Round 7: (No. 220) Derrick Baity Jr., CB, Kentucky
Sticking to the ideology previously mentioned with Trayvon Mullen, the Houston Texans will be looking to add to their changing secondary and could look to shore up the group with its final selection. If Kentucky cornerback Derrick Baity Jr. slides to the Texans with their final selection, Houston should make the selection.
Baity has slid under-the-radar of multiple draft experts, but this 6-2 corner should be overlooked by Houston. Baity would bring aggressive energy to the Houston secondary that needs a hard mouth style player after the departure of Tyrann Mathieu, who left via free agency to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Due to his high level of play, Baity was often ignored on the field, only being targeted 45 times this past season. On those 45 passing attempts against him, Baity gave up an average of 4.3 yards per pass, and only surrendered one touchdown on the year. He held opposing quarterbacks to an average QB rating of 59.1 against him.
The Texans would be smart to add cornerback depth to their roster and their final pick of the 2019 NFL Draft just might be the spot to take a chance on a player who has been under-the-radar this entire draft process.
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