Houston Texans Mock Draft 2020: Before the NFL Combine

Julian Okwara #42 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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The 2020 NFL Draft is of great importance for the Houston Texans, but they will have to be smart when making their choices because they don’t have a first-round pick.

For the Houston Texans, they will need to greatly depend on making smart, educated and correct choices when the 2020 NFL Draft arrives. After trading their next two first-round picks last offseason for Laremy Tunsil, the Texans have very little room for error with their current six picks at their disposal in this year’s draft.

For instance, the Texans’ first choice won’t be until 57th overall in the second round, and from there they have the 90th overall pick in the third round, and on day three of the 2020 NFL Draft the Texans currently have four picks.

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Houston will be adding to their draft choices with a handful of picks to be added with the compensatory selections that will be sent their way, but until then, the current number of draft choices the Texans have is six.

Now the question is where should the Texans go with their choice? In mid-February, the consensus in varying mock drafts seems to be the Texans should select a running back with their second-round choice.

That type of choice is all well and good, but what about an edge rusher for the defense? if the Texans ever want to make more noise than they did in the playoffs this past season, the more power and speed at the edge, the better it will be when they are battling for another AFC South championship and battling to get past the likes of the Kansas City Chiefs to make it past the Divisional Round.

It is understandable the Texans need more at running back too, but the talent at running back can be found in the later rounds, though adding to the defense is key to this offseason being a success, and that will start in the second round.

Next is the first mock draft by the Toro Times this offseason, as the Texans currently have their aforementioned six draft choices in front of them. Here are players who might end up on the Texans’ roster, or nonetheless players they should be heavily interested in for the 2020 NFL Draft.