Round 2 (54th Overall from Seattle): Dalton Risner, OL, Kansas State
Lance Zierlein of NFL.com has offensive lineman Dalton Risner as a second-round selection, and the Houston Texans, as I’ve said many times this offseason, really need to have the offensive tackle/offensive guard on their radar.
For the Texans to have success this season, they really need to make their offensive line much better than a season ago. Not only were the sack numbers allowed high (65 total, including playoffs), but even more so, the unit last season never seemed to be just that – a well-functioning unit playing as a whole.
Risner was one of the best offensive linemen in all of college football last season and possesses a great ability to protect the passer. Houston could draft Andre Dillard in the first round, and when Day 2 arrives, use one of their two back-to-back picks in the second round to select Risner and really build their offensive line into something special.
The Pro Football Focus NFL Draft Guide has Risner with a pass-blocking efficiency grade of 99.3 and had a run-block success percentage of 93.7, and that is a player the Texans could really use on their roster in 2019 if still available in Round 2.