Houston Texans select Kenyon Green with 15th pick after trade

Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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The Houston Texans traded back two spots and with the 15th overall pick selected offensive guard Kenyon Green.

With the Texans selecting Kenyon Green with the 15th overall pick, that gives the Texans an offensive guard, plus cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. of LSU (the third overall pick) for an excellent first round as they in the midst of rebuilding their roster into an eventual winner.

The trade made was Houston sent the 13th overall pick to the Philadelphia Eagles (which became Georgia defensive tackle Jordan Davis), and in return the Texans received the No. 15 pick in the first round, plus picks 124, 162 and 166.

As for the choice of Green, they needed to sure up their interior offensive line as he’ll add to the pass protection and running game. Green is possibly the best interior offensive lineman in the draft, and for the Texans to have any success on offense, they needed to make their offensive line better.

That means Green will be on an offensive line with tackles Laremy Tunsil and Tytus Howard, as Tunsil came to the Texans for two first-round picks, and Howard is a former first-round pick.

NFL.com, in a draft profile of Green, wrote Green would be a good starter within two years, and his NFL comparison was Richie Incognito.

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Houston still hasn’t fixed their pass rush as of the first round, but this is a good choice of the ability and talent Green plays with. This choice is about making the rushing game better as it was the worst in the NFL, and it will help protect second-year quarterback Davis Mills, who was a third-round pick last year.

Offenses are built for success with an excellent offensive line, and by adding Green he should be a guard for the franchise, but he has played tackle at the collegiate level as well.

General manager Nick Caserio did a solid job with this pick, and though it might not be the flashiest choice, the offensive line got much better on Thursday night.

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