Texans 3-Round Mock Draft: Texans nab superstar in Second Round

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The Houston Texans will have the best draft class in the NFL when the 2022 NFL Draft is over.

The Houston Texans have made many moves this offseason such, as trading away star quarterback Deshaun Watson to the Browns in which the Texans hauled in three first-round picks.

The Texans also recently added another fifth-round pick from the Patriots in exchange for a sixth- and seventh-rounder. In total, the Texans have 10 draft picks, which I’m excited to see judging that they have a lot of holes to fill everywhere.

Most notably they need a running back, offensive line and defensive line. With that being said, here’s a look at my picks for the first three rounds.

KayvonThibodeaux. R1. Pick Analysis. Edge Rusher. Oregon. player. 820. Scouting Report

At pick No. 3 the Texans select Kayvon Thibodeaux.

Thibodeaux is arguably the best edge rusher in this draft. Over his three years with the Ducks, he racked up 19 sacks, 35.5 tackles for loss, 3 forced fumbles and 126 tackles. During his combine, he absolutely blew away scouts with his speed as turned a 4.58 40 time and 27 reps on the bench press.

Last season the Texans ranked 25th in sacks with 32 sacks, eight of which came from Jonathan Greenard. The Texans also gave up the second-most rushing yards last season, only 65 yards less than the Steelers. Thibodeaux will be the leader and punisher of that defensive line.