Houston Texans: Three cornerbacks to target in the 2019 NFL Draft

Houston Texans assistant head coach and defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel (Photo by Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien and DC Romeo Crennel (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /

The Houston Texans have a dire need at cornerback with the loss of key mainstays. Here are three cornerbacks they should target in the 2019 NFL Draft.

The Houston Texans are about three weeks away from the NFL Draft and it’s expected that the team will be quite active with the picks that they will have available.  There were no compensatory picks for this season so the luxury of not hitting on the right guy is one that they cannot afford.

After finding studs in last season’s abridged draft to make up for the Brock Osweiler mistake and to make the Deshaun Watson correction, the Houston Texans are now on equal footing to fill the gaping holes that are staring right at them.

To be exact, the Houston Texans will have seven picks in the 2019 NFL Draft so they definitely will have to make it count in terms of hitting on the right guys when the time comes.

Here’s a breakdown of the picks:

Round 1 (23rd pick)

Round 2 (54th pick)

Round 2 (55th pick)

Round 3 (86th pick)

Round 5 (161st pick)

Round 6 (195th pick)

Round 7 (220th pick)

The Houston Texans acquired an additional second-rounder in the Duane Brown trade completed back in late 2017.  They lost their 4th-rounder in this past season’s close-to-deadline day trade to acquire Demaryius Thomas, which turned out to be a short-term rental for a reasonable price tag with a negligible loss.

Nonetheless, the need for a cornerback is dire for the Houston Texans with the aging of Johnathan Joseph, the departure of Kareem Jackson and the underachieving play of Kevin Johnson, who is also a casualty of the team’s defensive line.

Drafting an offensive tackle should be what the Houston Texans should be looking to do first but if they see a cornerback that they like in the first round, I’m okay with the shifting of priorities.

Regardless, the Houston Texans first three picks should be dedicated to either the offensive tackle or secondary positions — as safety is now a need as well with the recent announcement of Andre Hal‘s retirement — so the ship can be righted with the young talent that would potentially be able to make an impact coming into the fold.

There’s a lot of talent the Houston Texans can snag in the second round as well as beyond and I’ve got three guys that they should target as the draft date looms.

Let’s take a look.