Houston Texans 7-round mock draft: No QBs allowed; time to rebuild the defense

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Here is where the fun begins because the Houston Texans really need help at running back, as the 2021 season was a bit of an embarrassment for the franchise when it came to running the football.

Other than Rex Burkhead, it would be best for the Texans to start completely over at the position, and a player like Kenneth Walker III of Michigan State is a very solid pick at 37th overall in the 2022 NFL Draft, though the Texans might have to trade up a few spots to select Walker.

Houston’s leading rusher in ’21 was Burkhead with 427 yards and three touchdowns, all on 122 carries. The Texans need Walker III on their team as he is coming off a season playing in the Big Ten finishing with 1,636 yards with 18 touchdowns on 263 carries. He also caught 13 passes for 89 yards and one touchdown.

Having a player like Walker playing alongside Davis Mills and Rex Burkhead could be a nice way for the rushing game to help improve the offense. Add his athleticism and ability to break away from a defense with his speed, and the Texans could have a dangerous player here if still available at 37th overall.

The Houston Texans would be very smart to do what they have to do in order to get Walker on their roster in ’22. He would be a big difference maker for the offense, and his presence alone would make Davis Mills a better quarterback in year two.