Texans land Kyle Pitts and more in 2021 NFL Mock Draft with a twist
By Brian Emory
Round 4, Pick 108: Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford
Houston’s secondary woes throughout the 2020 season have been well documented. The Texans had one of the five worst secondaries in the league last year. Considering teams are starting to pass the ball and more and more every year, you won’t be winning many games with such a porous secondary.
Bradley Roby performed admirably at the position last year, but the Texans do not currently have another good cornerback to pair him with.
Adebo is a very intriguing prospect at this juncture. Standing at 6-foot-1, Adebo has terrific size and length for the position. He also produced at a high level at Stanford, intercepting eight passes through his two years as a starter at Stanford. After his sophomore season in 2018, Adebo was being hailed as a future first round pick.
He wasn’t near as sharp as a junior, and his draft stock has taken a hit because of it. Initially, Adebo decided to return to school for his senior season in hopes of repairing his draft stock. However, after the COVID-19 pandemic broke out he elected not to play and instead chose to prepare for the 2021 draft.
Adebo isn’t the most athletic player in the world, which could potentially become a concern for him as he begins to transition to the next level. What he lacks in athleticism, he makes up for in physicality. Adebo is one of the more physical corners in the draft, and he definitely isn’t scared to get involved in the run game.
Adebo has kind of become a little bit forgotten about throughout this process, but he would be a really fascinating get on day three. There is a lot to like about his potential as an outside cornerback in the NFL.