The Dolphins will get two (2)…TWO!!!…first-round picks in April.
Presumably, the Dolphins’ own pick will be in the Top 3, possibly Top 5, or even #1 overall. But we have some good playmakers on offense, and we could win 4-6 games this year and take ourselves out of a top spot. But we’ll still hover in the Top 10.
That’s where the Texans’ first-round pick comes in. And you’re gonna hear it here first. Many of you will doubt me, but here it is: The Texans won’t be very good this year, and their draft pick will be very high. We’ll be poised to receive two Top-10 picks.
First of all, you have to look at the Texan history. Every single year, they are the “it” team. THIS is the year that JJ Watt will finally stay healthy. THIS is the year that Matt Schaub or Deshaun Watson or Brian Hoyer (we could keep going) will finally take the next step. THIS is the year that Clowney will go from good to elite. THIS is the year when head coach/and GM Bill O’Brien finally proves that he is good enough to have full control over every single aspect of that team.
It ain’t happening, folks.
They just lost their best defender. (Sorry, but JJ Watt only suiting up for a handful of games each year makes Clowney more valuable in my book, and now Clowney is gone.) Lamar Miller blew out his ACL, forcing Houston to bring in new RBs just a few days ago. They landed Laremey Tunsil, but offensive linemen do not spark a team to immediate victories.
Houston plays in one of the weakest divisions in the history of all of sports. The Titans, Jags, and Colts are all 8-8 teams at best. But… Nick Foles will improve the Jags overnight. The Titans will be stronger with another year (and Cameron Wake) under their belt. The Colts took a gigantic blow when Andrew Luck quit on them, and they will hover with the Texans toward the bottom of the AFC South barrel.
Seriously, I’ll be keeping an eye on the Texans all year and hope they tank! They start Monday night at the Saints, and we should all be pulling for Kiko Alonso in N.O.! Looking ahead, the Texan schedule is a rough one, and that’s good for Miami!