Playmakers the Texans Can Target in the Draft to Reload the Offense Around Deshaun Watson

Deshaun Watson
Deshaun Watson could use some more playmakers to target this season. | David Eulitt/Getty Images

Since the DeAndre Hopkins trade, Deshaun Watson has been sending some pretty cryptic tweets. It certainly doesn't seem like he's a fan of the deal, and unless the Houston Texans want to risk losing their franchise quarterback, they should make every effort to keep him happy.

With most of the top-tier playmakers having already been signed in free agency, though, Houston will likely have to turn its attention toward the NFL Draft, where they don't have a first-round pick. So let's take a look at three playmakers the team can target in the draft.

1. Tee Higgins

Tee Higgins
Tee Higgins could be a great addition if he falls to the Texans. | Alika Jenner/Getty Images

In such a loaded wide receiver class, there's always a chance that a first-round talent slips a bit in the draft. If Tee Higgins falls to the Texans at No. 40, he'd be an excellent addition to this WR corps. He's coming off back-to-back campaigns with at least 12 touchdowns, and he'd be a great complement to Will Fuller and Kenny Stills.

2. Chase Claypool

Chase Claypool
Chase Claypool could be a good high-upside option for the Texans. | Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Where Higgins is a safe prospect, Chase Claypool is a much riskier, high-ceiling option. He absolutely tore it up at the NFL Combine, running a 4.42 40-yard dash with a 40.5-inch vertical jump and a 126.0-inch broad jump. Those numbers are impressive on their own, but he did all that while weighing 238 pounds and standing 6-foot-4. That's a really impressive physical profile. If the Texans want to swing for the fences, Claypool would be a great high-risk, high-reward option in the second round.

3. Cole Kmet

Cole Kmet
Cole Kmet is likely the best tight end available in the 2020 NFL Draft. | Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Another Notre Dame prospect, Cole Kmet is arguably the best tight end available in this class. Houston has a clear need at the position, with no tight end on the team having even reached 450 receiving yards last season. Wide receiver is probably the more pressing need, but adding a dynamic talent like Kmet could help give this offense a new wrinkle.

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