There are many offensive tackles the Houston Texans should be scouting before the 2019 NFL Draft and one of the better ones could be available at No. 23.
The million dollar question for the Houston Texans this offseason entering the 2019 NFL Draft is not just who they will select in the first round, but will they draft one of their biggest needs and improve their offensive line?
One of the players who could be available with he 23rd overall selection of the 2019 NFL Draft is Jonah Williams of the Alabama Crimson Tide, though it will be very close as to if he’d be available in the early 20’s where the Texans current reside in the draft.
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In his most current mock draft, Ryan Wilson of CBSSports.com has Williams being selected at No. 17 overall by the New York Giants, using one of the draft picks they obtained from the Cleveland Browns last week when the Giants traded Odell Beckham Jr.
Wilson of CBS Sports wrote the following about Williams in his mock draft that was released on Monday:
"“Williams can play right tackle in the NFL and even kick inside to guard if needed.”"
This issue with that is do the Texans really need a right tackle right now via the first round of the draft?
Should the Texans even draft a tackle in the first round? They possibly could draft a cornerback as the defense needs work in the secondary too.
Williams was an All-America selection this past season at Alabama. Williams this past season was graded by Pro Football Focus with a pass blocking grade of 98.7 and also according to PFF, he allowed just six QB hits and five sacks in four seasons at Alabama, including no sacks in 2018.
Gaining a player like Williams though could be huge for the Texans because they currently have the following roster at right and left tackles: Seantrel Henderson and Roderick Johnson at right tackle and at left tackle the Texans have Julie’n Davenport, Martinis Rankin and Rick Leonard as listed at OurLads.com.
One way or another Williams could be available to the Texans when their turn in the first round arrives, and they would be smart to really take a close look at him this offseason — even if they sign a veteran through free agency.
As proved last year a a young quarterback, added with some poor offensive line play leads to a lot of headaches, and unnecessary quarterback pressures which messes up the flow on offense and that showed for the Texans last season.
What are your thoughts on Williams being a possible draft choice by the Texans in the first round?
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