Houston Texans: Why the team decided not to reach for Jonah Williams

Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Jonah Williams, who could have been a possible target by the Houston Texans (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Jonah Williams, who could have been a possible target by the Houston Texans (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

The Houston Texans have their tackle in Tytus Howard but was Jonah Williams even considered? Here’s why the franchise didn’t make the reach. Take a look.

The Houston Texans have picked their seven guys from the NFL Draft and they’re all hard at work, trying to prove their worth, with some trying their earnest to secure a coveted roster spot.  It’s absolutely safe to say that these guys will but their impact in 2019 will depend on their needs.

For the immense amount of help that’s needed on the offensive line and in the secondary, there’s no question that Tytus Howard, Max Scharping as well as possibly Xavier Crawford and Kahale Warring will be seeing some considerable time out on the field.

It’s hot, it’s heavy and the incessant sound of the crunching of helmets within the practice field on the west side of Kirby Drive from the stadium indicates that something special, a competition is going on for the no-holds-barred race to be one of 53 men listed on the official roster.

I love battles like these and we’ll have to pay attention to in terms of who’s winning out there in order to gauge how they will be used for this upcoming season.

The Houston Texans have their man with the selection of Howard with the 23rd pick of Round 1 of the NFL Draft but were they even considering Jonah Williams at one point?

To my knowledge and with various reporting, Williams did not even work out for the Houston Texans leading up to the draft and it’s likely because of one thing — not his likely higher draft position — so what is it?

Here’s an interesting tweet from the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport:

What a tidbit.  If he was already making those demands to potential suitors, I’m positive that

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turned the Houston Texans off because you all know that when one comes to play for this team, you must be versatile.

One has to have that willingness to do more than one thing and that’s certainly something Bill O’Brien and Brian Gaine would not co-sign to.  So the Texans bring in Howard, a terrific young talent, who has played just about every offensive position you could think of through his career.  Not only that but he’s willing to buy into what the coaching staff is selling and that’s being the future face of the offensive line.

For a guy to come out of a small — but extremely reputable — school like Alabama State, it’s the opportunity of a lifetime and that’s ultimately why Tytus is here and Jonah is not.

If the Texans truly wanted Williams, they could’ve reached but they didn’t and I have absolutely no problems with that.

Next. NFL Draft 2019: Grades and analysis for all seven picks. dark

Let’s see what happens.

Williams was ultimately selected 11th overall in the first round of the NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals.