The 2021 NFL Draft is in the books. 259 players now have new homes. Almost assuredly, every team got every player they wanted exactly when they wanted to.
However, we are going to look at them through the prism of the way I thought they did. Did a team reach? Did they get a steal? How did that trade work out? Over the course of the next few weeks, I will recap every team’s draft class. Some will be solely be written word. Some will be accompanied by a video from the Deep Fried Draft YouTube channel with an expert from that team talking about their class.
Today, we look at the Houston Texans.
TEXANS DRAFT CLASS
|5||147||TE||Brevin Jordan||Miami (FL)|
The Houston Texans are in disarray. Their star quarterback was the subject of trade speculation before being accused of sexual assault in several lawsuits. Their GM doesn’t have any respect from anyone who covers the sport. They hired a head coach whose last job was the passing game coordinator for a team that runs 70% of the time. And to make matters worse they had very little draft capital to try to improve their roster.
So, with DeShaun Watson not expected to be in uniform for 2021, Houston decided to draft another QB with their top pick. Unfortunately, the QB they selected was Davis Mills. To say I am not a fan of Davis Mills is an understatement. Mills played a whopping total of 11 games at Stanford. His tape in the games I watched was completely underwhelming. He will likely be the #3 QB during the season behind veterans Tyrod Taylor and Jeff Driskel.
Another underwhelming tape watch was Michigan WR Nico Collins. Collins is an amazing athlete. However, he never produced with the Wolverines and looked downright uninterested at times. Maybe he puts it together with Hoston. I have my doubts.
Miami (FL) TE Brevin Jordan is too small (6’2”) to be a traditional TE. He also tested poorly at his pro day. Jordan looked like a potential elite TE prospect in 2019. 2020 saw him drop off a little but he still looks like he can contribute.
Garrett Wallow is a likely special teams player at first while carving out a role on defense.
Roy Lopez was a fringe draftable prospect for me. Perhaps he can get into the defensive line rotation as a rookie.
The Texans signed the following undrafted free agents:
Ryan McCollum, IOL, Texas A&M
Marlon Williams, WR, UCF
Carson Green, OT, Texas A&M
Damon Hazelton, WR, Missouri
Next up we will look at the Tennessee Titans!