Houston Texans getting good haul trading their fourth rounder

Houston Texans, Bill O’Brien (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)
Houston Texans, Bill O’Brien (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images) /

The Houston Texans made an excellent decision in trading back in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft to get more draft picks in the mid-rounds.

The Houston Texans were slotted to have the fifth overall pick in the fourth after acquiring the selection last season from the Miami Dolphins in the blockbuster trade for left tackle Laremy Tunsil.

However, Houston has traded the draft pick back to the Dolphins in return for two selections in the latter part of the fourth round. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reported the Texans will be sending the 111th pick for the 136th and 141st picks. The Dolphins selected offensive guard Solomon Kindley from Georgia Bulldogs’ football program.

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This trade is a great haul by Bill O’Brien in his first draft as a general manager as he will now have two selections in the Top 150 picks in the draft. Texans drafted two great prospects in Ross Blacklock and Jonathan Greenard on day two of the draft. Now the Texans will have two bites at the apple in the fourth round that is still loaded talent.

Texans were entering the draft with seven selections and now they added another mid-round draft pick that could be used to select another player that is rated high on their draft board. Despite all the criticism that O’Brien could deserve for questionable decisions, he has done a great job up to this point obtaining draft picks, and not being overeager in his drafting style.

Houston can go many different ways with two draft picks in the fourth round and could go from to address their offense for the first time in this draft or continue to fortify their defense

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Barring any trade, the Texans will now have the 136th, 141st, 171st, 240th, 248th, and 250th draft picks in the 2020 NFL Draft.