Again and again, we have Houston and Kendall Wright linked. This time, it's from one of the most respected sources for Texans talk, Lance Zeirlein. What were his reasons for tabbing Wright at No. 26?
Wright's draft stock may have been hurt by his subpar 40 time at the combine, but he ran better at his Pro Day which should help. While Wright lacks great size or speed, he would give the Texans a game-ready option who could come in and play in the slot or outside in their 3-WR sets.
What's weird is before free agency, Houston only really had the hole at wide receiver. Now, though? They have spots to fill at linebacker, offensive line depth, wideout and possibly the secondary. Oh, and kicker. That too.
Is Wright the best available fit on the board? His pro day went a long way to making up some stock and keeping him in the first round. He had to run better than at the combine and he did. He's also not quite as raw as Jacoby Jones, but the only problem I have with his pick is the upside. Can Wright be a legitimate No. 1 wideout in three or four years?
The pick right after Houston's in this mock is Nick Perry. I'd almost rather see him get picked by the Texans than Wright. But, I'm certainly not as football smart or as connected as LZ, so I'll bow to his superior mock drafting ability for now.
For the record, LZ has Houston taking Vinny Curry, an OLB from Marshall that's been a hotter name around draft circles. Would fit into linebacker rotation with Brooks Reed, most likely.