Houston Texans 2016 Draft Report Card

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Overall the Texans had a very solid draft.  They only had six picks because of trading up but this did allow them to focus on undrafted free agents for the last two rounds of the draft, likely giving them a leg up on most teams.

While I was not a fan of the Will Fuller selection, taking a step back post draft you can see what their plan was.  I simply would have preferred a WR group of Hopkins, Doctson, Strong and Miller and that group, I believe would have been more consistent AND explosive.  But I do understand the focus and the desire to free up Hopkins.

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The rest of the draft I thought was damn solid.  They added two more playmakers, shored up the offensive line and added some depth at a couple positions of need on defense.  And many of the players taken are capable of playing special teams.

The main thing preventing this from being an A or A- draft was their inability to fill apparent holes at DE and TE.  But I’m certain they will address those positions with the undrafted free agents.

Overall grade: B+