After two very good to great picks in DeAndre Hopkins and D.J. Swearinger, the Texans come out in the third round in big need of linebacker help, and take instead offensive tackle Brennan Williams out of North Carolina.
Right tackle is a need for the Texans. Derek Newton is not quite starter material, and while Duane Brown and Chris Myers are great, they still need that third anchor to be a force. Can Williams be that force?
In short, it's entirely possible. Williams is a big guy at 6'6" and 318 pounds, and he's physical on the line. He also has no problem holding the edge, and looks the part of a tackle at the next level.
He can be great in the NFL, but the problem going in is that he's still raw yet. Yes, he has upside, but he's not a day one starter at all.
I would have much preferred the Texans take a linebacker here, and if they had to take an offensive tackle, which is a need, they should have taken someone who is more NFL-ready than Williams is.
It's not a bad pick by any means, but I would have preferred someone that can win now. Williams will work his way into a starting role at right tackle, and it remains to be seen if he can pull it off.
Grade: B-. I had a C+ here originally, but after doing the full report on him and sleeping on it, i found it to be a bit harsh, as this could work out in Houston's favor; I see what they're doing with this pick.