Houston Texans NFL Draft 2019: 3 offensive tackle options at No. 54
2. Kaleb McGary, Washington State
The selection of Kaleb McGary would be interesting here, but one that could really turn into a steal for the Texans if McGary develops into a player many believe he can become. Being 6-7 and weighing in at 317 pounds, McGary has the size to be a big-time player, but as a profile on CBS Sports says, he doesn’t have the same mobility as others.
CBS Sports wrote the following of McGary in their draft profile of him:
"“Poppy combo-blocker who’s very useful when asked to get to the second level but his feet stop moving at times when facing an outside speed rush.”"
What makes one wonder about this possible selection is do the Texans have the time right now to wait for McGary to develop as a tackle early in his career, and is he ready to start from day one after he receives coaching from the Texans if he were to be selected by the franchise with the 54th or 55th overall pick?
We all know the Texans need tackle help right now, but they also need to think about their long-term future as well, because the offense of the Texans is full of young talent with not a ton of NFL experience as Deshaun Watson, Will Fuller and Keke Coutee have less than 10 years combined in the NFL.
McGary will eventually be a solid and strong offensive lineman for any team that takes him in the 2019 NFL Draft, but it will be interesting to see if the Texans believe they can build him into being a starter on their line early in his career if they were to select him.