The Draft is in the books and the dust has settled. But how well did your team do in the first round?
We are taking a look back at every selection in the first round and giving you the lowdown on the pick; Was it a reach? Was it a steal? We’ll tell you and give you the impact for fantasy football….
Player: Tytus Howard
Drafted by: Houston Texans
Analysis: Despite the Houston Texans probably having Howard high on on their draft boards, they must be hating the Eagles right now. Andrew Dillard taken by the Eagles who traded up to get in front of the Texans is a masterstroke by Philadelphia and Houston must be feeling like they have been robbed.
Houston’s achilles heel last season was the offensive line. They gave up the most sacks in 2018 and was a big area of need in this year’s draft. Whilst Tytus Howard will go in some part to addressing the need at tackle, you have to wonder whether it was wise to take him here.
That said, he had a good combine; 89th percentile in the 40-yard dash with just a smidge over 5 seconds. We are talking about a 322lbs guy here, folks. Seriously impressive.
He may not appreciate the fact that his biggest comparable on mockdraftable is the human turnstile himself, Chaz Green, though.
He’ll need a bit of work developmental wise as he hasn’t been a Tackle all his life;
Howard has played at QB in high school so moving to O-line, he’ll appreciate the job that needs doing and the job expected of him from Deshaun Watson (also had a go at Tight End too, jack of all trades this guy!).
Fantasy Football Impact:
The indirect impact will be for the Houston offence. His main job will be to keep Deshaun Watson upright and create gaps for [insert average RB name here]. Whether he can do that as well as Dillard would have done, we’ll never know. What we do know is, he has a very important job this season for Watson owners.