Texans 7-round mock draft with Deshaun Watson trade scenario
By Cory Kinnan
Round 2, Pick 36: Wyatt Davis, OG, Ohio State
After passing on offensive line help with the third overall pick, the Texans come on the clock with the 36th overall pick with guard help squarely in their sights. Currently starting Zach Fulton and Max Scharping at the guard positions, both left much to be desired this season for the Texans. While Scharping is still young and has time to rebound, Fulton can be parted from for just less than a million dollars in dead cap.
Strapped for cash, this may be a move the Texans take in order to clear $3 million in cap space. With the 36th overall pick in this mock draft, the Texans take Ohio State guard Wyatt Davis. Dominant and scheme diverse, Davis is a day-one starter who has the ability to dominate as a rookie and beyond.
Round 3, Pick 67: Hunter Long, TE, Boston College
The best tight end not named Kyle Pitts or Pat Freiermuth is Boston College’s Hunter Long. Some may say it is a hot take to have him over Miami’s Brevin Jordan, but between the stripes Long has the ability to dominate at every level of the field. This is the direction the Texans turn here with their third round pick, upgrading over the likes of Jordan Akins and Darren Fells.
On the season, the 6-foot-5 and 253 pound redshirt junior tight end racked up 57 catches for 685 yards and five touchdowns for the Eagles. While the NFL Scouting Combine will not take place, Long will still get the opportunity to prove he is plenty athletic as well. From Boston College to Houston, he comes off the board with the 67th overall pick here.