Houston Texans nearly finished signing 2020 Draft class

Houston Texans, Jonathan Greenard(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Houston Texans, Jonathan Greenard(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

The Houston Texans have already signed a couple of their players from the 2020 NFL Draft.

The Houston Texans have signed their second rookie draft selection in former Florida Gators edge rusher, Jonathan Greenard, to four-year deal according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Texans selected Greenard with the 90th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Greenard was one of the better pass rushers still available on the board in the third round for the Texans.

Transferring from Louisville, Greenard made an immediate impact in his lone season with the Gators despite dealing with a wrist injury by finishing with 52 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, and leading the SEC with 9.5 sacks through 12 games.

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Greenard could be an exciting addition to Houston’s front seven and be part of the solution to the Texans’ problem of getting to the quarterback. The Texans ranked 26th overall in the league last year with 31 sacks and had very little pass rushers after J.J. Watt was placed on the injured reserve midseason with a torn pectoral muscle injury.

With Greenard already under contract, he will join former North Carolina Tar Heel offensive tackle Charlie Heck. Houston traded up in the fourth round with the Los Angeles Rams to select Heck with 126th pick in day three of the draft.

The Texans have their work cut out for them as they only have to sign three more players from this year’s draft class.

With Heck and Greenard already signed, the Texans still have to come to terms with former Penn State cornerback John Reid, Rhode Island wide receiver Isaiah Coulter, and former TCU defensive lineman Ross Blacklock.

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Although the Texans had one of the smallest draft classes in franchise history, this class has a lot of intriguing players to keep an eye on for this upcoming season.