Houston Texans Mock Draft: Defense needs to be the focus

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Round 4: Kenny Robinson Jr., Safety, West Virginia/XFL

(111th overall pick)

The Texans need to keep adding to the depth of their defense because that unit is worse off than the offense entering the 2020 NFL Draft, and you would assume that is what the Texans draft makers know, too.

Here is a unique selection for the fourth round, but one that could pay dividends sooner rather than later as he’s played professional football in the XFL this past spring.

Dane Brugler of The Athletic believes there is room for improvement with Robinson, but also says he’s a “ballhawk.”

On Robinson’s XFL team page, the 6’2”, 198-pound safety had a combined 21 tackles, two interceptions and one sack in five games played for the St. Louis Battlehawks.

This is the style of player the Texans draft decision makers must add to their roster. The Texans secondary didn’t intimidate many teams last season, and at times the defense failed in some of the biggest games, including a regular-season game against the Baltimore Ravens and of course the playoff loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

For the Texans to take the next step, depth in the secondary is of vast importance, so selecting Robinson here isn’t such a bad idea.