Texans patch defensive line, add offensive weapons in 7-round mock draft
By Cory Kinnan
Round 3, Pick 67: Joe Tryon, EDGE, Washington
The Texans just have to get better off the edge defensively; plain and simple.
With no cap space and no first or second round pick, that will get more difficult for the Texans, however, Washington’s Joe Tryon has the potential to be a steal at the midway point of day-two. While Tryon opted out after just two seasons with the Huskies, his tape is a world of fun, and he has the athletic ability to make a splash with his testing numbers.
The 6-foot-5 and 262 pound edge rusher racked up eight sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss in his first full season as a starter in 2019 in Seattle. He has great bend and burst, and uses his hands quite well off the edge. He is this writer’s current EDGE7 at this point in the pre-draft process.
Currently the Texans are starting the veteran in Whitney Mercilus and Brennen Scarlett off the edge in their 3-4 defense. Tryon could come in day-one, and take over the JACK role from Scarlett, starting opposite of Mercilus. Tryon has had a whole year to prepare for the pre-draft process, and should he fall to pick 67, the Texans should be all over him.