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Texans go Bralen Trice in Draft Wire 2-round mock

The Houston Texans had a fabulous season and added a playoff win to show real progress for the organization.

Even though the Texans are turned around, technically, they could be at a standstill if they don’t make moves in the offseason.

According to Brennen Rupp from the Draft Wire, one move that the Texans make is take Washington defensive end Bralen Trice with the No. 23 overall pick.

The pressure king. Trice finished the season with 62 pressures, which ranked third overall in college football. Pairing him with the explosive Will Anderson would give the Texans a pair of edge rushers to build around. 

The Texans already have a pair with Jonathan Greenard, who led the team with 12.5 sacks. Greenard is out of contract, and Houston would need to re-sign their former 2020 third-rounder or let him walk. A scenario wherein the Texans are picking Trice is one where Greenard is elsewhere.

The Texans could also re-sign Greenard and take Trice as a vast replacement for Jerry Hughes, who will be 36 next season.

Story originally appeared on Texans Wire