After a season of going 2-14, the Texans get the choice of choosing any player in this year’s upcoming draft. They obviously had a dreadful year that every Texan fan would like to forget. This is a very important draft for the Texans, because they obviously have some holes to fill if they want to contend again. In this article I will address the some of Houston’s needs and how they can fix them.
QUARTERBACK- This is the most obvious glaring hole in the Texans roster right now. Matt Schaub’s skills have diminished with his age and can’t possibly start for the Texans anymore. Keenum played solid in some of his games, but disappeared in others. He was also never able to win a game as the Starter. The two quarterbacks combined for a TD:INT ratio of 19:20 throughout the season. Unless Obrien believes he can salvage either of these players, Houston will definitely Draft a QB in the first round. The Free Agent pool for quarterbacks is not very deep this year(Vick,McCown,Hill,Henne), so I don’t think the Texans should look there. If the Texans are going to draft a QB, it will most likely be Manziel,Bortles, or Bridgewater.
OFFENSIVE TACKLE- The Texans were suppose to enter the year with a decent O-line this year, but it didn’t really live up to its potential. Chris Myers is aging as well,but the Texans need a Tackle the most. Derek Newton looked absolutely terrible, and struggled to protect the right side all season. He split time with Ryan Harris and wasn’t much better, but should’ve started over Newton. They still have 2 Tackles who were placed on IR in the Pre-season who have yet to show what they have. Brennan Williams and David Quessenberry still have yet to play in an NFL game. It’s not too hard to say that the Texans will look for a Tackle in the early rounds.
INSIDE LINEBACKER- Another season where Whitney Mercilus hasn’t really lived up to his First Round selection. The Texans really need help at inside linebacker, and there are a few house hold names that can be found early on in the draft. Houston can Opt to move Brooks Reed to ILB and draft a true outside linebacker such as Ryan Shazier from OSU or Kyle Van Noy from BYU. That’s a good idea but who knows what Crennel will decide to do with his new team. The Texans were eaten alive with injuries at the Linebacker Position and eventually had to sign Linebackers off the streets to START for them. They also can’t catch a break with the Injury Prone Brian Cushing. This will be an interesting story as to who the Texans will use in their defensive format. Hopefully they can get back on track and solidify the Linebacker position.
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