That's pretty consistent with our hosts here at SportsRadio 610.
So let's see what the hosts have to say about these picks:
Technically, there were no picks on Day 1, because they traded their first round pick (and many other assets) for Laremy Tunsil, but considering the way the tackle board fell in this draft, PLUS the fact that they got a contract extension done with Tunsil on Friday, I can’t even feel antsy about all that. Laremy Tunsil is our left tackle, and that’s good.
My biggest draft fear with O’Brien was his concept of value in maneuvering DURING the draft, trading picks for picks to move up and down. On Day 3, he did both of those things, moved up AND down, and did a fantastic job! He turned the 111th pick into two later 4th rounders, used two late 7th round picks to move up and snag OL Charlie Heck, then traded the 240th pick for a 6th rounder next season. Great job!
Since that is very much in doubt, I think they will at least make an impact in passing situations. I’ve seen some people write that Blacklock is a replacement for D.J. Reader, but I don’t think that’s entirely accurate.
They are different types of players. D.J. excelled as a masses run defender and added a pass rush presence this year, while the smaller Blacklock is less of a space eater but has the potential to be a true backfield disruptor.
Blacklock’s speed and versatility should allow Anthony Weaver to create more dynamic and aggressive game plans.
The rest of the class intrigues me, and I think Bill O’Brien tried to stay true to his Dependable, Tough, Smart ethic with these selections.
Obviously, you got Ross Blacklock with your second-round pick. It's a first-round grade on him, but who cares about grades? All I know is what I've seen on the field with him at TCU, and I've seen a lot. He gets into the backfield, kind of a new-age defensive tackle who I think first-year defensive coordinator Anthony Weaver can do a lot with.
He's not just a two-gap guy who shuts stuff down and wreaks havoc for the linebackers to make plays. He makes plays himself. He gets into the backfield and does that.
Outside linebacker Jonathan Greenard from Florida led the SEC in tackles for loss and sacks last season. That means he's a player, flat out.
Texans inside linebacker Zach Cunningham was drafted out of Vanderbilt, but he led the SEC in sacks and tackles for loss. We see how that's worked out for the Texans.
This guy can play. After that, we'll see.
I know Heck is a great story and hopefully down the road he can play some tackle.
Both guys have a chance to contribute in 2020 and have high ceilings.
Things didn’t appear to shape up as well in front of the Texans on day three and they didn’t stand still, making multiple trades to trade both up and down. A few intriguing prospects linked to the team were off the board when they selected including: Utah DT Leki Fotu, Baylor DL James Lynch and LA Tech CB Amik Robertson. You never know though, no event has served more crow than the NFL Draft.
You also get your swing tackle in Charlie Heck. If you remember back in 2019 when Tytus Howard went down, the Texans really struggled in protection.
Now you've got your swing tackle who can play on either side. That's a good get.
I'm not sure where edge rusher Greenard falls on the depth chart, but he was productive as hell in the SEC and he helps this football team.
You have a cornerback in John Reid and a wide receiver Isaiah Coulter.
The most important thing in my opinion coming into this draft was to get an impact player in the front seven.
Ross Blacklock has the star potential as an interior pass rusher which is huge for this defense.