Fix the Franchise: Houston Texans edition

Joshua Lobdell - Author

Jun. 15 2013, Updated 10:04 p.m. ET

The Houston Texans, the last team to not make the 2009 NFL playoffs. They are also probably the easiest to fix, because the team feels like a team that is one great player away from contending for their division title, and making the playoffs. That great player likely will take the form of a running back. I think the Texans are one great running back away from being a playoff team. While they have other needs I would start at the RB spot.

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With the 20th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft the Texans would have a lot of options in selecting a RB. CJ Spiller and Jonathan Dwyer are likely to be gone by then but that would leave Jahvid Best, or Ryan Matthews as the two backs that could step in and help this team. If I were running the Texans I would allow my scouts, front office, and Coaching staff decided which one to select and select him. This staff has proven that they can build a winner, and I would let them make this decision.

With eight picks at this team disposal I would be working the phones to trade away late round picks to move up and select players at the team’s positions of need. I want some defensive line help, I would like to see an upgrade to the pass rush, I would want the holes in the secondary to be addressed, and I would be looking for a kicker.

Now some of that can be taken care of in the draft, but the Texans should also be looking for some value in the second part of NFL Free Agency. There are still a lot of talented players out there, and that market will heat up after April’s draft.

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