Well, that was...a thing.
Following a first round where many teams seemed to be drafting by throwing out random names they read somewhere at one point a few months back, there are a number of guys still on the board who no one expected to be there for the second round. They are the headliners for Friday night, of course, but are far from the only big names you'll see taken tomorrow night.
Given the, um, lukewarm reception that greeted the Will Fuller pick, it's a safe bet that many of you are hoping that Rick Smith redeems himself in the second round. (Spoiler: LOL.) With that in mind, let's take a look at some of the unbetrothed who would be a good fit for your Texans.
Myles Jack, OLB, UCLA. This slide was predictable. Jack's lingering knee issues are enough of a red flag that no team wanted to be the one who drafted the LB version of Charles Spencer. That said, I'd take Jack in a heartbeat in the second round.
A'Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama. I thought it was a bit surprising that Robinson made it past the first round. He's got good size and strength and proportions for the NFL, and he's a perfect complementary DT for a team that has a legit pass rusher. He won't make it far into Round Two.
Reggie Ragland, ILB, Alabama. I'll be honest--I'd have taken Ragland in at 22 and walked away happy, so the prospect that he could be available in the second for Houston (probably with some trading involved) is very, very intriguing. Because the current ILBs on this team are the reason we can't have nice things.
Hunter Henry, TE, Arkansas. I'm predisposed not to like him, but I can't deny his skillset. I wouldn't trade up to get him, but I'd seriously consider him if he fell to my pick.
Jihad Ward, DE, Illinois. Mainly so I can make a ton of Team America jokes. Also, because he's crazy versatile along the defensive front.
Derek Watt, FB, Wisconsin. A reach? MAYBE. But...genetics, y'all.