Draft Wire gives Texans a C-plus for 2021 NFL draft

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The Houston Texans didn’t have the best of drafts, nor the worst of drafts over the weekend.

However, the Texans had another five-man draft class, which seems to be the consequence of Houston’s trade for left tackle Laremy Tunsil at the end of the 2019 preseason. The Texans’ barrenness of draft picks is finally over.

According to Luke Easterling of the Draft Wire, the Texans were middle of the pack when it came to their success in the 2021 NFL draft.

They didn’t have much to work with, not picking until the third round, but the Texans made the most of it. Davis Mills gives them starter upside at quarterback and insurance for the Deshaun Watson situation, while Nico Collins gives them a big, physical target they need in the passing game. Brevin Jordan was a huge steal in the fifth round, giving them another athletic pass-catcher. Garret Wallow should make an immediate impact on special teams, and Roy Lopez is a massive presence for the defensive front.

The Texans earned a C-plus grade.

With the last mistakes of the Bill O’Brien era finally behind Houston, new general manager Nick Caserio should have plenty of resources in 2022 to have an A-plus draft.