Clemson football left tackle Mitch Hyatt is expected to be a mid-round pick in the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft. Who should his team be? Well, the answer is pretty obvious.
Mitch Hyatt could be anywhere between a second-round to fifth-round draft pick depending on which analyst you talk to.
The Clemson football product had a successful last season with the Tigers and proved to be more than capable of handling top edge rushers. There’s been some talk about Hyatt projecting as a guard at the next level, but I think he’ll most likely stay at tackle.
With that being said, I believe the most obvious choice for a perfect fit for Hyatt is the Houston Texans.
The Texans were clearly outmatched on the offensive line this season.
Some of it had to do with how long Deshaun Watson held the ball, but a lot of it had to do with the fact that the group just never developed any continuity and weren’t able to compete with NFL-caliber defensive linemen.
No matter if it was the tackles or the guards, it just seemed that defensive lines were able to take advantage of the Texans all season.
It’s already been noted that Houston will be addressing its offensive line problem this offseason.
I think that will include signing a few free agents who can come in and contribute right away, as well as drafting a few linemen.
One of the Texans’ top priorities should be Mitch Hyatt.
Hyatt would fit in perfectly with all of those other Clemson football players. He has great footwork and has that knee-bending ability to be able to compete with elite edge rushers.
He didn’t look good last year against Alabama, but came back and worked on a few of those deficiencies. Overall, I think he’ll be a steal for whatever team choose to draft him the mid-rounds and I wouldn’t be surprised at all if his stock rose as we got closer to the NFL Draft.
Hyatt already has developed chemistry with Deshaun Watson and I just believe he’d be an excellent choice for the Texans, who are in deep need of offensive linemen.
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