Houston Texans Draft: 5 potential targets at No. 67 overall
By Brian Emory
No. 1: Ronnie Perkins, EDGE, Oklahoma
The value of having a strong pass rush is at an all-time high in today’s NFL. After losing franchise centerpiece J.J. Watt, the Houston Texans have to start the difficult process of rebuilding their identity at this position.
Due to the high demand of pass rushers, this is a position that sometimes gets overdrafted. Perkins might not be as well-rounded of a prospect as some of the other names mentioned in this piece, but the Houston Texans have such a glaring need here it would be hard to complain too much if they added some depth.
Perkins probably never develops into a blue-chip rusher, but he has the potential to develop into a solid rotational rusher. The talent is clearly there, as Perkins saw serious playing time all three years he was at Oklahoma. Throughout his career with the Sooners, he collected 16.5 sacks and 32 tackles for loss.
Friday night will be exciting for the Houston Texans, especially when the 67th overall pick is made.