THE PICK IS IN!
Houston Texans upgrade secondary at No. 3 overall
The Houston Texans decided to stay put at No. 3 overall like we anticipated and drafted LSU corner, Derek Stingley Jr.
You can see some of his highlights in the video above.
Here's an overview of the LSU corner from our draft expert Lance Zierlein, via NFL.com.
Uniquely gifted cornerback with rare blend of size, speed and explosiveness that will have teams willing to judge his upside off of tape from two seasons ago. Stingley played in just 10 games over the last two years, offering flashes of his upside rather than sustained play. Regardless of season, he's long, loose and extremely athletic. Elite speed and ball skills give him a chance to thrive as a bump-and-run corner capable of shadowing top talent around the field. He allows some separation from off-man but bursts to close distance instantly. He's well-suited for a variety of zone coverages but needs to play with much better zeal and toughness in run support. Stingley will likely measure and test like Marshon Lattimore, Patrick Peterson and Antonio Cromartie (depending on his weight), but he needs to find that breakthrough 2019 form in order to reach his potential as a lockdown cover talent.
For more info on Stingley, check out his full draft profile on NFL.com.
You can see Stingley introduced to Texans fans via Zoom below. Really cool moment.