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2019 NFL Mock Draft: Mel Kiper Says The Texans Will Take...

Finally, someone besides Greg Little.

Washington State v Utah
That is a big dude.
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Your Houston Texans need help on the offensive line. That’s not exactly a secret. To that end, it seems like 90% of the mock drafts I’ve read have them selecting Greg Little with their first round pick. In his latest throw at the dart board, however, Mel Kiper has the Texans taking an offensive lineman not named Greg Little.

23. Houston Texans

Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State

Houston gave up a league-high 62 sacks last season, so the position is a clear priority this offseason. And Dillard, a three-year starter at Washington State, is one of the best pass protectors in this class. He could slot in at left or right tackle for Houston, and Deshaun Watson would be thrilled. Dillard (6-5, 305) was one of the stars of the Senior Bowl. I wouldn’t be surprised if Houston took multiple linemen early in this draft, and it has two second-round picks to try to improve.

How do you like those apples, BRB? Can you dig Andre Dillard as the Texans’ first round pick in a little more than two months’ time?