Houston Texans 7-round mock draft: Rebuilding to be a contender in ’22

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Speaking of adding to the offense and surrounding quarterback Davis Mills with more talent, the 68th pick of the 2022 NFL Draft needs to be a wide receiver for the Texans, and Romeo Doubs of Nevada is a pick here that could pay huge dividends down the road in ’22.

The Texans already have Brandin Cooks and Nico Collins on the roster, but a third wide receiver is needed, and Doubs can be a difference maker in how the Texans run their offense, especially if they select a running back in the previous round.

Plus, the Texans will have a new head coach and offensive coordinator, so a lot is going to be changing in what Texans fans will be watching on offense, and that’s exciting to imagine.

That said, Doubs (6’2″ and 200 pounds) is coming off a ’21 season where he finished with 80 receptions for 1,109 and 11 touchdowns. In ’20, he finished with 1,002 yards with nine touchdown receptions, so having two consecutive seasons of 1,000-yard receiving has boosted the draft spot of Doubs.

He’s also a special teams standout who had 12 punts returns this past season for 170 yards, averaging 14.2 yards per return.

Drafting a dual threat like Doubs would be amazing as he’ll also be playing in the Senior Bowl, so he’s a player to watch all through preparation for the draft.