A.J. Terrell, Cornerback, Clemson
Another player projected to be selected in the second round is A.J. Terrell of Clemson, and cornerback is a spot on the roster the Houston Texans need to add more than just one player to show improvement.
Terrell in 2019 totaled 24 solo tackles, had two interceptions and had three passes defensed. The previous year of 2018 Terrell had 40 solo tackles, two forced fumbles, three interceptions, one touchdown and three passes defensed.
Marino also says the following about Terrell in his draft profile:
"“Has the ideal size for the position and he transitions well for a taller corner. Effective leveraging outside releases, layering coverage and squeezing routes.”"
Saying he is the ideal size for the position (6-1, 190 pounds) and the comparison of Kirkpatrick means the Texans would receiver a solid choice with upside in the second round if cornerback is the direction they choose.
Ahmed Shifa of Sports Illustrated had this to say about Terrell in being “underrated” in a recent article:
"“Terrell is a somewhat underrated option but is one who could surprise quite a few people with his play at the next level.”"
Terrell has proven in the past at the collegiate level he’s capable of success, and if that is the case and transitions to the NFL in 2020 the Texans might have a steal on their hands if they were to select Terrell if he were still available with the 57th overall choice.
All in all, the odds of the Texans getting a solid player in the second round is on their side, but the question which remains is which direction will they go, because that sets the tone for the rest of the draft.