Draft season is officially upon us, as the NFL Combine begins next week in Indianapolis.
The Texans are without a first-round pick for the next two springs, as they acquired Pro Bowl left tackle Laremy Tunsil and receiver Kenny Stills from Miami in exchange for the 2020 and 2021 first-round picks, the 2021 second-round selection, as well as cornerback Johnson Bademosi and tackle Julién Davenport. Houston also picked up the Dolphins' third-round pick this season, which they then dealt to Oakland in October for cornerback Gareon Conley.
The Texans have the 57th overall pick, and it'll be their first selection this April. That's a second-rounder.
Over the last decade, HoustonTexans.com has routinely done a Mock Draft Survey, compiling all the notable mock drafts from around the internet.
Most mock drafts only cover the first round, so the amount of pickers for the Texans in 2020 is drastically reduced.
As you'll see in the table below, Boise State pass rusher Curtis Weaver is the most-mocked player to the Texans, as he appeared in three mock drafts out of 11. Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor showed up on a pair of mock drafts. In all, five mockers had Houston selecting help on the defensive front, and four had them taking a running back. A corner, a receiver and an offensive lineman appeared on the other mocks.
We'll post Mock Draft Survey 3.0 in mid-March.
Here's a look back at what the experts went with in the first Mock Draft Survey for 2020, which was shortly after last year's draft, and over three months before the blockbuster deal with the Dolphins.
|HOUSTON CHRONICLE (J. MCCLAIN)||DE/OLB CURTIS WEAVER, BOISE STATE||2/18/20|
|THE DRAFT NETWORK (T. SIKKEMA)||DE/OLB CURTIS WEAVER, BOISE STATE||2/15/20|
|NFL.COM (C. REUTER)||DE/OLB CURTIS WEAVER, BOISE STATE||2/3/20|
|PRO FOOTBALL FOCUS (M. RENNER)||RB JONATHAN TAYLOR, WISCONSIN||2/11/20|
|YAHOO! SPORTS (E. EDHOLM)||RB JONATHAN TAYLOR, WISCONSIN||2/10/20|
|ROTOWORLD (T. NYSTROM)||RB CLYDE EDWARDS-HELAIRE, LSU||2/11/20|
|THE ATHLETIC (A. REISS)||DL JORDAN ELLIOTT, MISSOURI||2/19/20|
|HOUSTON CHRONICLE (A. WILSON)||DE/OLB TERRELL LEWIS, ALABAMA||2/18/20|
|DRAFTEK||CB CAMERON DANTZLER, MISSISSIPPI STATE||2/18/20|
|BLEACHER REPORT (M. MILLER)||WR JAELEN REAGOR, TCU||2/3/20|
|USA TODAY (L. EASTERLING)||OL SHANE LEMIEUX, OREGON||2/17/20|
The NFL Draft begins Thursday evening, April 23 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The second round is the following night.
The Houston Texans roster in photos. (Updated 5/7/2021)