Having traded away their sixth- and seventh-round picks, the Texans finished their draft in the fifth round. They took Clemson defensive tackle D.J. Reader 166th overall.
My take: Reader is a big, strong nose tackle at somewhere around 330 pounds, which is the style the Texans want from a typical nose tackle. Vince Wilfork remains their starter, but depending on his development Reader could offer the Texans some options in the next few years. He was a standout at the Senior Bowl, which has been a theme for the Texans' draft picks this season. One curious element of Reader's history is that he left the team before the 2015 season for personal reasons, returning later that year.
Some defensive depth: The fourth and fifth rounds are mostly places where you find depth, but every so often those players develop into starters. We might not know what to make of fifth-round picks K.J. Dillon and D.J. Reader right away, but that's really what you expect in the fifth round.