Houston Texans NFL Draft Live Blog
Patrick D. Starr
The Houston Texans are set to entering the 2020 NFL Draft in a virtual setting due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With coaching staffs and front offices required to practice social distancing, video conference and phone calls to communicate plans of action.
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Here are the dates and times over the course of the draft:
• Round 1: Thursday, April 23 at 8 p.m. ET
• Rounds 2-3: Friday, April 24 at 7 p.m. ET
• Rounds 4-7: Saturday, April 25 at 12 p.m. ET
Join us as we live-blog and discuss the 2020 NFL Draft here in our weekly Open Thread.
Texans 2020 Draft Picks
- 2nd (40 overall) from Arizona
- 3rd (90 overall)
- 4th (111 overall) from Miami
- 5th (171 overall)
- 7th (240 overall)
- 7th (248 overall)
- 7th (250 overall)
Texans Draft News and Notes
Bill O'Brien on the Texans Team Needs
Bill O'Brien on the Texans Draft Preparation
Thursday, 3:15 pm update
- New Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks discussed joining the Texans offense in 2020. He is looking forward to not being the only vertical threat for the offense with the Texans. Cooks appreciates joining up with Will Fuller V, Kenny Stills, and the veteran presence of Randall Cobb. (Read More Here)
Texans Need Offense to Go Early
- With the need to get help on defense, the Texans need help on the defensive side of the football. Getting NFL teams to spend on offense in the first round will only help the Texans. (Read more here)
- In typical Bill O'Brien fashion, he is working the phones and gauging the landscape to possibly move into the first round. Reports are surfacing that O'Brien is working the phones. (Read more here)
Is the regular season starting on time?
- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is still planning to release the NFL schedule as planned and continue to move forward with the regular season despite the COVID-19 pandemic. (Read More Here)
Virtual Draft Time!
Offensive tackle run
- The offensive tackle position was a popular position early in the draft and this time last season the Texans were without two offensive tackles. Landing Tytus Howard in the 2019 NFL Draft, trading for Laremy Tunsil might have been a smart play with five offensive tackles going in the top 18. (Read more here)
The First Round Concludes
If there was a positive is that the first round was focused on the offensive side of the football. The Texans were able to feel pretty good about the situation at hand entering day two. (Read more here)