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John Olthoff – Dear Drew, How many 2022 draft picks have Texans accumulated?
DD: Hi John. Right now, the Texans have nine picks in 2022: their own first, second and third, as well as a third from the Saints. They have their own fourth, no fifth, their own sixth, plus a sixth from the Packers and a sixth from the 49ers. They also have the Cowboys' seventh-rounder.
So, before the third round ends, they'll have four picks. On Day 3, they currently have five picks.
That number will likely change, because of potential trades and the possibility of compensatory picks, before the Draft happens on April 28.
James B. – Dear Drew, I have one football and one non-football question for you. My one football question is, can you give me an update on the health of Laremy Tunsil? And non-football is, what is your favorite Tex-Mex restaurant in Houston?
DD: Good stuff. On Monday morning, Head Coach David Culley was asked about Tunsil's availability for the Titans game. Culley said it was a "wait and see" situation about whether the two-time Pro Bowler could play a week from Sunday and that the Texans were hopeful he'd begin practicing again next week. He last played in Week 5 at NRG Stadium versus the Patriots.
As for Tex-Mex, some of my favorites are Teotihuacan on Airline and Guadalajara on the Katy Freeway.
Jack Beezley – Dear Drew, We kept hearing the Texans were a run-first team. After investing heavily in the O-line and the addition of big names, they are pretty mundane. Why isn't this team better when trying to run the ball?
DD: The Texans coaches and players are disappointed with the way they've run the ball in 2021. They're averaging just 3.3 yards per carry, and through nine games, they've picked up just 682 yards on the ground. Pre-snap penalties have put Houston's offense in difficult spots, and then holding penalties have also brought back some successful runs as well.
Mix in injuries to both starting tackles, as well as starting center Justin Britt, and that's hurt with continuity upfront.
The Texans banked on being able to run the ball better this year, but it hasn't happened. They're working this Bye Week to get that changed for the second half of the season.
Riley Wallace – Dear Drew, What will be the best for the Texans moving forward at QB?
DD: Getting the offense moving and helping the team win. Whether that's with Tyrod Taylor, who Culley said will start at Tennessee in Week 11 or with Davis Mills after that, is a question many of you have asked. We'll see, as I think there's a good chance you'll see both get snaps down the stretch here in November, December and early January.
Carolyn Bean – Dear Drew, Will J.J. Watt get to come back to the Texans long enough to wear a Texans uniform for the Hall of Fame?
DD: I don't think we'll see Watt suit up for the Texans in the future, but perhaps that could change. Also, the Pro Football Hall of Fame has busts (basically, head statues) of the players, so it doesn't really matter for which team a Hall of Famer played.
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