Houston goes to FCS for tackle to protect Watson


NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – APRIL 25: A video board displays an image of Tytus Howard of Alabama State after he was chosen #23 overall by the Houston Texans during the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft on April 25, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The Houston Texans want to protect Deshaun Watson better, and they took the first player from a non-Football Bowl Subdivision school to help their offensive line.
The Texans drafted tackle Tytus Howard at No. 23 out of Alabama State. The 6-foot-5 can only help a line that gave up a league-worst 62 sacks last season despite winning the AFC South title.
Josh Jacobs became the first running back drafted with Oakland also making him the third Alabama player selected at No. 24.
Baltimore stuck with the run on offensive players and drafted wide receiver Marquise Brown out of Oklahoma, giving quarterback Lamar Jackson a very speedy and shifty target. Brown was an AP All-American last season at Oklahoma with Kyler Murray, though he faced questions about his size at 166 pounds and a foot injury that kept him from running at the combine.


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