Houston Texans Draft: 3 decisions that must be made

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There are three big decisions the Texans must make for the 2022 NFL Draft.

The Houston Texans have a lot of decisions to make between now and the start of the 2022 NFL Draft, but for the sake of having a solid draft, general manager Nick Caserio and the rest of those who are part of the decision making must have a few things in place before or during the three-day event.

Many believe the Houston Texans need help at every position, but that isn’t the case as there is no need to replace tackles Laremy Tunsil and Tytus Howard via the draft unless they are planning on trading one of them.

Elsewhere on the roster, that isn’t the case as the Texans can use help with their pass rush, their secondary, at linebacker, and on offense there is room for an addition or two at wide receiver, plus running back needs some upgrades too.

The Texans ranked close to the bottom in many categories last season on both offense and defense, so Caserio’s second draft with the Texans — his first draft with first-round picks — must be of high quality, or that will be tough to explain during this current rebuild.

To make this rebuild worthwhile, the Texans must make three important decisions next month as the draft approaches.

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3. A decision needs to be made about Davis Mills

Yes, it is early in the offseason, but if the Houston Texans are serious about being a contender down the road, a decision must be made on if the franchise believes in the second-year quarterback or if they want to look into this draft for competition at the position.

Mills proved he can become a solid NFL quarterback as his poise and accuracy improved as his reps increased, and he does have some nice arm strength that could be a big help to the receivers on the roster.

As for an opinion on the quarterback position … Mills should be the starter through this offseason, and a veteran quarterback needs to be added to the team to not only be competition at the position, but a veteran quarterback need to be on the roster to be a good backup plan in case of injury.

Plus, a good veteran quarterback can be like a second coach to Mills and help him in his progression being in the NFL, because the better Davis Mills is this upcoming year, the better the Texans will be in ’22.