How were the Houston Texans graded following the 2019 NFL Draft?
Many different NFL experts had varying draft grades for the Houston Texans following the 2019 NFL Draft.
In looking at various media outlets when it pertains to the Houston Texans and how they were graded following the 2019 NFL Draft, there is a wide range of grades from a top-rated A grade all the way to a mind-boggling failing grade, which is tough to grasp.
The Texans made a total of seven draft picks in the 2019 NFL Draft, including two picks in the second round and no picks in the fourth round. During the three-day event, the Texans didn’t make any trades for picks, as their fourth-round pick was lost during a trade deadline deal last October.
The picks the Texans made were the following:
• Round 1: Tytus Howard (23rd overall), OT, Alabama State (Draft Grade)
• Round 2: Lonnie Johnson (54th overall), CB, Kentucky (Draft Grade)
• Round 2: Max Scharping (55th overall), OT, Northern Illinois (Draft Grade)
• Round 3: Kahale Warring (86th overall), TE, San Diego State (Draft Grade)
• Round 5: Charles Omenihu (161st overall), DE, Texas (Draft Grade)
• Round 6: Xavier Crawford (196th overall), CB, Central Michigan (Draft Grade)
• Round 7: Cullen Gillaspia (220th overall), RB, Texas A&M (Draft Grade)
As for how various media outlets graded the Texans, here is how those grades looked:
• FanSided.com (Conor Dorney): B+
• Touchdown Wire USA Today (Doug Farrar): C
• CBS Sports (Pete Prisco): C-
• ESPN.com (Mel Kiper): C+
• Sporting News (Nicholas McGee): B+
• NFL.com (Chad Reuter): C+
• Walter Football: F
• Sports Illustrated (Andy Benoit): B
• San Diego Union Tribune (Eddie Brown): C-
• Bleacher Report (Ian Wharton): C-
• Pro Football Focus: Below Average
• Fantasy Pros (Mike Tagilere): A-
• Houston Chronicle (John McClain): B-
• Battle Red Blog (Matt Weston): C+
It seems the consensus for a draft grade in the media is average at best, as the top grade for the Texans is tough to see, and the failing grade makes zero to no sense at this point of the draft class process.
The Texans may have not drafted every player they needed, and they did seem to jump the gun where they selected a tight end to add to their roster, but the players they selected have potential with some work.
Maybe that is the best way for the Texans to be looked at following the draft — potential — because the Texans did fill a need on the offensive line and at cornerback, but patience will be needed for the players selected because they will need time to hone their skills at the NFL level.
The most pressure on a player has to be Howard because he not only is being expected to make the offensive line improved from last season, he has the pressure of being a first-round pick for the Texans where they passed on better-known names.
I am more in the camp the Texans draft grade as of now is a B- to C+ range because of the potential some of the players the Texans drafted. Howard is a long-term solution in the Texans’ eyes, so he doesn’t have to be Duane Brown right off the bat as he has the best value to the team in year one, possibly at right tackle.
Where do you have the Texans graded? What were your favorite and least favorite picks made by the Texans? What are your thoughts on the national grades given to the Texans by the media?