With two picks in the third round, the 69th or 82nd overall pick of the 2022 NFL Draft could be THE spot to add a running back of the future for the Houston Texans, and a player who could be a duo with Marlon Mack.
Isaiah Spiller of the Texas A&M Aggies is a player to watch out for on the third round of the second day of the 2022 NFL Draft. The Texans do need to add a running back to their arsenal besides Mack, and Spiller could still be on the board as the Texans do have an early pick in the third round.
Spiller is coming off a final collegiate season where he rushed for 1,011 yards with six touchdowns on 167 carries. In ’20, Spiller had his first 1,000-yard rushing season where he finished with 1,036 yards and nine touchdowns on 188 carries. Even in his first collegiate season, Spiller had 174 carries, finishing with 946 yards and a career-high 10 touchdowns.
Spiller has receiving skills as well, as his three collegiate seasons have him with yardages of 203 (29 receptions), 193 (20 receptions) and 189 (25 receptions). Spiller even had one touchdown reception coming in ’21.
Spiller is graded by NFL.com as an “eventual starter,” and if he plays with Mack in ’22 he won’t have to be the top carrier on the roster, but can still gain the experience needed. Plus, if Houston drafts him in the third round, it would make great sense and would be a decision the Texans wouldn’t regret.