Houston Texans Rumors: Complete seven round mock draft 4.0

Houston Texans GM Brian Gaine (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Potential Houston Texans draft target
Potential Houston Texans draft target Tytus Howard (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) /

If the Houston Texans have to miss out on getting their offensive tackle in the first round, as in this scenario, then they shouldn’t have a problem finding a guy with some high upside in the second round with one of their two second rounders.

Tytus Howard looks the part of a top tier left tackle in the NFL. He has tremendous size, standing at 6’5″ and weighing in at about 325 pounds. He also great length with 34 inch arms to go with big, 10 5/8 inch hands. He is also extremely athletic running a 5.05 40 yard dash and a 4.82 short shuttle.

Howard has a phenomenal story for his journey to future NFL draft pick. He was a pretty decent high school quarterback and committed to play ball at Alabama State University. He took a redshirt season and moved to tight end. The third game of his redshirt freshman season, the starting right tackle went down with an injury and the then 240 pound Howard was inserted into the lineup at right tackle and never looked back.

Howard will need some time in an NFL weight room as well as some solid coaching to help refine his technique since he’s only been a true offensive lineman for about three years. However, the ceiling is truly limitless for the former quarterback and the Texans should jump all over that potential in the second round.