Houston Texans 2020 NFL Draft
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Houston Texans 2020 NFL Draft Grade: “Bounce Back”
2 (40). Ross Blacklock, DT, TCU
3 (90). Jonathan Greenard, LB, Florida
4 (126). Charlie Heck, T, North Carolina
4 (141). John Reid, CB, Penn State
5 (171). Isaiah Coulter, WR, Rhode Island
Bill O’Brien has been raked over the coals in the offseason, but there should be little criticism of this year’s draft. Without a lot of draft capital, he was able to get some pieces that can contribute right away, even with a shortened offseason.
Blacklock is interesting in that his speciality is one gapping from the defensive tackle position. This isn’t necessarily the way that the Texans have approached their defensive strategy. Blacklock represents an understanding that, in order to beat teams like KC, they are going to have to get more pressure on opposing QB’s from anywhere they can.
After signing Tunsil to a long term contract, grabbing Heck in the fourth round is an under the radar move that could help solidify an offensive line that the Texans have had as a strength for years. Heck might not be a star, but he is technique sound and dependable. Instead of constantly trying to repair their o-line, the Texans are getting more toward having a deep unit.
Houston Texans 2020 NFL Draft: Last Year’s Draft
1-23: Tytus Howard, T (Alabama State)
2-54: Lonnie Johnson, CB (Kentucky)
2-55: Max Scharping, T (Northern Illinois)
3-86: Kahale Warring, TE (San Diego State)
5-161: Charles Omenihu, DE (Texas)
6-195: Xavier Crawford, CB (Central Michigan)
7-220: Cullen Gillaspia, RB (Texas A&M)
Houston Texans 2020 NFL Draft: 2018 Draft
3-68: Justin Reid, S (Stanford)
3-80: Martinas Rankin, T (Mississippi State)
3-98: Jordan Akins, TE (UCF)
4-103: Keke Coutee, WR (Texas Tech)
6-177: Duke Ejiofor, DE (Wake Forest)
6-211: Jordan Thomas, TE (Mississippi State)
6-214: Peter Kalambayi, LB (Stanford)
7-222: Jermaine Kelly, CB (San Jose State)
Draft Grade: Fingers Crossed
Houston got put in a bad situation in the first round, where offensive tackles were snagged ahead of them. They might have panicked a bit with Howard, a promising tackle prospect, but by no means a guy they can plug in there immediately and expect a high level of play.
They did add Scharping late in the second, and he might actually have a better chance to start at left tackle before their first rounder. He is experienced and technique sound.
Lonnie Johnson was a great value at 54 and fills a big need they had at corner.
Getting Omenihu in the 5th could be an absolute steal. They probably weren’t targeting that position at that spot, but the value was just too great.
GM: Bill O’Brien
Head Coach: Bill O’Brien
Offensive Coordinator: Tim Kelly
Defensive Coordinator: Romeo Crennel
Offensive Scheme: Erhardt-Perkins
Defensive Scheme: 3-4