The first potential target for the Houston Texans: Kyle Hamilton
Kyle Hamilton’s insane athletic profile and sophomore season success saw him begin 2021 as the number one player on multiple 2022 NFL Draft Top 50 Big Boards. The Notre Dame safety started the season in sensational style, with multiple eye-catching interceptions and ferocious hits. Unfortunately, his junior season has been cut short due to injury, and Hamilton is continuing to do his best to return this season.
There’s no denying that Hamilton is the real deal. He’s a 6’4″, 214-pound playmaker who possesses ridiculous range, ball skills, and intelligence while hitting with unnerving ferocity. Hamilton Played in the 2019 All-American Bowl.
Hamilton was a finalist for the following awards;
- All-American Bowl National Defensive Player of the Year
- 2018 American Family Insurance Defensive Player of the Year Finalist
- 2018 Atlanta Journal-Constitution 7-AAAA First Team All-Region.
- 2018 Atlanta Journal-Constitution 7-AAAA Special Teams Player of the Year (according to 24/7 sports.)
When it comes down to his health and longevity may be the top reasons that the Texans don’t select Hamilton second overall. The skillset is undeniable, coupled with the likelihood that safety Justin Reid will walk in free agency following the 2021 season.
The Texans would be able to plug Hamilton into his slot without any drop-off. Assuming he’s healthy by the combine Hamilton figures to be the 2nd best prospect in this draft that could make and massive impact immediately.