Houston Texans looking to shake things up against Miami, per report

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It looks like Davis Mills is heading to the bench. Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images.
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Despite Lovie Smith declining to name a starting QB for the Texans upcoming game against the Dolphins, reports are coming out saying the Texans will start Kyle Allen and bench Davis Mills.

This shouldn't come as a surprise as Mills has struggled all season passing for 2,144 yards and recording 11 TDs and 11 interceptions over the course of 10 games.

Kyle Allen will have his hands full against the 7-3 Dolphins that sit atop the AFC East. Allen hasn't started a game since the 2020 season, when he started 4 games for Washington. The team went 1-3 in those games, and he threw 4TDs and just 1 interception.

For his career Allen has started a total of 17 games with 4,318 passing yards, 24 TDs, and 17 interceptions.

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Kiper has the Texans bolstering their defense in Round 2. Composite Getty, Wiki Commons image.

In Mel Kiper Jr.'s latest two-round mock, he provided insights into potential draft picks and areas of concern for the Texans as they prepare for the upcoming NFL Draft. The Texans currently have two picks in the second round.

When considering the Texans' needs, he selected Illinois defensive tackle Johnny Newton with the No. 42 overall pick and Michigan cornerback Mike Sainristil with the No. 59 pick.

Kiper praised Newton for his exceptional performance as a defensive tackle, noting his impressive 7.5 sacks last season, the most among FBS defensive tackles.

With the departure of Maliek Collins, Newton could fill a crucial void in the Texans' defensive line, providing much-needed pass-rushing ability from the interior.

Another prospect Kiper identified as a potential target for the Texans is Michigan slot cover corner Mike Sainristil.

Kiper hailed Sainristil as the best slot cover corner in the draft, citing his impressive statistics from the previous season, including 6 interceptions, 2 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles. With the Texans' re-signing of veteran corner Desmond King, there is still uncertainty about King's role on the roster, according to Kiper, opening the door for Sainristil to make an impact.

Despite his relatively smaller stature at 5-foot-9, Sainristil's playmaking ability and versatility make him an attractive option for the Texans' secondary. Draft expert Lance Zierlein thinks Sainristil would be a good fit in Houston.

As the draft approaches, all eyes will be on the Texans' front office as they make critical decisions that will shape the future of the franchise.

*AI assisted.

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