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Redoing The Texans’ 2019 NFL Draft

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Are you satisfied with what the team did in the 2019 NFL Draft?

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This is the offseason. I don’t feel any different. Well, kind of. The offseason will officially begin after the Super Bowl, but there are 30 sad franchises already, watching and waiting, so in the meantime, there’s a sliver of days to review what transpired in 2019 before looking ahead to 2020.

ESPN has already gotten started on this. Today they posted a Re-Draft of the 2019 NFL Draft, where their beat reporters re-draft for the teams they cover. This is who Sarah Barshop selected for your Houston Texans for the first two rounds:

23. Houston Texans

Original pick: Tytus Howard, OT

New pick: Tytus Howard, OT

The pick came down to Howard or guard Elgton Jenkins, but Houston desperately needed a right tackle. The only knock on Howard is that he didn’t stay healthy all season, but coach Bill O’Brien praised the rookie for his play and ability to come back from a knee injury in the middle of the season. He should be a strong presence across from left tackle Laremy Tunsil for the foreseeable future to protect quarterback Deshaun Watson. — Sarah Barshop

54. Houston Texans (From SEA)

Original pick: Lonnie Johnson Jr., CB

New pick: Jamel Dean, CB

The Texans think Johnson will have a good future, but he struggled and was ranked last at his position by Pro Football Focus. Dean improved in the second half of the season for the Bucs. Among all cornerbacks with 25 or more targets since Week 10, his passer rating allowed of 29.1 was the lowest in the NFL, according to PFF. — Sarah Barshop

55. Houston Texans

Original pick: Max Scharping, OT

New pick: C.J. Gardner-Johnson, CB

With Scharping off the board, the Texans instead get more help for their secondary. Gardner-Johnson spent most of his time at slot corner for the Saints, and according to Pro Football Focus data, his forced incompletion rate of 29.6% on those slot targets was the best in the NFL. — Sarah Barshop

Do you agree? Looking back on it, who would you have they rather drafted when the Texans went on the clock?