Houston Texans NFL Draft 2019: 3 offensive tackle options at No. 54
The Houston Texans hold back-to-back picks in the 2019 NFL Draft, and their first second-round pick could be an offensive tackle at 54th overall.
For argument’s sake, let’s say the Houston Texans draft a position other than offensive tackle in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. If that happens, that means the Texans should look at using one of their two second-round picks on an offensive linemen, preferably an offensive tackle in the second with the 54th or 55th overall pick.
With that said, who should the Texans be interested in picking with one of those two second-round selections? There should be a good core of players left in the second round for the Texans to pick when pertaining the offensive tackle pool. Most likely players like Jawaan Taylor (Florida), Jonah Williams (Alabama), Andre Dillard (Washington State) and Cody Ford (Oklahoma) will be selected in the first round and off the board by the time the Texans select in the second round.
Remember, this list is if the Texans decide to skip selecting an offensive tackle in the first round and decide to start working on the offensive line in the second round. Also don’t forget the Texans saw quarterback Deshaun Watson be sacked 62 times during the regular season, plus a few more times during their one playoff game.
Though it was evident not all of the sacks to Watson were all on the offensive line, it is safe to say many of those sacks were the fault of an offensive line that needs to do better at pass protection, which makes draft an offensive tackle in the second round and no later than that.
In a recent dueling mock draft on ESPN.com, the draft experts of Mel Kiper and Todd McShay both predicted this time the Texans would be selecting an offensive tackle in the first round in Dillard of Washington State.
Last month, NFL.com analyst Bucky Brooks has the Texans selecting cornerback Greedy Williams at cornerback in the first round at 23rd overall, so that would force the Texans to draft offensive tackle in the second round with one of their two selections.
This entire process is exciting and fun to dissect for the fact nobody but the coaches and front office of the Texans really know what they are going to do, or at the very least, what direction they are leaning. Listed next are three offensive tackle prospects for selection in the second round at 54th overall.