5 teams that would likely get hacked during NFL Draft

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Bill O'Brien, Houston Texans
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No team has been more scrutinized this offseason than the Houston Texans. From trading wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals for David Johnson and then taking on Brandin Cooks‘ massive salary from the Los Angeles Rams, it’s been a rough go of it for head coach and new Texans’ general manager Bill O’Brien. Texans fans aren’t exactly thrilled with the moves.

Even though Houston doesn’t have a ton of picks this year, going virtual won’t make things easier for O’Brien and the Texans. They may have big plans up their sleeves that haven’t been fully realized, but there are so many ways it can go wrong. Rarely does the head coach/general manager combination turn out well. Nobody will mess with Bill Belichick, but what about O’Brien?

People have joked about how O’Brien would be the coach to accidentally draft a kicker in the second round like your distracted friend might do in your fantasy football league. O’Brien’s not going to do that because he likes Ka’imi Fairbairn and doesn’t need to overdraft the next Roberto Aguayo. They’ll save their special teams fiascos for when they play the Kansas City Chiefs.

The reason the Texans are vulnerable here is because they have one man wearing two hats. Though teams have had some success with this setup before, it was never done in a virtual setting. Should something happen to O’Brien’s computer or connectivity, things could go so horribly wrong in the Texans’ virtual draft room. What if they draft a fake player?