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All-AFC South 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Houston Texans, Malik Nabers, WR

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With the No. 22 overall pick in the midseason NFL 2024 Mock Draft for the AFC South, the Houston Texans use the Cleveland Browns' pick to select LSU's wide receiver Malik Nabers. Nabers has shown promise and could potentially fill a void in the Houston offense.

Nabers is known for his speed and agility, making him a difficult player to defend against. His ability to make big plays could turn the tide, favoring the Texans in crucial games. In 2023, outside of flashes from Tank Dell, the Texans WRs lack difference-makers, but Malik Nabers is a prime candidate to be the Texans' centerpiece. At 6'0" and 200 pounds, he can be a three-level threat. He is explosively swift and has a keen control of his motion speed. Furthermore, he has an instinct for catching the football and is agile and persistent after the catch.

Going into 2023, Nabers is among the nation's top receivers, having garnered 72 receptions, 1,017 yards, and 3 touchdowns in the prior season. This made him the leader in receptions in the SEC and second in receiving yards. His performance in the Citrus Bowl against Alabama CB Kool-Aid McKinstry was outstanding, earning him MVP honors. 

In addition, he has been involved in 25 college games with 17 starts and has earned 1,437 yards and 7 TDs from 100 receptions. His attributes include an adept route-running capacity and an ability to shift gears quickly. 

CJ Stroud has shown he is an elite quarterback in the making; getting him weapons needs to be the Texans' highest priority. Nabers and Stroud could be a Manning/Harrison duo for the next decade.