Houston Texans 7-round mock draft: Rebuilding to be a contender in ’22
How about gaining a “diamond in the rough” at tight end in the sixth round with the 208th pick? This is where the Texans could do that, and Indiana’s Peyton Hendershot is the player to pick if available late in the draft.
Hendershot in ’21 totaled 46 receptions for 543 yards and four touchdowns. He scored four touchdowns in each of his last three seasons with the Hoosiers. In ’21, he averaged 11.8 yards per reception.
The Houston Texans need competition and depth at tight end for ’22 and with Texans general manager Nick Caserio coming from a place like New England where they have an eye for tight end talent, maybe the second-year GM believes a player like Hendershot could be worth selecting if he’s still on the board in the sixth round.
With their final pick of the ’22 draft, De’Marco Jackson, a linebacker from Appalachian State is a nice way to end the draft for Houston with the 244th pick. If still available this late in the draft, the Texans might be smart to take a flier on a linebacker here who is described as a “reliable tackler” by a draft profile from B/R.
There is a lot of work ahead for the Houston Texans in the 2022 NFL Draft. Sure, they won’t hit on each of their current nine choices, but a good draft is a must, and this is just another way the Texans could focus on the way they make some of their picks in ’22.