Houston Texans: NFL Draft 2020: A look at the team’s assets

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) /

The Houston Texans will partake in the NFL Draft in two days from now and they do have enough capital to make a dent in improving the roster. What’s up?

The Houston Texans will take part in the NFL Draft scheduled for this Thursday.  There will be a lot of hoopla around the whole event because this will be the largest live sporting event that has occurred in more than a month.  There’s always a lot of excitement around the draft anyway but I think this year will be different as fans will be looking for some solace from the world that has been flipped upside down.

Yes, the coronavirus has affected us all in some way; and, for the most part, it has shut down most professional sports for the time being until the powers that be can figure out the best way to resume those activities.

However, I’m seeing an influx of eSports going on and I actually watch a full NASCAR race on their iRacing platform with some of the top names in the business.  I had to wipe my eyes to ensure that it was real but FS1 was able to successfully execute a production that looked very much like the real thing.  They even had Rascal Flatts sing the national anthem virtually and they actually sounded very good even with each member of the group being socially distant.

Not that I’m a huge NASCAR fan or of the chart-topping musical group but it was great to see that networks are putting together innovative ways for us to enjoy our sports.

Hell, I even watched some horse racing as well which could be fairly easy to hold and keep the jockeys distant from each other.

Nonetheless, we’ll be glad when things get back to normal but it’s going a slow and methodical process before we get back into the stadiums/arenas/venues that we love.  They literally are my home away from home.  But until that said return to normalcy, they’ll remain empty and dark.

But anyway, that shin-dig of a draft is going on so let’s talk about what the Houston Texans have on the table.

Bill O’Brien, executive vice president of football operations Jack Easterby and the rest of their team will be making decisions virtually about the Houston Texans‘ future and they’ll have seven picks to work with this season.

By the way, the Miami Dolphins have FOURTEEN picks to work with and some of them are from the Houston Texans!  Wow!  It’ll be interesting to see how Brian Flores and his crew utilize the capital bestowed upon them.

They are as follows:

First round:  No pick (Traded to the Dolphins for Laremy Tunsil and Kenny Stills)

Second round:  No. 40

Second round:  No. 57 traded to the Los Angeles Rams in the Brandin Cooks trade

Third round:  No. 90

Fourth round:  No. 111 (acquired from the Dolphins in the Tunsil/Stills trade)

Fifth round:  No. 171

Seventh round:  No. 240

Seventh round:  No. 248

Seventh round:  No. 250

How will the Houston Texans use their assets?  We’re about to find out and since they won’t

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picking on Day 1, we’ll just have to see who will be taken off the board to start preparations on suggestions on who they should pick this Friday.

In a series of articles I’ve written, I’ve suggested that the Houston Texans should take a long, hard look at NFL prospects Raekwon Davis, Tee Higgins, J.R. Reed, Reggie Robinson, Jason Strowbridge, Davon Hamilton and Javelin Guidry as these guys will fulfill the needs the team is lacking at this moment.

It’s anyone’s guess on which way they’ll go but I’m just throwing my views out there.  We’ll just have to hope this new brain trust will bring in guys that have the best chance of improving this team quickly as they still are close to the edge of contending for something, especially with Deshaun Watson under center.

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Let’s hope for some good luck…

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