Houston Texans Draft: 4 Bold predictions for 2020 NFL Draft

Head Coach Bill O'Brien of the Houston Texans. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Head Coach Bill O'Brien of the Houston Texans. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /
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Offensive Lineman John Simpson #74 of the Clemson Tigers (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) /

1. Texans Draft: Only offensive position drafted will be o-line

This Houston Texans draft has to have a main priority of making the defense better, and to do that, and if the previous prediction happens (trading all seventh-round picks), the Texans will only draft one offensive player in the 2020 NFL Draft.

No matter what Bill O’Brien is saying now, the Texans will draft players that can fill in holes where they are currently struggling, at least that makes the most sense. Most of those holes are on defense at edge rusher, secondary and the defensive line. That leaves very little room to add to the offense, and when they do make their one offensive selection, it will be for the offensive line, though drafting one of the many talented wide receivers is tempting.

The Texans could use an interior lineman with some potential, like John Simpson of Clemson, and Damien Lewis of LSU as both should be available in the third round. In the fourth round, players such as Jonah Jackson (Ohio State) or Ben Bredeson (Michigan) should be on the board.

The Texans depth at guard is so-so, and they could use some much-needed competition at right guard. This draft won’t have a lot of bells and whistles from the Texans draft decision makers, as the belief here is they will get better with players drafted for the defensive line, pass rush and offensive line.

Next. Texans Mock Draft: Defense needs to be the focus. dark

Building up those areas of the team is how championships are won, and that will be the focal point if the Texans want to win a third straight AFC South championship this upcoming season.