Equipped with two top 15 picks, the Houston Texans can make some noise in the upcoming NFL Draft.
While it has felt somewhat inevitable the past couple of years, we can officially say the Houston Texans are now in full rebuild mode. After finally moving on from the Deshaun Watson situation, the Texans find themselves with the 3rd and 13th overall selection in this upcoming draft. Safe to say, they hope to leave the first round with two real difference makers. But which two would be the best-case scenario?
There have been ongoing debates on whether Houston should go offense or defense with their first picks. Both sides can present valid arguments. Do you give your young quarterback all the help he can get, or do you focus on revamping one of the league’s worst defenses? I say in this case, the defense wins.
This is for two key reasons. The first being the Texans don’t necessarily need a tackle at the three spot. Yes, their offensive line was terrible last year, but Laremy Tunsil (who is still only 27) appeared in just five games. According to Pro Football Focus, after entering last season as the eighth-best tackle, expect Tunsil to return and make a huge difference for Davis Mills.
The second reason is the depth at another position Houston may consider in round one: wide receiver. Again, this is one of the deepest receiver classes in recent memory. With seven of the top fifty prospects being receivers, Houston will likely have a chance to select one of these guys in the second round.
So if the dream scenario for the Houston Texans is doubling down on defense in round one, which two players are the selection? Let’s first start with an edge rusher at the number three pick.