If the Houston Texans’ season ended today, where would they pick?

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The Houston Texans desperately need help in the draft. What pick would they have in the first round?

With last week’s win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, coupled with the stunning upset victory by the Detroit Lions over the Arizona Cardinals, you may be wondering where the Houston Texans would be selecting from. Some fans want the team to get as close to the top of the draft as possible; others are hoping for a winning streak to be developed.

The reality is that the Texans’ draft position didn’t change, as they still hold the third overall selection. Jacksonville now has the first pick, followed by Detroit and then Houston. Both Detroit and Jacksonville would have to go on winning streaks in order for Houston to move up, and that’s not a likely scenario.

So now the anticipation builds, as the expectation is for Aidan Hutchinson and Kayvon Thibodeaux to go within the first two selections. But, of course, a lot can change in the time leading up to the draft (just ask current Texans lineman Laremy Tunsil), so maybe someone will rise into the top two of the draft that we’re not talking about yet.

Should the Houston Texans select a quarterback if both Hutchinson and Thibodeaux are gone?

This depends on what the team intends to do with Deshaun Watson. As it stands right now, Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett looks like the top passer to go in this year’s draft. However, it would be an interesting dynamic if Pickett, Watson, and Davis Mills were all in the same quarterback room. Mills has just won his first game after starting 0-7 in relief of Tyrod Taylor.

Another option is to take Derek Stingley Jr. out of LSU, as a team can’t have too many cornerbacks, and he would still upgrade the defense. Kyle Hamilton out of Notre Dame would also be a good option, as the Texans have seemed to ruin their connection with current starting safety Justin Reid.

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