Welcome to the first day of the rest of the Houston Texans’ life, and it’s a big one. The Texans have two of the first 13 picks in Thursday night’s draft and seven of the three-day draft’s first 108 selections. Hit on all seven of those – no, that’s not realistic, but it’s draft season, and much like spring training, everyone’s an optimist on draft day – and suddenly Houston is back on the path to NFL relevance.
Before general manager Nick Caserio gets to work with those five picks in the second, third and fourth rounds, he’s really got to nail these first two. Here’s where we implore you, Nick: Don’t get too cute.