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The Houston Texans currently have 2 first-round selects in the 2022 NFL draft, however they might attempt to relocation their 2nd option greater than No. 13 ingeneral. 

Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Texans are “exploring” alternatives for a 2nd leading-10 choice and might “position themselves” to trade the 13th choice for the right gamer if offered.

The Texans’ veryfirst choice is at No. 3. They gotten the 13th choice from the Cleveland Browns as part of the Deshaun Watson trade. 

Given the unpredictability at the leading of the draft, beginning with the Jacksonville Jaguars at No. 1, it’s challenging to task who may be offered to the Texans with their veryfirst choice. 

ESPN’s Todd McShay predicted LSU cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. to Houston at No. 3, however he keptinmind the group is “keeping its cards close to its vest,” with Oregon’s Kayvon Thibodeaux and North Carolina State’s Ikem Ekwonu noted as capacity choices. 

J.P. Acosta of Football Outsiders mentioned cornerback as the Texans’ mostsignificant requirement and pass-rusher as a “quiet requirement.”

Thibodeaux and Jermaine Johnson II might fill the edge-rusher requirement, however both gamers are forecasted as leading-10 selects in McShay’s mock draft. 

Houston basic supervisor Nick Caserio has the high-end of 10 chooses in this year’s draft, consistingof 5 of the veryfirst 80 choices. He likewise has extra first-round selects in 2023 and 2024 and a third-rounder in 2023 from the Watson offer. 

Whatever the Texans’ strategy for the veryfirst round may be, they have plenty of draft capital to possibly make an aggressive relocation. 

They have won 4 videogames in each of the past 2 seasons. The defense ranked 31st in backyards permitted (384.4 per videogame), connected for 27th in sacks (32) and 27th in points enabled (26.6) in 2021.      

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