It’s late March, which means it’s mock draft season for the Houston Texans,
Mock drafts for the Houston Texans and all 31 other teams are everywhere right now. They are the closest thing to football action that we football fans can get, especially with the lull between free agency and the start of this year’s draft, which begins on April 28th.
The one that this article focuses on is one from NFL.com, specifically Chad Reuter’s Four-round mock draft. In his first rendition, the Houston Texans aren’t picking at number three. Instead, Reuter has the Atlanta Falcons trading up to select Kenny Pickett with the third overall selection.
Reuter gives no compensation details for the trade. Not like it’s a requirement, but a rough explanation of what’s exchanged would have been nice to see.
Houston Texans double down on defense in this NFL.com mock draft
So who does Houston select with the 8th overall pick? None other than the man who dubbed himself “Jadaveon Clowney 2.0”. That’s Kayvon Thibodeaux, who expressed his desire to play for Lovie Smith in Houston. At that point, Georgia’s Jordan Davis is a better pick, and Thibodeaux is somewhat of a head-scratcher.
Houston selects Derek Stingley Jr. with the 13th overall pick, and this is one is the worst of the two. Stingley has an injury history and is basically this year’s Caleb Farley. Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner was still on the board at this point, so why not draft a healthy player instead?
There should have been at least one offensive player picked in this mock draft. Why not draft a Treylon Burks or any receiver that suits your fancy? Somehow Drake London went ahead of him in this draft, and Burks is still on the board.
Putting all your eggs in one basket is always a risky strategy, but that’s why the offseason exists for mock drafts like these. Of course, they’ll change over time, but this could have gone so much better.