Houston Texans: 2018 draft report card looks sharp despite late start

PALO ALTO, CA - SEPTEMBER 30: Justin Reid /
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The Houston Texans got a late start to the 2018 draft. They didn’t have their first pick until the 3rd round. In spite of that, the haul looks pretty good!

Houston Texans GM, Brian Gaine, has had a fairly successful first offseason. Especially when you consider he was working without a first and second-round pick.

He had plenty of cap space to work with. He brought in several pieces that should contribute right away. These pieces include safety Tyrann Mathieu, Aaron Colvin, and Zach Fulton.

The Houston Texans had eight selections in the 2018 draft. The first was 68th overall in the third round. They had two more third-round picks and fourth-round pick after that. The team skipped out on the fifth round and ended the day with three sixth-round picks and an early seventh.

In my mock drafts, without trades here and with trades here, I did not get a single selection correct. However, I did manage to get a lot of the positions right.

Enough with the boring stuff, let’s get to the grades!

*Any stats and grades will come from the draft guide from Pro Football Focus unless otherwise stated.*