(SportsRadio 610) - Michigan edge rusher Aidan Hutchinson played well enough with three sacks against Ohio State last weekend to make a legitimate case for the No. 1 overall pick in next year's NFL Draft.
Add to that having local ties with the Detroit Tigers likely picking there, and it seems like a perfect fit.
The latest NFL Mock Draft from Dane Brugler of The Athletic has Hutchinson going to the Lions, with Oregon edge rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux falling to the Texans at No. 2 overall.
Obviously, the Texans should welcome a player of this kind of talent, but check out Brugler's analysis of Thibodeaux:
"Although he isn’t in the same prospect tier as Myles Garrett, Chase Young or the Bosa brothers, Thibodeaux is a disruptive pass rusher due to his upfield burst and quick feet. He is a strong run defender and should continue to improve as a pass rusher as his rush moves evolve. Thibodeaux reminds me of a stronger, longer version of Harold Landry. The Texans will also be in the quarterback market this off-season, but hard to see them drafting one this early."
Doesn't that sound familiar? Doesn't it sound like the last couple of times the Texans were this close to the No. 1 overall pick, when they picked Jadeveon Clowney in 2014 and Mario Williams in 2005.
And it's not just taking an edge rusher, but the general idea this draft class is deeper than it is top heavy with generational talent.