Houston Texans 7-Round mock draft: Defensive focus with offensive surprises

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player. 814. . Guard. Bulldogs . Justin Shaffer. 6

This would be a nice choice for the Texans because they need help at offensive guard, and Justin Shaffer of the Georgia Bulldogs could eventually work his way into a starter’s role if he improves his game. He’s 6’4″ and weighs 314 pounds, so if he would get a chance to play next to Tytis Howard or Laremy Tunsil, they would be help in his development as well.

player. 822. . Cornerback. Tigers . Akayleb Evans. 6

It won’t hurt the Texans to add another cornerback here or even a safety in the sixth round, as they need to find players who can provide some depth in the secondary. Jack Soble of the Columbia Missourian quoted Evans and how he feels ready for the NFL challenge:

"“I like when people challenge me, so it’s like, ‘We’re gonna see. Let the best man win,’ you know what I’m saying?”"

The Texans need players who aren’t afraid to showcase their skills, and having a player who is confident in his abilities as a rookie would be exciting to watch as this would be pick No. 204 in the 2022 NFL Draft.

809. . Offensive Tackle. Badgers . Logan Bruss. 6. player

Logan Bruss might be a guard in the NFL, but drafting an offensive lineman who can play both positions would be nice here. The offensive line of the Texans needs challengers to test the players who didn’t keep Davis Mills safe last season. Wisconsin has a nice history of NFL lineman, and if Bruss — who is 6’5″ and 309 pounds — is available, he’s worth drafting in the sixth round at 206th overall.

Jeremiah Moon. 7. player. 840. . Linebacker. Gators

This is where teams try to find the sleepers, and with the Houston Texans needing depth at linebacker, and players who can play special teams, Jeremiah Moon makes sense here. Moon had a 40-yard dash time of 4.76. Though Smith’s defense might not be best for Moon, he would still provide seventh-round value for the Texans on special teams, which is a spot on the field that can’t keep being overlooked.

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