1. Greg Little, Ole Miss
Greg Little is another player who could eventually turn into an excellent player, and if there is one thing the Houston Texans need, it is stability on the offensive line. Little is 6-5 and weighs in at 310 pounds, and not only that, the Texas native is athletic with a 5.33 40-yard dash time.
Lance Zierlein of NFL.com has compared Little to a former Texans great, Duane Brown, who had some great seasons with the franchise. He actually was traded to the Seattle Seahawks for the 54th overall pick, meaning this selection could come full-circle if the Texans select a player who is compared to Brown.
Zierlein also wrote the following about Little in his NFL.com draft profile of the Ole Miss tackle:
"“He will be an early starter at left tackle, but needs to improve his strength and eliminate his tendency to lean in order to reach the potential his physical and athletic traits offer.”"
The Texans could have a great chance to select Little here at 54th overall, and if that is the case, they need to take the chance on a player who has been described to have the abilities to stop the pass rush.
Some have Little projected in the first round, while a recent duel mock draft of Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. didn’t have Little picked in either the first or second round.
The Texans need to stop pass rushers from the edge and keep the pressure off Deshaun Watson, so selecting Little at 54th overall if he’s still on the board — or even trading up in the draft to take him — would be a solid move by the Texans to help in the repairing of their offensive line.