A complete list of Houston Texans picks in the 2022 NFL Draft can be found below.

Round 1


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Derek Stingley Jr.


The Texans address a key need for a big playmaker on the back end of coach Lovie Smith’s defense, but it’s surprising they passed on the better values at offensive tackle and took Stingley ahead of better all-around corner prospect Sauce Gardner. Stingley has some durability concerns and had some time off, and the Texans are banking on him being a Jalen Ramsey-type player. It’s a true boom-or-bust selection for Nick Caserio.

Grade: B-

Round 1

PICK #15

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Kenyon Green

G, Texas A&M

The Texans passed on offensive tackle earlier so it’s a bit odd they went for an interior blocker here, especially when players such as Tyler Linderbaum and Zion Johnson were on the board. They also could have doubled up on defense by going after many of the impactful edge rushers still available. Green will be a powerful force for the running game, but there were more pressing needs to address for an overall talent-poor team.

Grade: C

(from CLE)

Round 2


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Jalen Pitre

S, Baylor

After losing safety Justin Reid in free agency and taking Derek Stingley Jr. for outside corner, the Texans land a hybrid cover man and run support player for Lovie Smith. He can work the slot well and is comfortable with his instincts in man and zone.

Grade: A

Round 2

PICK #12

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John Metchie

WR, Alabama

Metchie uses his technical skills, including quickness and route-running, to flat-out make big plays. The Texans moved up to get his outside No. 1 qualities to pair with Nico Collins and Brandin Cooks to boost  the strong-armed Davis Mills in Year 2.

Grade: B

(from CLE)

Round 3

PICK #11

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Christian Harris

LB, Alabama

The Texans had a massive void in the middle of Lovie Smith’s 4-3 defense and needed to tap into a sideline-to-sideline playmaker with great range, speed and quickness along with reliable coverage ability for their zone scheming.

Grade: A+

(from DEN)

Round 4


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Dameon Pierce

RB, Florida

(from DET via CLE)

Round 5


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Thomas Booker

DT, Stanford

(from CHI)

Round 5

PICK #27

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Teagan Quitoriano

TE, Oregon State

(from NE via TB)

Round 6

PICK #26

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Austin Deculus


(from GB)