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

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Safety. Baylor. Jalen Pitre. 3. 860. . . player

The Houston Texans need to add to the secondary, so the third round would be a nice spot to go back to working on the defense, and Jalen Pitre of Baylor University is a player that might be on the board with the 80th overall pick.

The Draft Network did a full profile on the Baylor safety, as the 6-foot, 197-pound safety would probably start from day one with the Texans because they really need some help at the position, especially if they let players like Justin Reid walk in free agency.

In their analysis of Pite, TDN wrote this about the safety:

"“He is a full-speed player who, when he gets the opportunity, will attempt to run through ball-carriers for the big-time collision tackle.”"

While at Baylor, Pitre had two seasons of two interceptions each. In ’21, Pitre totaled 18.5 tackles for loss and had 3.5 sacks to go with his two interceptions.

The Texans need more aggression on the defense and within the secondary, so drafting a safety who can help with stopping the run would be excellent. Another plus with Pitre is he can play on special teams too, which is an added bonus.