4 mistakes the Houston Texans must avoid in the off-season
By Avery Duncan
Not drafting a running back
Not only is Lamar Miller set to be a free agent in 2020, D’Onta Foreman is also recovering from a torn Achilles, making running back a growing need for the Houston Texans. Although, they could fix that in the 2019 draft, as the current crop of soon to be NFL rookie running backs looks to be a good one.
Drafting a running back in the first two rounds would be a mistake — that’s reserved for the offensive line and cornerback. Therefore, talented Alabama back Joshua Jacobs will likely be off the board when the Texans do decide to add to their running game. But, there are some options that have the potential to be a feature back for the Texans after the second round.
Such players include Rodney Anderson, David Montgomery, Darrell Henderson, Benny Snell, Trayveon Williams, and Devin Singletary; all of whom I believe have the potential to carve a meaningful role in the NFL. For the Texans, adding one of the backs previously mentioned in the third round could pay off to be a smart investment, much like the Saints, Steelers, and Chiefs in 2017 when they drafted Alvin Kamara, James Conner, and Kareem Hunt, respectively.