The Houston Texans are hoping they made the correct decisions during the NFL Draft as some of the rookies will be making an impact for the 2019 season.
The Houston Texans selected seven players during last week’s 2019 NFL Draft, giving the franchise some new faces and also some hope to help the team move on to the next step of their franchise progression.
Houston made some picks for their offensive line that hopefully will make a difference in offensive tackles Tytus Howard in the first round and Max Scharping in the second round, as it is uncertain just how quickly they can make the line at positions where they can make the largest impact for the Texans in 2019.
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The Texans not only needed help at the offensive line, but they added players in other areas of the lineup too, including the secondary, defensive line and even on the offense at tight end, one year removed after drafting two players at the position.
With that stated, the Texans did need to make themselves better at cornerback, which they believe they did with the selection of Lonnie Johnson Jr. in the second round with the 54th pick, and they added Xavier Crawford in the sixth round at 196th overall.
Houston needs some of the above rookies to make an impact on the roster in 2019 as some units last season underperformed, while others have lost players in free agency and now others must step up and fill the voids left by the departing players.
Looking to not only repeat as AFC South champions, but to gain wins in the playoffs, the Texans did what they felt best in free agency and the NFL Draft. Now the ensuing three players will have the largest and biggest impact for the Texans in 2019 as many wait for the season to begin on Monday Night Football against the New Orleans Saints on Sept. 9.