If season ended now, Texans draft No. 8

The Houston Texans would draft eighth if 15 games determined the NFL draft order.

What position would they be best to address there? It certainly depends on who’s available. But they can go multiple directions. Ideally, a top-flight safety or defensive tackle is available for them.

Will Rick Smith and Gary Kubiak be making the decision? That's a question that will be answered long before the draft, which is the last thing that's in place before the end of the current CBA.

Here’s the top 11 as it stands now.