As I mentioned on the Justin Layne slide, the Houston Texans filled their biggest need on the roster when they drafted Tytus Howard to be their left tackle of the present and future. This opens them up to go elsewhere, including secondary which could use an infusion of youth and athleticism.
The Texans have Johnathan Joseph and Bradley Roby penciled in at the top of their cornerback depth chart currently but both guys are only guaranteed to be around one more year. Joseph is the best corner in team history but is getting older and losing a step. Roby has athleticism to spare but will the production match?
So, the Houston Texans could continue their trend of drafting extremely athletic guys over more technically refined guys and target cornerback Lonnie Johnson from Kentucky. He’s a traits-galore type of player with tremendous size and athleticism.
He’s a former JUCO standout that worked his tail off to become a starting SEC cornerback on a very good Kentucky defense. His technique needs to be continually refined if he is going to become a top corner and he’ll also need to work on improving his ball skills.