3 CBs Texans need to target in 2020 NFL Draft

The 2020 NFL Draft is still on schedule, and the Houston Texans possess eight picks with three in the top-100.

One position group that coach and general manager Bill O’Brien’s side would be smart to target is cornerback, which has been something of an Achilles heel for the team the past few years. Despite having drafted four corners in the last three years alone, 2019 second-round pick Lonnie Johnson is the only selection remaining on the roster.

Here are three options for the Texans to look at, one second-round target, one mid-rounder, and one potential late-round steal.

2nd round, No. 40 overall: Jeff Gladney, TCU

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Standing at 5-10, 191 pounds, Gladney instantly catches the eye with his speed and ability to read the quarterback. A first-team all-Big 12 standout who notched up 14 pass breakups his senior year, the Texas native has the build and athleticism to be used both inside and out. Given O’Brien’s emphasis on versatility, this will surely appeal to the team especially given their tendency to draft from in-state. If they are to go for Gladney they would be wise to either use their 40th overall pick or possibly trade up to the early second.

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