3. Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida
Since the Houston Texans hold the 23rd overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the only way they’d be able to select Jawaan Taylor and add him to their roster is to trade up a lot higher in the draft. That is a tough task to do, but how many times will the Texans have a chance to gain a potential franchise tackle to protect their franchise quarterback for many years to come?
The most important part of this offseason is to make the offensive line better, stronger and by all means gain talented players who won’t let quarterback Deshaun Watson be sacked 60-plus times in the regular season.
A player like Taylor is a huge step in the right direction for the Texans as they repair their offensive line. Vinnie Iyer of The Sporting News has Taylor ranked 10th overall on his “draft big board,” writing the following on Taylor:
"“Taylor offers great agility, smarts and technique to handle most athletic edge-rushers given his size at 6-5, 334 pounds. He has been rising up boards as scouts learn he can be more than just a right tackle.”"
That is a player the Texans could really use, and having young players like Watson, Will Fuller and Keke Coutee on the offensive roster, plus the best wide receiver in all of the NFL in DeAndre Hopkins, a move like this could really help change the Texans franchise to the better, starting in 2019.