Houston Texans: 7-Round Mock Draft 1.0
Round 3: Benny Snell, RB, Kentucky
The Houston Texans need some help at running back, as they once again didn’t have the player needed to become a difference maker for an entire season. The duo of Lamar Miller and Alfred Blue did all right this season, but the Texans need more from their running game if they really want to be contenders in 2019.
Miller was the leading rusher for the Texans this past season, averaging 4.6 yards per carry for 973 yards in the season. Miller totaled four games of 100 or more yards rushing this past season but inconsistently hampered his overall production.
That bring us to Benny Snell as the choice for the Texans in the third round. Snell had a very good season for the Kentucky Wildcats in 2018 and for his career as well, with three consecutive 1,000-plus yard rushing seasons while playing in the SEC in his three years at Kentucky.
Snell’s season included seven games of 100-plus yards rushing, with a season-high 175 yards against the Florida Gators on Sept. 8. He ended the season with three straight games of 100-plus yards rushing in games, including 144 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 26 carries against Penn State in the Citrus Bowl on New Years Day.
Snell also totaled 17 receptions this past season, which really jumps off the page, including during the season having a six-reception game against Tennessee . Also this season, Snell had a four-reception game vs. Texas A&M, so catching the ball out of the backfield could be something that interests the Texans.
A dual threat like Snell could be a nice fit here with their third-round pick of the 2019 NFL Draft if he is still on the board. Next is the Round 5 pick for the Texans, as they traded their fourth-round pick for Demaryius Thomas during the regular season.