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
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
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
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.
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
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.