Houston Texans Draft: 4 players who could replace J.J. Watt
3. Joshua Kaindoh
In a draft preview by Pro Football Focus they said that Joshua Kaindoh left them “wanting more” as they did their evaluations for the 2021 NFL Draft, but if that is the case, that should mean they have high expectations of the edge rusher from Florida State University.
Joshua Kaindoh had an leg injury in 2019, but in 2020 in his final season at Florida State he had 14 tackles (seven solo), with one interception (a 25-yard touchdown), and one pass defensed.
The 6’7, 265 pound defensive end also played four seasons at FSU, collecting a total of 60 tackles (37 solo) with 8.5 sacks (none in 2020), and two passes defensed.
PFF says Kaindoh’s biggest weakness is his “play speed.”
There is improvements needed by Kaindoh, but if he’s still on the board on Day 3 of the draft in Round 4, the Texans must take a look at him. The defense is in a rebuild mode, and why not select a player who can build his game as the defense works to become a better overall offensive unit?
The more reps Kaindoh can get in the early stages of his career, the better, and in 2021 the new-look Texans defense would be better off in the long term if they give younger players more reps on the field.