Houston Texans Draft Analysis: Grades and Impact for every player

Brian Gaine, former general manager of the Houston Texans (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
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The Houston Texans 2019 draft class is now complete! Let’s take a look at every player and measure their potential impact in the coming seasons.

Ladies and gentlemen, THAT’S A WRAP! The 2019 NFL Draft came and went in the blink of an eye. All of the build-up, all of the speculation, all of the mock drafts, all of the smokescreens, everything it’s all over and done with. Now it’s time for team workouts and the season to come before the 2020 draft hype begins to build.

Brian Gaine proved himself aggressive to get his guys once again. He stuck to his bold strategy and draft board to ensure he selected the best possible player for the Houston Texans. That began in the first round with a surprising selection of Tytus Howard who is raw but has oodles of potential.

On Day 2, the Texans continued to address needs and match them with value. Lonnie Johnson adds a big, athletic corner to hopefully be a lock down guy in a year or two. Max Scharping is another offensive tackle, this time with great experience and versatility.

Must Read. The negative rhetoric around Howard needs to chill. light

Day 3 saw the Houston Texans have, and keep, three selections, one in the fifth, one in the six, and one in the seventh round. It took awhile to get them on the clock but once they Charles Omenihu was added to bolster the d-line. Xavier Crawford was selected to continue to add to the secondary depth. Cullen Gillaspia is an athletic, versatile special teams ace.

It’s safe to say some risk was taken in this draft class but there is a lot of potential reward. Gaine sticks to his guns and didn’t fail the team in his first draft in 2018. So, let’s take a look at how this draft grades out on the hoof and the impact these guys can have in year one