Round 6 (212 overall)
Raymond Johnson III, EDGE, Georgia Southern
Going back to the EDGE for the Houston Texans, this late pick by the Houston Texans could be a stretch as he’s been rated as a priority free agent, but Raymond Johnson III has quiet potential to be a “diamond in the rough” for the Texans in this draft. Johnson is a hard worker and has put in the time since joining collegiate football four years ago to become a better player.
He might not be the best EDGE rusher in this draft, but he does deserve a shot to play in the NFL, and with how the Texans will probably be in ’21, why not give Johnson a chance on the practice squad to work his way up? He’s shown in the past he can make himself a better player, so he deserves an opportunity to use that work ethic at the highest level.
Round 7 (233 overall)
Pro Wells, TE, TCU
Here is where teams take chances on players, and the Houston Texans at tight end need to take a look at Pro Wells of TCU. Wells is built solid at 6’3” and 249 pounds. His hands measure at 9 3/8 inches, and he has 33” arms. Wells is a player who can catch passes, but he does have a basketball background, according to Lance Zierlein of NFL.com.
What Zeirlein likes most about Wells is the following: “Adjusts his route pace and body positioning to the throw…. Capable and competitive in contested catch situations.”
Those two thoughts by Zierlein are exciting, especially for a player who could be a seventh-round selection. Sure, there would be a lot of work to be done with this pick, but every pick in this draft, especially in the seventh round,- will need improvement in some way.
Wells is worth a look at 233rd overall, and a pick like this could pay big dividends down the road.