Houston Texans: 3 bold predictions for 2022 NFL Draft

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Bold prediction number two: Houston Texans draft Kayvon Thibodeaux over Kyle Hamilton with the third overall pick

It’s not often you hear a draft prospect speak about his preferred destination. It’s sort of an unwritten rule, but Kayvon Thibodeaux didn’t mind being the exception to the rule when he declared himself “Jadaveon Clowney 2.0”.

There’s also the fact that Thibodeaux has wanted to play for Lovie Smith and the Houston Texans, and why not draft a player that is one of the best at his position that actually wants to be a part of the organization?

While the Texans will most likely take Notre Dame’s Kyle Hamilton here, Thibodeaux would be a perfect pick to hunt down Matt Ryan and Trevor Lawrence in 2022. Hamilton’s stock is also falling in mock drafts for what it’s worth.

Houston was 26th in sacks, which isn’t going to help the team get off the field. Instead, Thibodeaux will wreak havoc, and the Texans will be better off with a defensive end than a safety.