5 Houston Texans DTs they need to draft in April

They don't have their future IDL, with Autry on a two year deal, and Foley on a one year deal.

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Mid round prospect

Tyler Davis, Clemson

Clemson's fifth-year senior had a down year in 2023, only totaling 0.5 sacks, 3.5 TFLs, and 34 tackles. A bad year compared to his Freshman season in 2019, totaling 6.5 sacks and 10.5 TFLs. Davis has some size question marks. At only 6'2 301 lbs, he'll have a hard time at first withstanding blocks from Guards. He'll need to add 10-15 pounds to be able to play at a quality level in the NFL, and it may be year two before we see growth from him on Sundays. Davis is a project DT, but once we see growth, he'll be a good starter in this league.

Davis has a bit of an injury history that can't be overlooked. In 20210, Davis suffered an MCL sprain in the season opener, in 2021 he suffered a bicep tear early in the season, and a minor injury in 2022 that didn't leave any concern from the team. Davis' injuries won't plummet his draft stock, but teams also aren't going to overlook them, either. As a pro, Davis will be playing linemen twice the size of him, and he won't have the reach on them that he did in college.

Projected round: 4