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2022 NFL Draft: What Should The Texans Do With The Third Overall Pick?

Decisions, decisions...

2011 NFL Draft

Now that we’ve finally moved on and made H-Town’s problem Cleveland’s problem, eyes can turn to the upcoming NFL Draft on April 28th, 2022.

Houston currently has a raft of picks, thanks to the aforementioned problem exiting town, the first of which is the third overall selection. The Jacksonville Jaguars, in desperate need of offensive line help, and the Detroit Lions, still working their rebuild that started in 1957, select ahead of Houston at the moment.

A lot has been made of what to do with the Texans #3 pick. General manager Nick Caserio can trade it for, hopefully—no more Blake Cashmans—more picks.

Caserio can select the best player available (BPA). He can even use it to draft a sought after rookie and trade that player, a la what the San Diego Chargers did with Eli Manning years ago.He could choose a defensive player, an offensive player, or even “pull a Minnesota” and select no one at all...as the Minnesota Vikings did much to the chagrin of their fans.

In today’s poll, we want to know what you would do if you were Nick Caserio on April 28th (aside from firing Jack Easterby before the draft begins so he can’t lobby to draft a quarterback and give said signal-caller a No Trade Clause, that is) .

At one point, the mock drafts out there had the top two players as EDGE rushers Aidan Hutchinson and Kayvon Thibodeaux. Most everyone assumed both would go before Houston went on the clock. However, Liberty University’s Malik Willis has catapulted back into the top three in some mocks after a solid Pro Day. Thibodeaux has tumbled a bit as well. Offensive lineman Evan Neal is now expected to be a top five selection. Some project safety Kyle Hamilton and offensive tackle Ikea Ekwonu will land in one of the top spots. Our own Matt Robinson has the Texans taking defensive end Travon Walker at No. 3.

One thing is for sure right now: Nothing is for sure.

What would you do?

Poll

What would you do with the third overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft?

This poll is closed

  • 46%
    Trade back for more picks.
    (448 votes)
  • 0%
    Trade it a starting caliber veteran.
    (7 votes)
  • 28%
    Stay there and select the best player available.
    (274 votes)
  • 8%
    Stay there and select the best offensive lineman available.
    (81 votes)
  • 6%
    Stay there and select the best defensive lineman available.
    (65 votes)
  • 5%
    Stay there and take Malik Willis if he’s still on the board.
    (53 votes)
  • 1%
    Stay there, select a sought after player, and trade him for more picks.
    (15 votes)
  • 0%
    Stay there and select a player not in the current expected top five (post who in the comments).
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Other (tell us in the comments)
    (8 votes)
  • 1%
    Noodles!
    (12 votes)
965 votes total Vote Now

As always, feel free to discuss your choice in the comments.