Houston Texans: 3 Late round edge rushers for 2020 NFL Draft

Bryce Huff #55 of the Memphis Tigers (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)
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Bryce Huff #55 of the Memphis Tigers (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images) /

The Houston Texans draft should include an edge rusher late in the three-day 2020 NFL Draft to build depth on the defense.

Let’s get one thing out in the open when it comes to the Houston Texans draft for 2020, and that is nothing is for certain with Bill O’Brien calling all the shots as both the official general manager and the head coach.

One that that should happen is on Day 2 of the 2020 NFL Draft is the Texans draft choices should include a pass rusher off the edge. The reason is that type skill set from a player is a must for this franchise to be successful for many years to come.

That said, the Texans draft should also include a pass rusher on Day 3 of the annual selection process as well. The Texans need to have much better depth and competition for players on the edge of the defense, and players who can put heavy pressure on the opposing quarterback.

Finding a “sleeper” or “steal” on the third day of the draft isn’t easy as in-depth scouting, doing homework, and some luck is involved.

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No team in the draft likes to tip their own hand at any point of the draft, and that is of great importance on all three days of the NFL Draft. To a degree, the third day of the draft is maybe the most important day of all as rosters are said to be built during this part of the three-day event.

That brings us to how the Texans draft could look like. Who might be available on the third day in the later rounds of the draft for the Texans to hit the jackpot on in terms of finding an excellent pass rusher is a guessing game to say the least.

Next are three pass rushers in the 2020 NFL Draft who could be the “diamonds in the rough,” or “a sleeper” as they could surprise the NFL with the style of play, no matter what their draft profile or grade says about their projected abilities at the NFL level.