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1. (3) Derek Stingley, CB, LSU

1. (15) Kenyon Green, OG, Texas A&M

2. (37) Jalen Pitre, S, Baylor

2. (44) John Metchie, WR, Alabama

3. (75) Christian Harris, LB, Alabama

4. (107) Dameon Pierce, RB, Florida

5. (150) Thomas Booker, DT, Stanford

5. (170) Teagan Quitoriano, TE, Oregon St

6. (205) Austin Deculus, OG, LSU

UDFA

DB Kolby Harvell-Peel, Oklahoma State

DB Jacobi France, Memphis

DT Damion Daniels, Nebraska

DB Tristin McCollum, Sam Houston State

TE Seth Green, Minnesota

LB Jake Hansen, Illinois

DL Kurt Hinish, Notre Dame

OT Myron Cunningham, Arkansas

WR Johnny Johnson, Oregon

WR Drew Estrada, Baylor

 

Texans draft greatly hinges on what kind of Stingley shows up in the pros. At his best he's the prototypical CB, the flipside though is as dark as a potential bust. Lovie's scheme doesn't appear to be the best fit for him, relying primarily on off ball coverage, but Stingley is talented enough to find success in either scheme.

OL Green is a rock solid OL that should find a niche whether inside or out and should settle into a solid pro. S Pitre was a first round talent and fills a gigantic hole for the Texans. Imo he's a serious candidate for DROTY.

WR Metchie will also fill a similarly big hole once healthy. He was an underrated prospect that should thrive eventually....but that won't help this group initially in 2022.

ILB Harris potentially fills yet another big hole. He's limited but could be a difference maker as a run defender and pile up stat tackler. RB Pierce is a solid compliment to FA Marlon Mack as a change of pace banger. DT Booker adds needed depth and could fit the scheme here better than at Stanford.

 

TE Quitoriano is a smooth athlete with ball skills that could surprise on this thin group. OG Deculus was a solid late flier that could certainly earn a spot. But I wouldn't be surprised if UDFA OT Cunningham is the eventually starting RT.

I was also particularly high on S Harvell-Peel and he'll have an opportunity for snaps in this secondary.

 

2. (53) Alec Pierce, WR, Cincinnati

3. (73) Jelani Woods, TE, Virginia

3. (77) Bernhard Raimann, OT, Central Michigan

3. (96) Nick Cross, S, Maryland

5. (159) Eric Johnson, DT, Missouri St

6. (192) Andrew Ogletree, TE, Youngstown St

6. (216) Curtis Brooks, DT, Cincinnati

7. (239) Rodney Thomas, S, Yale

UDFA

Jack Coan, QB, Notre Dame

C.J. Verdell, RB, Oregon

Max Borghi, RB, Washington State

D'Vonte Price, RB, Florida International

Kekoa Crawford, WR, California

Samson Nacua, WR, BYU

Michael Young Jr., WR, Cincinnati

Josh Seltzner, G, Wisconsin

Alex Mollette, G, Marshall

Wesley French, C, Western Michigan

Ryan Van Demark, T, Connecticut

Cullen Wick, DE, Tulsa

McKinley Williams, DL, Syracuse

Scott Patchan, DL, Colorado State

Forrest Rhyne, LB, Villanova

JoJo Domann, LB, Nebraska

Dallis Flowers, CB, Pittsburg State

Sterling Weatherford, LB/S, Miami of Ohio

Trevor Denbow, S, SMU

 

Adding skill guys on offense was the priority in this draft and WR Pierce and TE Woods are talented, freakish, situational guys that should help Matt Ryan out a lot. Not mentioned much about Wentz's performance last season was that he didn't exactly have much to throw to.

What remains to be seen is whether Ryan will have time to throw. The OL is thin across the board and OT Raimann is too much of a project to help straight away. The Colts then passed on considerable day 3 talents on the OL.

I'm a big fan of S Nick Cross and thought he could go as high as the 2nd round. He's an athletic talent that needs coaching up to become a solid starter. DT Johnson is a solid mid round depth talent. Admittedly I'm not as familiar with the Colts last three day 3 guys but none are the OL depth they needed.

UDFA Coan had his draft fans and could earn a spot over James Morgan. RB Verdell flashed serious talent at Oregon but couldn't sustain his stock over the long haul. LB Domann is a good fit for the scheme and I'd wager will stick.

 

1. (18) Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas

2. (35) Roger McCreary, CB, Auburn

3. (69) Nicholas Petit-Frere, OT, Ohio State

3. (86) Malik Willis, QB. Liberty

4. (131) Hassan Haskins, RB, Michigan

4. (143) Chigoziem Okonkwo, TE, Maryland

5. (163) Kyle Phillips, WR, UCLA

6. (204) Theo Jackson, CB, Tennessee

6. (219) Chance Campbell, LB, Ole Miss

UDFA

Georgia Tech CB Tre Swilling

Sacred Heart RB Julius Chestnut

Minnesota LB Jack Gibbens

Iowa K Caleb Shudak

SMU WR Reggie Roberson Jr.

Ohio State DT Haskell Garrett

Maryland DL Sam Okuayinonu

Houston EDGE David Anenih

Texas A&M DT Jayden Peevy

Colorado St P Ryan Stonehouse

South Dakota State DB Michael Griffin II

Culver-Stockton OL Andrew Rupcich

 

GM Anderson shocked and angered many outside and inside the Titans organization with the draft day trade of AJ Brown for a 1st and a 3rd....but it was a sound move. Imo freshly acquired WR Woods was already the new defacto #1 WR. And WR Burks is every bit the prospect that Brown was out of Ole Miss. It doesn't ensure he'll have the same degree of success but it's a solid wager to essentially get a younger version of Brown back on a rookie deal.

After trading out of the first and stockpiling, he then traded back up for boom/bust QB Malik Willis. No one has a crystal ball but this is the scenario that best suits Willis' development.....to gradually learn a pro system on a playoff team without immediate pressure to perform.

CB McCreary fits the scheme well and adds to a talented young secondary. OT Petit-Frere's an eventual starter. RB Haskins is a versatile talent that can bang and catch the ball. TE Okonkwo's a Jonnu Smith clone. WR Phillips is a chain mover and could push Westbrook-Ikhine for snaps. DB Jackson and LB Campbell are practice squad/special team guys.

 

Among the UDFA's I liked Texas A&M DT Peevy. Lacks ideal strength but he's got a solid first step that you can't coach up.

 
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1. (1) Travon Walker, DE, Georgia

1. (27) Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah

3. (65) Luke Fortner, OC, Kentucky

3. (70) Chad Muma, LB, Wyoming

5. (154) Snoop Connor, RB, Ole Miss

6. (197) Greg Junior, CB, Ouachita Baptist

7. (222) Montaric Brown, CB, Arkansas

UDFA

Oklahoma State DL Israel Antwine

Notre Dame WR Kevin Austin Jr

Southeast Missouri State CB Shabari Davis

Norfolk State OLB De’Shaan Dixon

Utah OL Nick Ford

Tarleton State CB Benjie Franklin

Southern Mississippi TE Grayson Gunter

West Virginia S Sean Mahone

Iowa State K Andrew Mevis

Arkansas LB Grant Morgan

Texas OL Denzel Okafor

Alabama Birmingham TE Gerrit Prince

UCF OL Marcus Tatum

Texas CB Josh Thompson

Central Arkansas WR Lujuan Winningham

 

Texans GM Balke certainly took a leap of faith with Walker #1 overall but tbh he's not much different than former Balke first rounders, Deforest Buckner or Arik Armstead.. I think he'll have a similar pro impact as those two.

He then traded back into the first for what was arguably the best off ball linebacker in the draft in Lloyd. He leaned into that position with a solid pick up in the 3rd in Muma. It's not a stretch to say this could be the leagues best LB duo in a few seasons.

Fortner is a rock solid plug and play center that should relieve Shatley. RB Connor was more of an UDFA imo and has a similar skill set to James Robinson but less talented. DB's Junior and Brown are special teams guys that will need to earn opportunities to see any significant playing time.

UDFA CB Thompson was one of my favorite corners in this class and barring any medical flags/character problems, I'll wager will earn a spot in this secondary at some point in the future. Wr Austin Jr, OL Ford and S Mahone were all guys that I considered draftable.