Houston Texans 7-round mock draft: Texans go crazy on offense

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Houston Texans third and fourth-round picks: John Metchie highlights day two

John Metchie comes to Houston, but it wasn’t without a hard decision to make  Nevada QB Carson Strong was available here, and it was tempting to pull the trigger and go with Strong  Metchie was the better choice as Mills will most likely be the starter for the next year or two.

Drafting another QB wouldn’t help this offense or the depth behind Brandin Cooks. Nico Collins had a decent rookie year but needs to be involved more  That’s why Metchie gets the pick at number 68.

Metchie did tear his ACL in the SEC Championship Game, and that is the reason he fell to the third round  Metchie won’t make the season-opening depth chart, but when he comes back healthy, he’ll be a force.

Thayer Munford was initially listed as an interior offensive lineman on the draft board. Still, once an attempt was made to find any highlights (which are extremely limited) of Munford, the only film that came up was him at left tackle. So maybe this could be the one offensive lineman from this draft class to move inside, letting Neal stay at left tackle.

Mills will have plenty of time to throw and pick apart defenses, with Munford securing the middle of the line.

Jeremy Ruckert makes it back-to-back Buckeyes for the Houston Texans  Ruckert constantly finds ways to get open and excels at a skinny post/seam route from the slot  Ruckert also has smooth hips that can flip open violently, making his cuts more dynamic.

Ruckert is a replacement for Jordan Akins, who did struggle last year with dropped passes and momentum-killing penalties.