Following the Rookies: AFC South Houston Texans
The Houston Texans are in a lot of trouble. From cap space to limited draft picks to just trading away their best offensive weapon they do not have a lot to work with. Also in the 2020 NFL Draft, they had only 5 picks, none of which have truly made an impact so instead of highlighting any of these rookies are simply going to discuss what the future could hold for the Texans.
When Bill O'Brien traded away DeAndre Hopkins for a 2nd round pick and David Johnson things took a turn for the worst. To start the trade was made because the Texans believed that they could no afford to pay Hopkins yet took on the contract of David Johnson which was worth $39 million over 4 years in 2018. His cap hit for this year is about $11 million yet for a player well out of his prime and not nearly making the impact that Hopkins was making. On top of this, they only received a 2nd round pick for arguably the best receiver in the league. After trading multiple 1st round picks to the Dolphins for left tackle Laremy Tunsil you would've expected the Texans to at minimum receive a 1st round pick for Hopkins. Whoever gets the GM and coaching job for the Texans has 2 players who are the future of the roster in Deshaun Watson and Laremy Tunsil, other than that every player should be available to trade in this upcoming offseason to trade to add as much draft capital as possible. This team is going to go into full rebuild mode with the easy part at least being that they have a franchise QB and LT which are 2 of the more important positions to have.