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Here are the unavoidable external pressures that could influence, alter Houston Texans draft

Ohio State QB CJ Stroud declared for the NFL Draft this week, giving the Texans another top option at quarterback to consider drafting. One of the concerns about drafting Stroud stems from his choice of agent, David Mulugheta.

Mulugheta is Deshaun Watson's agent as well, which makes many wonder if the Texans would pass on Stroud to avoid another “problem child” Mulugheta client looking to get out of Houston as fast as possible.

Should Stroud's agent be a determining factor in the Texans decision to draft him?

Plus, does Texans GM Nick Caserio have enough pull with the McNair family to pass on QB at the top of the draft if he believes that's the best plan of action?

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DeMeco Ryans looks like the Texans' choice as the next head coach. Composite image by Brandon Strange.

The Houston Texans have been busy interviewing coaches over the last few weeks, and just this week, the team held second interviews with Giants OC Mike Kafka and Broncos DC Ejiro Evero. The Texans have also interviewed Los Angeles Rams tight ends coach and assistant head coach Thomas Brown, Sean Payton, Lions OC Ben Johnson, Eagles DC Jonathan Gannon, and Eagles OC Shane Steichen. Johnson has taken himself out of the mix and is returning to Detroit.

But according to a new report from Ian Rapoport, the Texans may already have their minds made up about their next head coach.

Former Texans linebacker and current 49ers DC DeMeco Ryans appears to be the top candidate for the Texans, and he is reportedly interested in the position, with a second interview likely to take place next week.

Ryans has been the defensive coordinator for the 49ers over the last two seasons. San Francisco was the best defense in the league in 2022.

Ryans is a popular pick for the position in Houston, and fans will be super excited if he eventually gets the job. Let's hope Rapoport's sources are correct, and the Texans have their new head coach lined up.

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