Houston Texans bye week 7-round mock draft

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Houston Texans happily choose Kenyon Green with their 2nd pick

When it comes to the offense and what direction Tim Kelly wants to go with, there will probably be the decision to stick to a run-first approach. What better way to do that with Kenyon Green, a mobile wrecking ball out of Texas A&M.

Houston gets an in-state stud to help solidify the middle. The current guards have been subject to beatdowns all year and one of the reasons the rushing game has fallen off the face of the earth. Green’s ability to box pull and keep his hips square lets him clean up second-level defenders with ease.

Green’s kick-out block ability is one of the most punishing things you’ll see a guard do that’s not named Quenton Nelson.  On top of all of that, Green can hold gap integrity while holding a drag hand while waiting for a stunt to occupy his gap. Patience in the pass blocking game can help make life easier for your quarterback.

Our friends over at NFL Mocks (Fansided’s one-stop-shop for all things NFL draft related) had the Texans taking Trevor Penning, tackle from Northern Iowa in the second round. While that’s a solid choice, this offensive line needs to be refortified from the inside out to have a chance of improving in 2022.