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Hackenberg is not considered a likely first-round pick at this stage,Darrelle Revis Jersey, but his status as a second or third-round pick would actually work better for the Texans.Jason Witten Jersey. They can address another need in the first round,Aaron Rodgers Jersey, with what is on track to be a pick somewhere in the range of No. 20-25 overall, then get Hackenberg in the second round if they choose.
Hackenberg has shown substantial flaws during the struggles of the last two seasons, and that can’t be ignored in the evaluation of him. But the upside he showed as a freshman presumably did not go away, it just comes down to finding the right fit at the next level if he’s going to reach his full potential. A reunion with O’Brien in Houston is almost too obvious to come true, but the Texans should have Hackenberg high on their draft board if their head coach is willing to vouch for his former signal caller.