USA Today’s Luke Easterling has the rarest of mock drafts out—a seven round, team specific model for your Houston Texans. You can (and should) check out all seven picks Easterling made on the Texans’ behalf by clicking here. In the meantime, let’s preview what he has the Texans doing in the first three rounds.
1. DeShone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame
The Brock Osweiler experiment is already a huge failure, and the Texans can’t waste one of the NFL’s best defenses by not having a true franchise quarterback. Kizer is raw, but has all the physical and mental tools to develop into that player in Houston.
You have to think Mike Mayock would approve of this move. Would you? Or would you prefer to see the Texans draft a different rookie QB? Or perhaps acquire a veteran signal-caller instead of using a first-round pick on one?
2. Raekwon McMillan, LB, Ohio State
Brian Cushing is 30 years old, and injuries have been an issue for him. It’s time to find a young linebacker who can stabilize the middle of the defense for years to come, and McMillan is the kind of versatile player and leader who would be a perfect fit.
Would you spend a second-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft on a potential replacement for Brian Cushing and a running mate for Benardrick McKinney?
3. Taylor Moton, OL, Western Kentucky
There are needs at both guard and tackle for the Texans, so why not grab a guy who can play either spot? Moton is a 330-pound brick wall who has the athleticism to play right tackle in the NFL, but the power and anchor to slide inside to guard, if needed.
Of all Easterling’s picks in this mock draft, this is my favorite. Alas, I find it hard to imagine that Moton is still on the board when the Texans go on the clock late in the third round.
Thoughts on these (or the other four) picks, BRB?