Looking at NFL Draft prospects being mocked to the Houston Texans

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Damon Arnette, CB, Ohio State

(Houston Chronicle – Aaron Wilson)

This take on the second round of the Houston Texans draft sees Houston leaning toward a defensive player with the 40th overall pick and the Texans drafting from the Big Ten with Ohio State cornerback Damon Arnette.

The Texans really do need to bring in and draft a cornerback with one of their two second-round choices, and Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle believes that is what the Texans draft will look like at 40th overall.

What there is to like about this Texans draft choice in this mock draft is the fact Arnette wouldn’t need to be “the guy” so to speak this upcoming season for the Texans, and he would have a chance to have progression within the secondary of Houston.

Arnette in his final season at Ohio State totaled 35 tackles, one interception and one touchdown, along with having eight passes defensed and one forced fumble. In four seasons with OSU, Arnette collected 22 passes defensed, five interceptions and two forced fumbles.

Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State

(Houston Chronicle – Aaron Wilson)

Here is another Texans draft that believes they will pursue a wide receiver in the second round, possibly with the 57th overall pick in the draft. Again, the Texans will have to look at a wide receiver at some point in the second round, right?

If so, Brandon Aiyuk of Arizona State enters the conversation with two seasons under his belt at Arizona State, where he collected 98 receptions for 1,666 yards and 11 touchdowns combined for the 2018 and 2019 seasons. In 2019 as a senior, Aiyuk — who is 6’1, 206 pounds — finished with 65 receptions for 1,192 yards and eight touchdowns.

It is no secret the Texans draft must include some sort of replacement for DeAndre Hopkins, and though Aiyuk wouldn’t be Hopkins, he still could be a solid player in this draft.