Night one of the 2021 NFL Draft is complete. Unsurprisingly, it was not a very busy night for the Houston Texans. The team entered the evening without a first-round selection, and it doesn’t sound like there was ever any sort of temptation within Houston’s front office to pay the exorbitant price it would have cost to move into the first round.
There will be a lot of anticipation to see how this new Texans regime will approach the draft. The Texans will finally see some action on night two, as they hold the No. 67 overall pick, which will take place at the beginning of the third round. Now that the first round has been completed, the picture has become a bit more clear in terms of intriguing prospects that could still be available when the Texans are finally on the clock.
The rest of this article will detail five players that could represent strong choices for the Houston Texans at the top of the third round.
No. 5: Creed Humphrey, OL, Oklahoma
The interior of the Houston Texans’ offensive line did not play well last year. After cutting ties with reliable veteran Nick Martin, there isn’t much reason to believe this weakness has significantly been improved upon heading into 2021.
Day two is usually a great day to target the interior of the line, and at the top of the third round Creed Humphrey would be an instant plug-and-play addition for the Texans. Humphrey has been the leader of one of college football’s most dominant offensive lines over the last three years. What he lacks in athleticism, he makes up for with strength, physicality and football I.Q.
It has been a chaotic offseason in Houston, but adding a player such as Humphrey at the top of the third round could be a great step in the right direction. Humphrey is the type of player that could become a long-term leader on Houston’s offensive line for the Houston Texans.