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2019 NFL Mock Draft: Two Rounds’ Worth From Todd McShay and Mel Kiper

You get six picks for the price of three!

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The 2019 NFL Draft is (checks watch) 22 days away. That means you have (taps calculator) a little less than three weeks to digest more mockery of the upcoming proceedings. To that end, Mel Kiper and Todd McShay recently spewed forth their latest projection for the first and second rounds of the upcoming draft, which you can check out in its entirety here.

Or you can just keep reading below to see who they have your Houston Texans selecting with the 23rd, 54th, and 55th overall picks.

23. Houston Texans

Kiper: Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State

Let’s get some protection for Deshaun Watson, who was sacked a league-high 62 times last season. Dillard could play left or right tackle.

McShay: Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State

This is a no-brainer. You just can’t have your franchise quarterback taking that many sacks.

54. Houston Texans (from Seattle Seahawks)

Kiper: Damien Harris, RB, Alabama

I like this fit for both sides, as Harris could quickly become the go-to back behind Deshaun Watson. He’s not as powerful as former teammate Josh Jacobs, but he has some burst between the tackles.

McShay: Lonnie Johnson Jr., CB, Kentucky

Kevin Johnson is gone, and new Texan Bradley Roby is a slot guy, so Johnson would help replenish the secondary.

55. Houston Texans

Kiper: Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, DB, Florida

Houston brought in Tashaun Gipson to replace Tyrann Mathieu, but Gardner-Johnson could compete for a starting safety spot. He also has the athletic ability to play some corner.

McShay: Dru Samia, G, Oklahoma

We added Andre Dillard in the first round, but let’s keep reworking that offensive line. Samia is a reliable, versatile option.

I could certainly dig Andre Dillard in the first round. I do not love the idea of Damien Harris—or any running back, really—in the second round. Hard to disagree with the notion of addressing the secondary and/or offensive line with all three of the Texans’ first picks, but I don’t profess to be well versed enough to laud or jeer the specific additions and value of Lonnie Johnson, Jr., Chauncy Gardner-Johnson, or Dru Samia.

What say you?