The 2022 NFL Draft will be exciting for the Houston Texans, and here is an end-of-season mock draft to get the offseason rolling.
The 2021 Houston Texans season is in the rearview mirror, and now it is time to turn the page toward the ’22 offseason, which includes figuring out who can be added to make this team respectable, and not only that, but a team the rest of the league fears moving forward
This year’s draft is an important part of making the Texans better, and for at least this mock draft, the theme is adding to the defense, and no quarterbacks allowed. For this mock, one is assuming that Davis Mills is entering his second season as the starting quarterback of the Houston Texans.
He showed massive improvement from the start of the season to the final game played, and there seems to be a feeling he can be “the guy” for the Texans at quarterback, which helps general manager Nick Caserio in this draft by focusing a little more on the defense.
Next is a 7-round mock draft for the Houston Texans, as they currently have nine picks, and their first pick is the No. 3 overall selection with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Detroit Lions picking ahead of them.
Remember, no quarterback is being taken by the Texans in this mock draft, but there could be a surprise in Round 2 for the offense, even with the focus in this end-of-season mock draft being on the defense.
It is no secret the Houston Texans need a lot of help in their secondary, and why not add possibly the top defensive back in the entire 2022 NFL Draft, Derek Stingley Jr., with the third overall selection? The Texans must be better at cornerback in 2022, and with the franchise rebuilding the roster, it is time to finally get a young, game-changing cornerback who will be a difference maker from day one.
With LSU in 2021, the cornerback played in just three games before being injured, and in ’20 he played in seven games. But back in ’19, where he played in 15 games, that’s where he really showed what he’s capable of bringing to a team.
In ’19, the cornerback Stingley had six interceptions and 15 passes defensed, earning him All-American honors. He’s described as one of the very best defensive players in the draft, even with his foot injury that basically cost him this past season.
The Texans need the 6’1″ cornerback on their team because their current roster in the secondary isn’t that scary, but teams would eventually respect the Houston secondary once a player with the talent of Stingley Jr. joins the roster via the ’22 NFL Draft.