2019 NFL Mock Draft 1.0: Los Angeles Rams focus on linebacker first round
23. Houston Texans: Dexter Lawrence, Defensive Tackle, Clemson
How frustrating was it to watch the Houston Texans fail to show up in the playoffs when it mattered the most in January?
After watching this team find a way to turn things around following a horrendous start before going on to win the AFC South, it was embarrassing to watch the Texans lose the way they did to the Indianapolis Colts in the playoffs.
On the bright side, at least with all of the talent Houston will get to work with once again in 2019, there’s a good chance this team will be able to make another run at the playoffs, only with better results this time around.
Of course, the Texans will need to have a strong offseason in order to make sure this happen by taking advantage of free agency and the upcoming draft.
J.J. Watt has been the heart and soul of this defense throughout his career, but it never hurts to add more talent to the mix, especially if that player happens to be Dexter Lawrence.
The Clemson product has proven to be key in numerous areas such as his ability at stopping the run, and one of the best factors for someone like Lawrence is seeing how much he would benefit from playing alongside a top defender like Watt.