Free agency is kind of sort of over. The big money has been thrown around. The top talent has been devoured. There are scraps sitting around, the buy low deals, the value buys. And with the end of the first wave of free agency has come a new wave of mock drafts that take in account free agency decisions from last week.
First off, we have one from Danny Kelly at The Ringer. This is my favorite mock draft so far by the way. I’ve waited 19 years to call a NFL player Greedy Fly. Only 99.5 KISS San Antonio denizens understand.
23. Houston Texans: CB Andraez “Greedy” Williams, LSU
Offensive line remains a major need for Houston, but even after signing former Broncos corner Bradley Roby to a one-year, $10 million deal, the Texans still need reinforcements at the cornerback spot, too. Williams provides that: He’s a playmaking outside corner with speed, length, and an aggressive mentality.
Make up your mind. I need some help. To find this mind.
Josh Norris at Rotoworld took a stab at it as well. He has the Texans selecting, you guessed it, an offensive tackle. At least this time it’s a different offensive tackle than we usually see in the fake 2019 NFL Drafts.
23. Houston Texans - T Kaleb McGary, Washington
There’s an argument to be made that not a single Texans offensive lineman should be viewed as a long term piece to build around. Every one can be improved upon.
23. Houston Texans: T Jawaan Taylor, Florida
Offseason needs: Offensive tackle, cornerback, defensive line, tight end
After signing cornerbacks Bradley Roby and Briean Boddy-Calhoun, Houston lessened its need in the secondary. The hole at offensive tackle, though, is more glaring than ever. Because of that, the Texans should take whichever tackle they have graded the highest, whether it’s Taylor or Cody Ford of Oklahoma.
Some dude named Ben Standing at NBC Sports Washington wrote one. I like it because it once again has the Texans selecting a cornerback.
23. Houston Texans - CB DeAndre Baker, Georgia
Did the Texans just land the best corner in the draft? Several draft thinkers think Baker deserves such recognition. Houston’s secondary struggles are real. Adding protection for quarterback Deshaun Watson is also imperative should the Texans focus on the offense.
What do you think about these imaginary selections? Do you want to see Houston draft a tackle or a cornerback in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft next month?