Looking at NFL Draft prospects being mocked to the Houston Texans

Neville Gallimore of Oklahoma (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Neville Gallimore of Oklahoma (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /
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Houston Texans Denzel Mims
Wide Receiver Denzel Mims #15 from Baylor (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) /

Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor

(Houston Chronicle – John McClain)

It is no secret the Texans are in the market for a wide receiver after trading DeAndre Hopkins last month. That means with one of the second-round picks, the Houston Texans draft pick could be a new receiver, and that player just might be Denzel Mims of Baylor.

Mims is described as a player who can be a starter within his first two seasons in the NFL, and the Dangerfield, Texas native stands at 6’3, 207 pounds, meaning he provides a good target for his quarterback. Mims is also fast with a 4.38 40-yard dash and has a vertical jump of 38.5 inches.

NFL.com draft analyst Lance Zierlein also compares Mims to Tre’Quan Smith as Mims is described by the analyst as having an “above-average combination of size and speed.”

Neville Gallimore, DT, Oklahoma

(Houston Chronicle – John McClain)

With the Texans draft including two selections in the second round, another player John McClain of the Houston Chronicle sees the Texans selecting in the 2020 NFL Draft with the 57th overall selection is Neville Gallimore, a defensive tackle from Oklahoma.

The Texans are in the market for a defensive tackle after losing D.J. Reader to the Cincinnati Bengals in free agency, so replacing the overall abilities of Reader won’t be easy, no matter what the rotation of tackles the Texans might use this season.

With Gallimore, the draft profile he received from Zierlein and NFL.com is he is a “developmental prospect.” Zierlein wrote the following on the defensive tackle on NFL.com:

"“his NFL potential may be limited by a lack of leverage and contact balance …”"

These are two interesting choices for sure for the Houston Texans draft to start out with if it were to happen, but unless there is a sure bet at defensive tackle in the second round, the Texans should wait until later in the draft to look into that direction of their defense.