s also recovered a fumble for a touchdown in 2018.

A team can never have too many cornerbacks available on their roster, especially having to face Andrew Luck and T.Y. Hilton of the Indianapolis Colts twice a season. Having two second-round picks at their disposal, the Texans would be smart to look for a cornerback in this round.

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