The Houston Texans are clearly in a rebuilding period and need a little bit of everything on their roster. How should they attack the 2023 NFL Draft? Houston has the second overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft and is in an excellent position to rebuild their franchise.
They had some nice years with Deshaun Watson and Bill O’Brien, but that era quickly vanished and Houston has endured some very lean years lately.
They fired Lovie Smith and decided to bring in DeMeco Ryans, a former Texan in the NFL and someone who recently spent time with the San Francisco 49ers as their defensive coordinator.
With intensely high draft capital and a new head coach in town, the Texans could be well positioned for the future.
Houston Texans’ Mock Draft: The DeMeco Ryans’ era
1st overall: Bryce Young, QB, Alabama
Depending on who you talk to, Bryce Young is the best quarterback in the 2023 NFL Draft. His lean frame could give some valid durability concerns, but he does just about everything right and should have a bright future in the league.
12th overall: Myles Murphy, EDGE, Clemson
The main issue with the Houston Texans besides not having a franchise QB at the moment is that they need help at just about every position on their roster. Picking the best player available at every selection should be the name of the game foe Houston.
33rd overall: Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College
It might not make sense taking Zay Flowers since the Texans have a similar player in John Metchie, but this organization simply needs to get talent into their building and on their roster. Flowers is electric and should help out whatever team he goes to.
65th overall: John Michael Schmitz, OC, Minnesota
Beefing up the offensive line should be a priority for the Texans. Adding one of the best centers in the 2023 NFL Draft in John Michael Schmitz is an excellent idea to pair with Bryce Young.
73rd overall: Keeanu Benton, DT, Wisconsin
104th overall: Jordan Battle, S, Alabama
161st overall: Tyjae Spears, RB, Tulane
188th overall: Dorian Williams, LB, Tulane
201st overall: Hunter Luepke, RB, North Dakota State
203rd overall: Dante Stills, DT, West Virginia
230th overall: Nick Herbig, EDGE, Wisconsin
259th overall: Camren McDonald, TE, Florida State
The Houston Texans have a ton of picks in the late rounds, which is a mixed bag. History tells us that these players may just be out of the league entirely, but having this many picks gives them that much more of a chance to find the next star.
Hitting on the best player available at every selection is crucial for the rebuilding Texans.