1. Houston Texans OT Tytus Howard, Alabama State (OL coach: Mike Devlin)
Heck, we could mention either of Houston's picks along the offensive line on the first two nights of the draft, as Northern Illinois' Max Scharping (selected 55th overall) doesn't exactly hail from a football factory but could be asked to start on Day 1.
But Howard is the Texans' first-rounder, and whether or not they had Andre Dillard in their sights before the Philadelphia Eagles traded directly in front of them, the reality is Howard is now the guy responsible for protecting Deshaun Watson's blindside. Remember, last year another small-school rookie — Julie'n Davenport of Bucknell — played a big part in Watson, less than a year removed from his second ACL surgery, absorbing more punishment than any other NFL quarterback.
Howard is a far greater talent, but he has a ton to learn after playing quarterback in high school and beginning his college career at tight end. He might have as much upside as any player in the draft, but production — not upside — is what Houston is banking on to better protect the organization's most important asset.