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Houston Texans



HOUSTON TEXANS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: June 1

Starter Need High (P1, P2)
QB
WR
CB

Starter Need Medium (P3)
DL3T
EDGE

Mid Round Fill High (P5)

Depth Fill (P4)
WRS
OT
OG
OC
TE
NT
DL5T
OLB
SFTY

Late Round Fill (P6)
RB
RBC
ILB

Minimal Need (P9)


TEXANS PICKS/COMMENTS MOST RECENT MOCK
Results from Consensus Mock Draft: #1-B
Most recent mock draft update: 6/12/2021

R1
1
Houston
Sam Howell
North Carolina
QB
Reach/Value:
-1
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
230
Sam Howell NFL Draft photo
The Texans will arguably be the most dysfunctional franchise in the NFL so long as Cal McNair is mucking around in operations. The biggest dysfunction currently plaguing the team is the sexual harassment case filed against the star QB DeShaun Watson. There's the issue that Watson could be suspended by the NFL, but this is diluted by the fact that Watson doesn't even want to play for the Texans anymore despite signing a massive $156M deal over just 4 years. Despite all this, there are several teams interested in Watson's services and would be happy to relieve the Texans of their capable starter.

The Texans have signed longtime stopgap Tyrod Taylor to man the helm in 2021, and drafted Davis Mills with one of the few draft picks that they did not trade away.

Should the Texans be picking #1 in the 2022 draft - and they're the runaway favorites - they'd have to jump on Sam Howell or whomever emerges as the most franchise-QB capable.
R2
33
Houston
Treylon Burks
Arkansas
WR
Reach/Value:
+8
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
232
Treylon Burks NFL Draft photo
R3
65
Houston
Chris Hinton
Michigan
DL3T
Reach/Value:
+11
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
313
Chris Hinton NFL Draft photo
R4
124
Houston (Trade)
Ali Gaye
LSU
EDGE
Reach/Value:
+8
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
262
Ali Gaye NFL Draft photo
HOU g LAR (2021 Draft trade)
R5
129
Houston
Sheridan Jones
Clemson
CB
Reach/Value:
-24
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
185
Sheridan Jones NFL Draft photo
R6
161
Houston
Ifeanyi Maijeh
Rutgers
DL5T
Reach/Value:
+22
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
285
Ifeanyi Maijeh NFL Draft photo
R7
214
Houston (Trade)
Troy Brown
Central Michigan
ILB
Reach/Value:
+23
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
205
Troy Brown NFL Draft photo
HOU g DAL (E Ankou)


TEXANS HISTORICAL DRAFT PICKS

Reach/Value (R/V) Explained
The difference between where a player is selected in the NFL draft versus where the player was listed on the final Drafttek Big Board for the season in question.
Example: A player who was listed at #50 on the Big Board and was selected at #35 will be a "Reach" of -15. Alternately, a player listed at #35 on the Big Board who was selected at #50 is a +15 "Value".

Simply put: a positive number is a Value pick, a negative number is a Reach.

YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2021 3 67 Davis Mills Stanford QB Reach -64
2021 3 89 Nico Collins Michigan WR Reach -35
2021 5 147 Brevin Jordan Miami (FL) TE Value +52
2021 5 170 Garret Wallow TCU OLB Reach -47
2021 6 195 Roy Lopez Arizona DL1T Reach -79
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2020 2 40 Ross Blacklock TCU DL3T Value +6
2020 3 90 Jonathan Greenard Florida EDGE Reach -23
2020 4 126 Charlie Heck North Carolina OT Reach -84
2020 4 141 John Reid Penn State CB Reach -74
2020 5 171 Isaiah Coulter Rhode Island WR Reach -58
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2019 1 23 Tytus Howard Alabama State OT Reach -46
2019 2 54 Lonnie Johnson Kentucky CB Value +2
2019 2 55 Max Scharping Northern Illinois OT Reach -46
2019 3 86 Kahale Warring San Diego State TE Reach -52
2019 5 161 Charles Omenihu Texas DL3T Value +66
2019 6 195 Xavier Crawford C Michigan CB Reach -62
2019 7 220 Cullen Gillaspia Texas A&M FB Reach -68
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2018 3 68 Justin Reid Stanford S Value +22
2018 3 80 Martinas Rankin Mississippi State OT Reach -20
2018 3 98 Jordan Akins Central Florida TE Reach -78
2018 4 103 Keke Coutee Texas Tech WRS Reach -33
2018 6 177 Duke Ejiofor Wake Forest EDGE Reach -45
2018 6 211 Jordan Thomas Mississippi State TE Reach -137
2018 6 214 Peter Kalambayi Stanford EDGE Reach -56
2018 7 222 Jermaine Kelly San Jose St DB Reach -107
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2017 1 12 Deshaun Watson Clemson QB Reach -14
2017 2 57 Zach Cunningham Vanderbilt OLB Value +4
2017 3 89 D'Onta Foreman Texas RBF Reach -21
2017 4 130 Julien Davenport Bucknell OT Reach -5
2017 4 142 Carlos Watkins Clemson DT Value +9
2017 5 169 Treston Decoud Oregon State CB Value +0
2017 7 243 Kyle Fuller Baylor C Value +21
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2016 1 21 William Fuller Notre Dame WR Reach -7
2016 2 50 Nick Martin Notre Dame OC Reach -18
2016 3 85 Braxton Miller Ohio St WR Value +28
2016 4 119 Tyler Ervin San Jose St RBC Reach -43
2016 5 159 K.J. Dillon West Virginia S Reach -88
2016 5 166 D.J. Reader Clemson DL3T Value +50
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2015 1 16 Kevin Johnson Wake Forest CB Reach -12
2015 2 43 Benardrick McKinney Mississippi St ILB Reach -1
2015 3 70 Jaelen Strong Arizona St WR Value +38
2015 5 175 Keith Mumphery Michigan State WR Reach -181
2015 6 211 Reshard Cliett South Florida OLB Reach -243
2015 6 216 Christian Covington Rice DL3T Value +66
2015 7 235 Kenny Hilliard LSU RB Reach -73
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2014 1 1 Jadeveon Clowney South Carolina EDGE Value +0
2014 2 33 Xavier Su'a-Filo UCLA OG Value +4
2014 3 65 C.J. Fiedorowicz Iowa TE Reach -39
2014 3 83 Louis Nix Notre Dame DL1T Value +60
2014 4 135 Tom Savage Pittsburgh QB Value +45
2014 6 177 Jeoffrey Pagan Alabama DL5T Value +18
2014 6 181 Alfred Blue LSU RB Reach -62
2014 6 211 Jay Prosch Auburn FB Value +6
2014 7 216 Andre Hal Vanderbilt CB Reach -71
2014 7 256 Lonnie Ballentine Memphis S Reach -56