Five Houston Texans draft prospects to watch this weekend

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The Houston Texans draft prospects list is slowly building.

Being one of the worst teams in the league with a 2-9 record, many Texans fans have already begun scouting the college football world for the players that they want to see don the deep steel blue and battle red come next spring.

With the conference championship round set to go on Saturday, which players will make the Houston Texans draft prospects list? Most likely settling in at the second overall pick, the Houston Texans will have a handful of options of who to decide from.

Which unit needs more improvement between the offensive and defensive sides of the ball? The Texans have had a slightly better defense this year than the offense. Either way, any high-level draft prospect will help this team succeed. With that being said, let’s get into the first of the Houston Texans draft prospects to watch this weekend.

First on our list of Houston Texans draft prospects playing this weekend: Aidan Hutchinson, Michigan

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Aidan Hutchinson was left off our bye-week mock draft, as Kayvon Thibodeaux looked like the better selection at the time. However, after the dominating upset win for the Wolverines over the Ohio State Buckeyes, that has changed instantly. Hutchinson set the school record for sacks in a season with 13.

That puts him above former Wolverines David Bowens and LaMarr Woodley in terms of best seasons ever, but he’s not in the top-10 all-time for sack leaders. Regardless, Hutchinson’s motor to get to the quarterback could save the secondary of Houston by not having to cover as long.

If the Detroit Lions don’t take the in-state product, the Texans should have Hutchinson’s number on speed dial.