TEXANS DRAFT NEWS

Houston Texans go back to SEC for linebacker, running back

The Texans didn't have to wait long to make their fourth round pick on Saturday morning. They had the second overall pick of the 4th round and selected Florida running back, Dameon Pierce. You can watch his highlights above.

Here's an overview of Pierce from our draft expert Lance Zierlein, via NFL.com. Lance projected Harris to be a 3rd/4th round selection and compared him to Isaiah Crowell.

It's a fun afternoon of tape study watching Pierce play the game like a coiled spring ready to explode on each snap. He's an urgent runner with twitchy downfield burst, tackle-breaking leg drive and outstanding balance through contact. He reads and reacts to block development quickly and creates additional yardage with both power and subtle shiftiness. Pierce was highly productive (16 total touchdowns) in 2021 despite an embarrassingly low usage rate by the coaching staff. He has plenty of tread left on the tires and fits into any run-blocking scheme as a quality future starter or member of a RB tandem.

For more info on Pierce, check out his full draft profile on NFL.com.


If you missed what the Texans did in the 3rd round on Friday night, let us catch you up. The Houston Texans selected Alabama linebacker Christian Harris.

Here are some of his highlights.

Here's an overview of Harris from our draft expert Lance Zierlein, via NFL.com. Lance projected Harris to be a 2nd round selection and compared him to De'Vondre Campbell.

Long, athletic inside linebacker whose strengths and weaknesses could make him a target for a move outside. Harris' lack of desired recognition will result in missteps and mistakes that could prove much more costly on the NFL level. However, he could thrive as a chase-and-hit, weakside linebacker, where he can play faster. He can handle some coverage chores but it's not his strong suit. Harris has the physical attributes and athletic ability to make plays as an eventual starter but he might lack three-down versatility.

For more info on Harris, check out his full draft profile on NFL.com.

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Deshaun Watson will make his Cleveland Browns debut this Sunday against his former team at NRG Stadium. Watson has completed his suspension from the NFL for alleged sexual misconduct with dozens of massage therapists, and this Sunday will be the first game he has played in 700 days.

The Browns sit at 4-7 hoping Watson will be the spark the team needs to stack some wins and get into the Wild Card race. The Texans are still searching for their second win of the season, and many believe the team will be hiring another head coach come January.

With this in mind, who has the worst reputation? The Texans or Deshaun Watson?

It seems like an easy answer with Watson's legal troubles, but upon further review, the answer has to be the Texans. The Texans have hired two consecutive coaches that no other NFL team even interviewed. It seems like no quality candidates have any interest in coaching the Texans. Watson, however, had teams lining up for his services when the Texans decided to trade him.

Be sure to check out the video above as we dive into this topic and make a convincing case, as crazy as it sounds, that Watson is perceived to have a better reputation.

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