The Houston Texans 2017 NFL Draft is going to be critical to the team’s immediate and future competitiveness.
Paul Jackiewicz covers the Houston Texans for FanSided’s Toro Times and was gracious enough to answer a few questions before the 2017 NFL Draft. This is art of a series to check in on AFC South rivals as and keep tabs on their future growth. The division should be hotly contested in 2017.
Without further ado, let’s dive in:
What would be considered a successful draft for the Texans in 2017?
With the Texans desperately needing a franchise quarterback, I believe finding that quarterback will make this year’s draft a successful one for Houston.
Of course we won’t know if the draft is a true success for at least a couple a couple of years.
What are the top three positions that need a draft upgrade and can the Texans feasibly get someone at those positions in 2017?
The bad news for the Texans is that their top three needs are quarterback, right tackle and safety.
With the way this year’s draft class looks, the easiest need to fill will be at safety since this year’s crop of quarterbacks and offensive lineman looking very weak.
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What is the worst case scenario for the Texans in the 2017 NFL Draft?
Worst case for the Texans is that they aren’t able to find a tackle to fix the right side of their line and they whiff on drafting a franchise quarterback.
What is the best case scenario for the Texans in the 2017 NFL Draft?
Best case, Houston is able to find a quarterback that can lead their offense for the next 10 plus years as well as a right tackle that can protect him.
How do you think the 2017 NFL Draft will play out?
I feel like the Texans won’t draft a quarterback or right tackle in the first round because there won’t be one good enough to take with the 25th overall pick. Instead I think they will get their quarterback in the second round.