The Houston Texans have definite draft needs that need to be filled but these x teams could truly ruin the Texans’ draft plans. Let’s take a look.
The pinnacle of the NFL offseason is almost upon us. The NFL draft will take place on Thursday, April 25th and last through Saturday, April 27th. The Houston Texans will enter the draft with seven selections to help bolster their roster.
The Texans have done a pretty good job at filling holes in their roster through free agency to open up everyone option in the draft when the time comes. That should be the goal for every time during free agency so they’re not pigeon-holed into selecting a specific type of player who plays a specific position.
The first thing that the Texans did in their offseason agenda was let Kareem Jackson and Tyrann Mathieu walk and pursue more lucrative deals. In turn, the replaced those two with Bradley Roby and Tashaun Gipson. Briean Boddy-Calhoun was also ended to help provide depth at both the cornerback and safety position.
Next, the Houston Texans turned their eyes to the other side of the ball. A.J. McCarron was brought in to be Deshaun Watson‘s primary backup and special teams ace, backup QB, and reserve wide receiver Joe Webb returned on a one year deal.
Additionally, in an effort to make sure Watson remains more upright than he did last year when he was sacked 62 times and hit an additional 133 times, the Texans signed Darren Fells and Matt Kalil. Fells is known for his superb blocking and Kalil used to be a top-notch tackle back in Minnesota.
Finally, the Houston Texans have kept some of their own players to ensure depth was maintained around the lineup. Jadeveon Clowney was issued the franchise tag, Brandon Dunn, Ka’imi Fairbairn, and Brennan Scarlett were tendered qualifying offers, and Seantrel Henderson, Angelo Blackson, DeAndre Carter, and Joel Heath were all re-signed.
Even with all of these moves, Brian Gaine still has work to do to continue to build a championship contending season heading into his second draft as the general manager of the Houston Texans. The two biggest needs remaining on the roster is filling out the offensive line and adding to the secondary. Unfortunately, there are teams above Texans in the draft that can ruin the team’s draft plans, let’s take a look at who they are.