There’s still hope Julien Davenport Color Rush Jersey , I guess." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - exans communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsTexansOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Texans StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Texans NewsYahoo Texans Team PageYahoo Texans ReportYahoo Texans Depth ChartYahoo Texans TransactionsYahoo Texans PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Filed under:2019 NFL DraftReal, Actual, Thought-Provoking Texans Analysis2019 NFL Draft: Best Players Available After Round OneNew,37commentsThere’s still hope, I guess. CDTShareTweetShareShare2019 NFL Draft: Best Players Available After Round OneBrian Spurlock-USA TODAY SportsTo summarize Thursday night:The draft broke perfectly for the Texans. The Jaguars took Josh Allen, Atlanta took Chris Lindstrom, Carolina took Brian Burns, and Minnesota took Garrett Bradbury. It looked like Houston would be able to pick between Andre Dillard and Jawaan Taylor, two of the best, if not the two best, offensive tackles in the 2019 NFL Draft. Then the Eagles gave up a fourth and a sixth to swap spots with the Baltimore Ravens and took Dillard ahead of Houston. There he’ll learn from Jason Peters as Philly teaches him how run block. Damn. Well, at least Taylor is a really good all around tackle. He handled multiple first round picks last season, locking down Allen, Burns, and Montez Sweat. He could start at right tackle immediately. Instead Houston took Senior Bowl darling and Alabama State superhero Tytus Howard. After failing to add offensive line talent this offseason, with Deshaun Watson on his rookie contract and with plenty of cap space Tyrann Mathieu Color Rush Jersey , the Texans needed to find someone who could start at offensive tackle immediately. The team that has developed exactly one offensive lineman under Bill O’Brien took a developmental pick who they probably could have selected in the second round anyways. Even if the Howard selection works out in two seasons, it’s a horrible pick today. The Texans need a starting tackle now. Howard can’t sit and learn. He needs to start right away and overtake either Seantrel Henderson at right or beat out Matt Kalil or Julien Davenport at left. Anyways, there is still plenty of talent on the board whenever pick #33 comes up. The Texans have selections #54, #55, and #86 as of right now. Jawaan Taylor, Cody Ford, Dalton Risner, and Greg Little are still available if Houston wants to double dip at tackle. Greedy Williams, Rock Ya-Sin, Julian Love, Justin Layne, and Byron Murphy are left after Deandre Baker was the only cornerback selected in the first round. Eric McCoy and Connor McGovern are the top rated interior offensive linemen left. And there are other big names like D.K. Metcalf (WR), A.J. Brown (WR), Irv Smith (TE), and Deebo Samuel (WR) still around. Expect for the Texans to grab a cornerback or two tomorrow night and maybe even another tackle. In four hours, the Texans will try to win their ninth game in a row. During this run Sammie Coates Color Rush Jersey , they’ve played teams that have to run the ball to win, teams that have had to try to run the ball against the best run defense in football. Folks, this didn’t work. Running backs broke their teeth running into an iron skillet. Aside from Indianapolis, which lost T.Y. Hilton in the first quarter and were still sorting things out, the Texans have yet to play a competent passing offense during their eight game win streak. Today’s game against the Browns is in between. It’s not all one way or the other. The Browns are ninth in rushing attempts with 311 on the year. They are eighth in rushing attempts since Hue Jackson was fired with 88. BUT, the Browns actually throw the ball down the field. Since Jackson’s firing, Baker Mayfield has thrown the ball downfield 22 times, completing 10 of them for 223 yards and one touchdown. Yet the Browns are just 25th in weighted offense DVOA. The Browns are in between things, unlike the Texans’ previous wins. At a minimum, this one should be more interesting than the usual match-ups. With that, the floor is yours. Talk Texans, Browns, or anything else as we wait for the first quarter thread to post at 11:45 a.m. CST.