Unlike their AFC South rivals, the Houston Texans don’t have big-name signings this offseason.
Worst, they also lost safety Justin Reid to the Kansas City Chiefs and linebacker Jake Martin to the New York Jets.
Their most significant addition for 2022 has been new head coach Lovie Smith, who took over from David Culley.
While the Texans finished 4-13 last season, they might have their guy under center in Davis Mills.
The Stanford alumnus took over from Tyrod Taylor and finished with 2,664 yards.
He completed 66.8 percent of his passes and threw 16 touchdowns.
It might not be eye-popping numbers for a quarterback, but the team believes that he will get better when playing with talented athletes around him.
#Texans, I’m told, want to add more receivers for 2nd-year QB Davis Mills. There’s no doubt Lovie Smith and the organization believe Mills has a real shot to be guy.
Jahan Dotson, John Metchie and Danny Gray are three terrific players that Houston likes.
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) April 18, 2022
NFL insider Jordan Schultz tweeted, “#Texans, I’m told, want to add more receivers for 2nd-year QB Davis Mills. There’s no doubt Lovie Smith and the organization believe Mills has a real shot to be the guy. Jahan Dotson, John Metchie, and Danny Gray are three terrific players that Houston likes.”
For now, the Texans have Brandin Cooks as their top receiver after finishing with 1,037 yards and six touchdowns last season.
The Perfect Draft To Select Wide Receivers
The 2022 draft class features a deep pool for wideouts.
Garrett Wilson, Jameson Williams, Treylon Burks, Chris Olave, and Drake London are some of the receivers that might be drafted in the first round.
Houston has an excellent opportunity to land one of the top wideouts because they have three picks in the top 37.
Two of those picks are the third and the 13th overall selections.
It’s highly likely for the Texans to draft a defensive end or an offensive lineman at number three.
Meanwhile, they could use the No. 13 pick for one of the athletes they like.
Dotson has the best upside of the three guys mentioned by Schultz because of his route-running, great hands, and quickness.