Houston Texans: Five things atop the team’s Christmas wish list

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A top o-line prospect slides to the late first round

The Houston Texans had a putrid offensive line last season. Everyone knew they were going to attempt to fix it over the offseason but they didn’t have top end draft capital and didn’t spend the money to land a top tier free agent. So, they fielded another bad offensive line, better, but still bad.

They’ll once again head into the 2019 offseason will offensive line at the top of the priority list. This team has money to spend yet again, however, the free agent crop of offensive linemen leaves a lot to be desired. Fortunately, this time the Texans will have picks in the first two rounds of the draft to target some offensive line prospects.

There is yet to be a top, consensus tackle prospect to jump out of the 2019 draft class. This uncertainty and several other positions that are stacked with top-end talent could push several tackles down into the Texans range.

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There are the guys like Jonah Williams from Alabama who started his freshman year at right tackle before moving to left tackle the past two years and Greg Little who was a premier recruit out of high school who is about as big and athletic as they come. These two could be in the conversation for the top tackle and it would likely take something dramatic for them to fall to the mid-to-late twenties.

The next level of prospects are guys like Jawaan Taylor from Florida who is a hulking, powerful lineman and David Edwards who comes from Wisconsin so you know he’ll be technically sound. Then there is another set of guys like Yodny Cajuste from West Virginia and Tytus Howard from Alabama State who could be in play in the second round.

Regardless, the Texans should hope that some of these guys impress them and then fall in the draft so they can improve their protection for franchise cornerstone in Watson. But, for now, these are the names to watch at tackle and guys that rest atop the Texans Christmas wish list.

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This is what I believe should be on the Houston Texans Christmas wish list! What would be on your Christmas wish list for the Texans?