This is another plea to the Houston Texans to draft Kenneth Walker III.
When Kenneth Walker III declared for the draft last week, it became more evident than ever that one of the best running back prospects (if not the best) is taking his talents to football’s biggest stage. The Houston Texans running back room has frankly been an embarrassment of washed-up veterans and one youngster all crammed into one room.
The Houston Texans currently rank among the bottom two in rushing yards in the league, and drafting Walker III would add a legitimate receiving threat (not sorry, David Johnson) in the backfield. Whoever the quarterback is next season, he’ll have a trusty steed to give the ball to take pressure off the offense.
I wrote earlier during the regular season of college football of just how dominant Walker III has been, and now that it’s confirmed he’s entering the NFL, it’s time for the Texans to do whatever it takes to get him in the Deep Steel Blue.
Kenneth Walker III would help the Houston Texans offensive revival
Walker can run all over defenses with a massive workload of 264 carries for 1,646 yards and 18 rushing touchdowns (he also added one score through the air). Walker was by far the best running back in college football’s landscape, and he earned the Doak Walker award this past season- the recognition that goes to the nation’s top running back.
Walker’s dominance reminded me of current Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathon Taylor during his time at the University of Wisconsin. Walker’s ability to be relied upon repeatedly and not lose any steam is precisely what Tim Kelly wanted this group of five to do earlier in the year.
Whether he goes in the first or second round, there should be a concentrated effort to get a stud running back like Walker. But, unfortunately, players like Walker don’t come around that often.