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Red Zone Play: Polling The Mock Drafts

Which player mocked to the Houston Texans do you want?

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With so many mock drafts flying around, the alleged “expert choices” for the Houston Texans in this month’s upcoming NFL Draft are all over the map. It’s like trying to predict the weather in Texas.

But since we don’t have much else to talk about, aside from Jadeveon Clowney’s contract situation, or lack thereof, we might as well take a poll and see what the consensus is for Houston’s upcoming draft needs.

» Round 1: No. 23 overall -- Greedy Williams, CB, LSU

» Round 2: No. 54 (from Seahawks) -- Tytus Howard, OT, Alabama State

Williams has good length and speed. He would have a year to learn under veteran Johnathan Josephbefore Joseph hits free agency. Howard is a small-school tackle who may need a redshirt year to acclimate to NFL game speed, but he has the athleticism to handle the blind side for a tackle-needy team like Houston.



Dalton Risner, OL, Kansas

The Texans have to take an offensive lineman here. They just have to.

Walter Football:

Houston Texans: Clelin Ferrell, DE/OLB, Clemson Edge rusher is not one of Houston’s top needs, but Clelin Ferrell is the best player available. I imagine the Texans would be interested in Ferrell if he falls to No. 23, as Whitney Mercilus has been on the decline in recent years. Mercilus is also entering his contract season, and he turns 30 soon, so Houston may view Ferrell as the successor for Mercilus across from Jadeveon Clowney.

Clelin Ferrell could’ve been a top-15, or even a top-10 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft had he declared (perhaps No. 6 overall to the Colts.) Charlie Campbell has reported in the NFL Hot Press that teams aren’t as high on Ferrell this year, but he should still be taken in the 12-20 range.

The Sporting News:

23. Houston Texans

Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama

The Texans need to upgrade their running game with Lamar Miller slowing down and D’Onta Foreman being a durability concern. Jacobs (5-10, 220 pounds) is the best bet of any feature-type back early in the draft. There’s a bit of Ezekiel Elliott in him; he’s a smart, complete back who runs with great vision and power, and he is equally elusive as an outside runner and receiver.

John Harris via

23. Houston Texans

Needs: CB, OT, RB

Offensive tackle Greg Little, Ole Miss

There’s little question that Little is wildly talented but he’s far from a finished product. He’s agile. He’s got the length and size that an NFL tackle must have. He’s confident. He played against some of the best competition in college football. He can do some things that no other tackle can do in this draft. Now, his offensive scheme didn’t really do him any favors the past couple of seasons, but if he’s ready to work and learn, he is moldable clay and has perhaps the most potential of any offensive line prospect in this draft. I hate potential, but I’m rolling on upside on this one.

And there are a slew of other players who theoretically could be available, including Andre Dillard, Jonah Williams, Cody Ford, Jawaan Taylor, T.J. Hockenson, and just about every other player who’s considered a mid to late first rounder and not a quarterback.

With all these choices and more, let’s see who you want to get the call from Brian Gaine in the first round next week.


Who should the Texans draft with their first round pick next week?

This poll is closed

  • 17%
    Jonah Williams
    (160 votes)
  • 3%
    Greedy Williams
    (29 votes)
  • 6%
    Dalton Risner
    (63 votes)
  • 0%
    Clelin Ferrell
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    Josh Jacobs
    (0 votes)
  • 2%
    Greg Little
    (26 votes)
  • 5%
    Byron Murphy
    (48 votes)
  • 11%
    Andre Dillard
    (105 votes)
  • 11%
    Cody Ford
    (106 votes)
  • 1%
    Jawaan Taylor
    (15 votes)
  • 0%
    T.J. Hockenson
    (4 votes)
  • 10%
    Rock Ya-Sin
    (102 votes)
  • 0%
    Deandre Baker
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    Josh Jacobs
    (2 votes)
  • 18%
    Trade out of the first round
    (176 votes)
  • 10%
    Other (tell us in the comments)
    (97 votes)
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