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Houston Texans Credited With Two "Steals" In 2016 NFL Draft

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Houston made some great selections in the 2016 NFL Draft, and one source suggests that the Texans grabbed two of the top-twenty best values before the weekend came to a close. Join the conversation at Battle Red Blog.

Braxton Miller adds even more speed and quickness to the new "Legion of Zoom" in Houston.
Braxton Miller adds even more speed and quickness to the new "Legion of Zoom" in Houston.
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Good morning!  Is your head still spinning from the flurry of action this weekend as your favorite NFL team wrangled and negotiated to transform their roster into a more competitive team for the upcoming season?  As the dust settles, we'll take time this week to speculate on just how things went for your Houston Texans.

An article from Fox Sports ranked twenty of the best values from the 2016 NFL Draft, and the Texans were credited with not one, but TWO of them!  You can see the entire list HERE.

20 biggest bargains from the 2016 NFL Draft

5. Braxton Miller to the Texans in the third round

I really love what Houston did in this draft and the former two-time Big Ten Player of the Year is a big part of that. Along with Notre Dame blazer Will Fuller and SJ State RB Tyler Ervin, the Texans provided a major jolt to their offense. Miller is dynamic. Bill O'Brien saw how dangerous the 6-1, 200-pounder was when he was coaching at Penn State in 2013 and Miller was wrecking the Big Ten. Houston assistant Mike Vrabel also was on that OSU staff when Miller was there. He knows what Miller can do. Prediction: Braxton Miller will show up a bunch of times on Sunday's game-break highlight cut-ins making big plays.

11. D.J. Reader to the Texans with the 166th pick

Another Houston pick I really liked. Reader, a former Clemson baseball player, is a freaky athlete. He told me he once was clocked at throwing a pitch at 94 MPH in high school despite weighing 321. He also can do a split despite that massive size. He can overwhelm guys with his burst and leverage. Reader did have an up-and-down career at Clemson. A big part of that was his struggling to deal with the death of his father in 2014 and he left the team for a while.

I happen to agree, and I can't wait to see these guys in action soon!  Share your thoughts with fellow fans in the comments section below.