Houston Texans full 2020 mock draft: Full 7 rounds

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Jaylon Johnson, Utah Utes
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843. . CB. Utes . Jaylon Johnson. 40. player

Second-rounder Lonnie Johnson Jr. struggled in his rookie campaign, so more help could be on the way for the Houston secondary in the form of another Johnson, Utah’s Jaylon Johnson.

Johnson is one of a handful of Utah defenders who should go in the first four rounds of this draft and excels as an outside, physical press corner.

Johnson logged seven career interceptions for the Utes and those ball skills should certainly translate to the pro level. After the disaster of a playoff game against Kansas City, the Texans need to drastically upgrade the secondary if they want to have a chance at reaching the Super Bowl.

There’s a chance Johnson could sneak into the first round but if not, Houston should be running to the podium to take him with their first pick of the second round.

player. 857. . WR. Buffaloes . Laviska Shenault Jr.. 57

The Texans still have a pretty solid group of wide receivers even after dealing DeAndre Hopkins but it’s still imperative to land another playmaker on the outside in this draft for Deshaun Watson.

Colorado’s Laviska Shenault Jr., once viewed as a lock for a first-round selection, slides to the second round after pre-draft medical concerns and the Texans are wise to snatch him up.

Shenault is one of the most unique playmakers in the class with outstanding size and blazing speed, even if a lingering injury may have affected his testing numbers at the Combine. He’s a Texas native and his playmaking ability gives him one of the highest ceilings in the class if he’s able to stay healthy.

Houston’s depth at wide receiver could allow him some time to develop in their system until he eventually becomes a star and is traded for a 6th-round pick. I’m kidding… I think?