Houston Texans Rumors: Seven round mock draft one month out

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Houston Texans draft target Kaleb McGary (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

Once again, the Houston Texans need offensive line help. Watson is already a special quarterback and he has a chance to be a generational quarterback but he needs better than swiss cheese in front of him. Khalil is a decent starting place, Seantrel Henderson is a question mark at right tackle, and the other three spots aren’t set in stone.

So, even though the line looks like there is more depth than last year, the Texans need to add younger pieces with more potential than the pieces that already exist along the line. Simply put, the team needs to pursue quantity in an attempt to find quality in the draft. In doing so, Kaleb McGary needs to be a serious target.

McGary is absolutely massive. He stands at 6’7″ and weighs about 320 lbs. He also has 3.5 years starting experience at right tackle for the University of Washington. His size helps him have tremendous power at the point of attack as he is brutish, mauling lineman.

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However, he may end up being better at guard than tackle in the NFL. He has some technique issues that he needs to refine that made him be grabby at the college level. Moving to guard could hasten his development and allow him to become a more instant impact player from the get-go.

McGary could come into camp and battle Henderson for the right tackle job. He definitely has the size to do so but, he’ll have to show those technique issues are behind him to try to win that job. Or, McGary could just move to guard from the start.

Regardless, a versatile player like McGary would be a phenomenal addition to the team. There is some projection to his game, especially if he doesn’t indeed move to guard. Regardless, he’s a player the team should target to help keep Watson upright.