Houston Texans Mock Draft 3.0: Do surprises await at 2019 NFL Draft?
It is still a mystery as to whom the Houston Texans will select in the 2019 NFL Draft, as the first round will set the tone for how they attack in adding to their roster.
Just who will the Houston Texans be selecting in the 2019 NFL Draft, as the three-day event starts on Thursday, April 25 and rolls through Saturday, April 27 in Nashville, Tennessee? As for overall team need, if the Texans draft that way — well, the pick should be either an offensive lineman (preferably an offensive tackle) or they could select a cornerback with the 23rd overall selection.
What makes this year’s NFL Draft so much more exciting for Texans fans is they don’t have to wait until Round 3 for the team to make a selection like last year when the Texans didn’t have a draft choice in the first two rounds.
This year, what if the Texans draft the best player available at 23rd overall, followed by a second round where they have two picks, back to back, where they draft the offensive tackle and cornerback they need? What if the Texans add another offensive weapon for quarterback Deshaun Watson to throw the football to? What if the Texans decide they can wait until the 54th and 55th overall picks to get some players they need if the right player is still left on the board in Round 1 who isn’t a tackle or cornerback?
Sure, teams need to draft for need, but they also can’t let a potential player who could become a game changer pass them by, either. To this day, former and current general managers still talk in regret about how they let Randy Moss pass them by in the 1998 NFL Draft, and he was by far the best player available left on the board for many teams back then.
The Texans can’t let team need for today affect their long-term future, so maybe selecting the best player available — within reason, of course — could end up being the best move for them overall.
This time, we will be using FanSpeak’s On the Clock Mock Draft Simulator for the third installment of a seven-round Texans mock draft, and here are the results for those selections.