Texans 4-Round Mock Draft: Trades, pass rushers, and more

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player. Pick Analysis. TylerBadie. 107. 822. Scouting Report. Running Back. Missouri

If the Texans want to add a running back to complement the recently signed Marlon Mack and even Rex Burkhead, then Missouri’s Tyler Badie is the player to look at here. Many running backs will probably be off the board in the second and third rounds, but don’t sleep on Badie because he has the ability to do some solid things in the NFL.

NFL.com has Badie as a player who can be a “good backup or develop into a starter,” and that’s the kind of running back the Texans should draft in the fourth round.

If Mack is able to be the player he once was, and Badie can be the complement back needed on third down, then this choice would work out well for the Texans, and the running back outlook would be much better than it was this past season.

Defensive Tackle. 108. player. 840. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Florida. ZachCarter

This is always a good round to find a solid player to do work in the middle of the defensive line, and Florida’s Zach Carter fits that description with the 108th pick of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Carter is also being graded as a player who can be a “good backup” and eventually develop into a starting role with a team, so what better way to do so than with a team that’s rebuilding their roster?

Lance Zierlein of NFL.com says it best about Carter’s potential:

"“The sum doesn’t always equal the parts, but he has the size and skill to become a quality starter with splashy, interior rush potential.”"

When teams talk about finding the “diamond in the rough” during drafts, Carter might be that player this season, and he can work and work to contribute to the interior defensive line of the Texans and maybe help turn the defense around.

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Remember, it all starts in the trenches when teams have success, and Carter could become a big part of the Texans’ turnaround in ’22 if drafted by the franchise.