Houston Texans Rumors: Seven round mock draft one month out

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This draft is all about building a potent offense around Watson. That started with addressing the biggest weakness on the team, the offensive line. Dillard and McGary will go a long way to fixing the many problems up front. However, the rest of the offense needs to continue to be built up.

I considered going running back here because there are sure to be some very good ones on the board at a great value. However, the Houston Texans seem very committed to the duo of Lamar Miller and D’Onta Foreman and aren’t likely to pursue another running back this early. So, let’s turn our eyes to the wide receiver position.

The Texans have long invested heavy draft capital in the wide receiver position. Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins, two of the best, were top picks. Will Fuller was a first round. Keke Coutee was a fourth round pick. There are several other guys littered throughout team history that display this as well. Miles Boykin, out of Notre Dame, should join the ranks.

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Nuk is the best receiver in the league and he continued to be so when Fuller, Coutee, and Demaryius Thomas all were out with injuries last year. Thomas is gone so, it’s up to Fuller and Coutee to provide help behind Hopkins but their injuries still loom large. Boykin can provide extra depth with a major dose of extreme potential.

Boykin has tremendous size, standing at 6’4″ and weighing 220 lbs. But, he’s got more than size, he has really good athleticism as well displayed by his 4.42 forty yard dash, his 43.5-inch vertical, and his 140-inch broad jump. He’s an athletic marvel and with measurements that look like a first rounder.

However, he isn’t an extremely refined pass catcher yet and struggles with some consistency. But, all of his issues are technical and can be coached up by a good coach and teammates. Coming to Houston, he would have just that, especially with Nuk. Boykin is particularly adept at jump balls so, adding him to the red zone offense would be a major boon on top of everything else he brings to the table.