Grading the Texans Draft Picks

Drake Drymond, Head Editor

The 2020 NFL Draft has come and gone and with its end comes new beginnings for rookies across the league. For the Houston Texans, 5 new players were added. Here are the grades for those picks.

Ross Blacklock- DT TCU- With their 1st selection in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Texans took Ross Blacklock 40th overall. Blacklock was a great value pick in the 2nd round as one of the best pass rushers from the Defensive Tackle spot in this year’s draft. Blacklock won’t replace D.J. Reader by himself, but significantly bolsters the Texans pass rush that struggled last season. Ultimately, Blacklock should be a day 1 contributor at Defensive Tackle. Grade: A

Johnathan Greenard- DE Florida- The Texans again addressed the defensive side of the ball with the 90th overall selection in Johnathan Greenard. The former Florida Gator was a solid player in both pass and run defense for the Gators last season. Although he lacks a bevy of reliable pass rush moves, he still has all the traits to be a solid rotating piece in the Texans front seven. Grade: C+

Charlie Heck- OT North Carolina- The Texans offensive line improved last year with the additions of Laremy Tunsil, Max Scharping, and Tytus Howard. Due to the youth of the offensive line, Heck is unlikely to contribute to the team, but should develop into a serviceable backup Right Tackle in the future. However, with players that could contribute more such as Rashard Lawerence, and Troy Dye still available, this pick doesn’t make the most sense. Grade: C-

John Reid- CB Penn State- Grade: C

Isaiah Coulter- WR Rhode Island- Grade: C+

Overall, the Texans had a decent draft and made the most with what they had, despite not making any game changing additions.