Our Steelers brethren and sistren at Behind The Steel Curtain have a new four-round mock draft up. Skepticism of another team’s fan adequately assessing the needs of your Houston Texans and appropriately getting value at each spot is generally warranted; this effort, however, is worth your time, as it’s different and considerably more detailed than what you’ll get from the overwhelming majority of mock drafts. Here’s what this scenario has the Texans doing with their first five picks through the first four rounds of the 2017 NFL Draft:
25. Houston Texans - Garett Bolles (OT—Utah)
Team needs: QB/RT/TE/S/DL
After likely signing Tony Romo, wherein the Texans wouldn’t have to use this pick on Pat Mahomes or some other QB, Houston’s biggest need is at RT. Derek Newton may not play football again because he tore the patellar tendon in both knees. Both OG spots could be addressed as well. Defensively, the Texans’ biggest issue is at safety after allowing Quintin Demps to walk in free agency.
57. Houston Texans - Marcus Williams (FS—Utah)
Quintin Demps signed with Chicago.
89. Houston Texans - Larry Ogunjobi (DT—Charlotte)
Houston needs a DE opposite of J.J. Watt.
130. Houston Texans - George Kittle (TE—Iowa)
Houston needs a receiving threat at TE.
142. Houston Texans (via Cleveland Browns) comp pick - Jalen Myrick (CB—Minnesota)
A.J. Bouye signed with Jacksonville.
Would you dig the first half of the Texans’ 2017 draft if it worked out this way?