I thought that A.J. Bouye’s departure to Jacksonville might result in more mock drafts matching defensive backs with your Houston Texans, particularly with so many observing what a talented cornerback class this is, but it hasn’t really happened yet. Instead, I continue to see a lot of offensive linemen and quarterbacks projected to Houston in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. That’s not absurd, of course; the team does need significant help there.
Mel Kiper, Jr.’s latest mock draft is up for your review, and he hasn’t been swayed by the loss of Bouye, at least as it pertains to the first round for Houston. You can read it in whole here. Or you can simply keep reading to see who he has the Texans taking with the 25th overall pick.
The Texans could be in play for a quarterback here after trading away Brock Osweiler, though Tony Romo could find his way to Houston soon if he gets his release from the Cowboys. For now I'm sticking with Robinson at No. 25, even if he'll have no idea whom he's blocking for. Robinson (6-6, 322) has been a known commodity for the Crimson Tide, for whom he was a three-year starter, but he isn't a lock to play left tackle. He's a powerful run-blocker who needs to clean up some things to reach his potential as a pass-blocker.
Are you any higher on Cam Robinson coming to Houston now than you were two months ago? Lance Zierlein certainly seems to urge caution in this scouting report. What’s your opinion on Robinson as a first round prospect for the Texans?