CBS’ most recent mock draft certainly had some interesting choices to say the least.
The Houston Texans are not in a place to listen to the experts in the 2022 NFL Draft. With two picks in the first round after not having any since the Laremy Tunsil trade in 2019. They must do what’s best from their own standpoint, and Texans fans can expect Nick Caserio to deliver on that standpoint.
With that being said, CBS recently did a mock draft that led to some interesting choices. First up was the third overall pick. Evan Neal slid to the third overall pick. That’s an acceptable pick as it’s going to help Davis Mills grow as an NFL quarterback.
The real head scratcher is what happened with the 13th and 37th overall selections. CBS had the Texans drafting USC’s Drake London at the 13th overall spot. London shouldn’t be the pick here as there are much better receivers on the board at this point.
CBS gets two of the Houston Texans’ picks all sorts of messed up
Pass catchers like Jameson Williams or even Treylon Burks were still available. London’s production is not impressive, despite the 500-yard increase he had from 2020 to 2021. Watching his highlights, London just looks like a bigger Steve Smith but just slower.
What’s even more of a reach is the selection of Michigan’s David Ojabo in the second round. I’m sorry, but taking this year’s equivalent of Caleb Farley is the last thing this team needs. It seems like this is splitting hairs, but a second-round pick on Ojabo is just too high.
The highest he should go in my eyes is a third-round pick. There are still so many holes to fix, and a pick in the low 30s in any draft is essentially a first-round pick. Jalen Pitre out of Baylor would’ve been a nice selection here since the Texans were mocked to pass on Kyle Hamilton.
The rest of the picks are alright, it’s just that these two stand out for all the wrong reasons. Lets hope it doesn’t go this way on April 28th and 29th.