Duck! New player leads most-predicted to Texans | Mock Draft Tracker, 5.0

There's a new leader in the HoustonTexans.com Mock Draft Tracker.

A week after the Reese's Senior Bowl concluded and a day following the Los Angeles Rams winning a Super Bowl title over the Bengals, a shakeup in predictions has occurred for the Texans.

Oregon pass rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux was mocked to Houston by 10 different experts in the latest round of mock drafts. From 34 of the more prominent mock drafts, Thibodeaux garnered the most selections to Houston. With six overall apiece, Alabama OL Evan Neal and Notre Dame DB Kyle Hamilton were next in line. Michigan DE Aidan Hutchinson was mocked five times to the Texans, while LSU CB Derek Stingley, Jr. and NC State OL Ikem Ekwonu each were mocked three times to Houston.

Thibodeaux was a unanimous All-American last fall, and in three years with Oregon he logged 19 sacks. The 6-5, 258-pounder was the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year in 2019, a year after being named the USA Today High School Football Defensive Player of the Year.

The Texans own nine selections in the 2022 NFL Draft, which begins Thursday, April 28 in Las Vegas. Of those nine picks, four are in the first 80 overall, as Houston owns a first and second-round pick and a pair of third-rounders as well.

General Manager Nick Caserio said in a January press conference it's "a whole separate discussion" whether or not the Texans would actually stay in the third overall spot or trade back for more picks.

The only other time in franchise history Houston picked third overall, they selected WR Andre Johnson.

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MEDIA OUTLETPLAYERLAST UPDATED
CBS SPORTS (RYAN WILSON)DE KAYVON THIBODEAUX, OREGON2/14/2022
COLLEGE FOOTBALL NEWS (PETE FIUTAK)DE KAYVON THIBODEAUX, OREGON2/14/2022
NFL.COM (CYNTHIA FRELUND)DE KAYVON THIBODEAUX, OREGON2/11/2022
USA TODAY (LUKE EASTERLING)DE KAYVON THIBODEAUX, OREGON2/9/2022
THE DRAFT NETWORK (JOE MARINO)DE KAYVON THIBODEAUX, OREGON2/9/2022
THE DRAFT NETWORK (KEITH SANCHEZ)DE KAYVON THIBODEAUX, OREGON1/31/2022
PRO FOOTBALL NETWORK (IAN CUMMINGS)DE KAYVON THIBODEAUX, OREGON1/28/2022
NFL MEDIA (BUCKY BROOKS)DE KAYVON THIBODEAUX, OREGON1/25/2022
THE ATHLETIC (DANE BRUGLER)DE KAYVON THIBODEAUX, OREGON1/19/2022
NEW YORK POST (STEVE SERBY)DE KAYVON THIBODEAUX, OREGON1/15/2022
PRO FOOTBALL FOCUS (MICHAEL RENNER)OL EVAN NEAL, ALABAMA2/14/2022
DRAFT COUNTDOWN (SHANE HALLAM)OL EVAN NEAL, ALABAMA2/7/2022
FTN FANTASY (MATTHEW FREEDMAN)OL EVAN NEAL, ALABAMA2/1/2022
NEWSDAY (NICK KLOPSIS)OL EVAN NEAL, ALABAMA1/24/2022
ESPN (MEL KIPER, JR.)OL EVAN NEAL, ALABAMA1/19/2022
PRO FOOTBALL FOCUS (AUSTIN GAYLE)OL EVAN NEAL, ALABAMA1/17/2022
THE DRAFT SCOUT (MATT MILLER)S KYLE HAMILTON, NOTRE DAME2/14/2022
CBS SPORTS (KYLE STACKPOLE)S KYLE HAMILTON, NOTRE DAME2/5/2022
PRO FOOTBALL FOCUS (SAM MONSON)S KYLE HAMILTON, NOTRE DAME1/31/2022
PRO FOOTBALL FOCUS (TREVOR SIKKEMA)S KYLE HAMILTON, NOTRE DAME1/24/2022
THE DRAFT NETWORK (BRYAN PEREZ)S KYLE HAMILTON, NOTRE DAME1/24/2022
NFL MEDIA (DANIEL JEREMIAH)S KYLE HAMILTON, NOTRE DAME1/21/2022
BLEACHER REPORT (SCOUTING DEPT.)DE AIDAN HUTCHINSON, MICHIGAN2/14/2022
THE DRAFT NETWORK (BRENTLEY WEISSMAN)DE AIDAN HUTCHINSON, MICHIGAN2/14/2022
SI.COM (ZACK PATRAW)DE AIDAN HUTCHINSON, MICHIGAN2/8/2022
PFF.COM (SETH GALINA)DE AIDAN HUTCHINSON, MICHIGAN2/7/2022
ESPN.COM (JORDAN REID)DE AIDAN HUTCHINSON, MICHIGAN2/7/2022
CBS SPORTS (CHRIS TRAPASSO)CB DEREK STINGLEY, JR. LSU2/9/2022
NFL.COM (LANCE ZIERLEIN)CB DEREK STINGLEY, JR. LSU2/8/2022
THE DRAFT NETWORK (KYLE CRABBS)CB DEREK STINGLEY, JR. LSU1/20/2022
ATHLON SPORTS (BRYAN FISCHER)OL IKEM EKWONU, NC STATE2/14/2022
SPORTING NEWS (VINNIE IYER)OL IKEM EKWONU, NC STATE2/13/2022
CBS SPORTS (JOSH EDWARDS)OL IKEM EKWONU, NC STATE2/10/2022
FOX SPORTS (JASON MCINTYRE)QB MATT CORRAL, OLE MISS1/12/2022

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