Texans add protection for C.J. Stroud, trade up to select C Juice Scruggs
The Houston Texans fortified the protection for new franchise quarterback C.J. Stroud, adding to the main position of need on the offensive line by trading back into the second round and drafting Penn St. center Juice Scruggs.
To get back into the second round (62nd overall), Houston sent a third-round pick (65th overall), a sixth-rounder (188th overall), and a seventh-rounder (230th overall) to the Philadelphia Eagles
The 6-3¼, 301-pound Scruggs is a stout blocker who holds his ground well but is more of a neutralizer than a road grader. Scruggs is always looking for work in the passing game but can be beaten by quicker interior defensive linemen due to his lack of foot speed. Scruggs plays with solid technique and possesses the play strength to hold his own in the middle and will be in the mix to start at center Week 1.