Updated: Houston Texans Draft Board

By John Harris
April 17, 2013

Editor's note: John Harris's first Houston Texans Draft Board, completed after the NFL Combine, is available here. You can also check out Harris's first mock draft here.

Targeted players are listed below in the rounds which Harris believes they should be taken.

Texans Draft Selections

  • Round 1 (pick 27)
  • Round 2 (57)
  • Round 3 (89 and 95)
  • Round 4 (124)
  • Round 5 (160)
  • Round 6 (195 and 201)
  • Round 7 (233)

Key Additions:

  • S Ed Reed (BAL)
  • P Shane Lechler (OAK)
  • FB Greg Jones (JAX)

Key Losses:

  • S Glover Quin (DET)
  • OLB Connor Barwin (PHI)
  • FB/TE James Casey (PHI)

Offense

Quarterback

  • 1st -
  • 2nd -
  • 3rd -
  • 4th -
  • 5th - Landry Jones, Oklahoma (6-4, 220)
  • 6th - Brad Sorensen, Southern Utah (6-3, 227)
  • 7th - Alex Carder, Western Michigan (6-2, 220), Sean Renfree, Duke (6-4, 220)

Running Back

  • 1st -
  • 2nd -
  • 3rd - Johnathan Franklin, UCLA (5-10, 205), LeVeon Bell, Michigan State (6-1, 230)
  • 4th - Mike Gillislee, Florida (5-11, 208), Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina (5-11, 221)
  • 5th - Kenjon Barner, Oregon (5-9, 196)
  • 6th -
  • 7th - Knile Davis, Arkansas (6-0, 227), Rex Burkhead, Nebraska (5-11, 210)

Wide Receiver

  • 1st - Keenan Allen, Cal (6-2, 206), DeAndre 'Nuk' Hopkins, Clemson (6-1, 214)
  • 2nd - Quinton Patton, La. Tech (6-0, 204), Terrance Williams, Baylor (6-2, 208), Robert Woods, USC (6-0, 201), Justin Hunter, Tennessee (6-4, 196)
  • 3rd - Cobi Hamilton, Arkansas (6-2, 212), Ryan Swope, Texas A&M (6-0, 205)
  • 4th -  Chris Harper, Kansas State (6-1, 229)
  • 5th -
  • 6th - Brandon Kaufman, Eastern Washington (6-5, 216)
  • 7th - 

Tight End

  • 1st -
  • 2nd -
  • 3rd - Vance McDonald, Rice (6-4, 267)
  • 4th - Gavin Escobar, San Diego State (6-5, 254)
  • 5th - Matt Furstenburg, Maryland (6-3, 242)
  • 6th -
  • 7th - Michael Wiliams, Alabama (6-5, 269), Philip Lutzenkirchen (6-3. 258)

Offensive line

  • 1st - RT Menelik Watson, Florida State (6-5, 310), RT Kyle Long, Oregon (6-6, 313)
  • 2nd - T Terron Armstead, Arkansas Pine Bluff (6-5, 306)
  • 3rd -
  • 4th - T David Quessenberry, San Jose State (6-5, 302), G/T J.C Tretter, Cornell (6-4, 307)
  • 5th - G Eric Herman, Ohio (6-4, 320)
  • 6th - RT Tanner Hawkinson, Kansas (6-5, 298)
  • 7th - G Braden Brown, BYU (6-5, 310), G Patrick Omameh, Michigan (6-4, 308)

Defense

Defensive line

  • 1st - NT Jesse Williams, Alabama (6-3, 323), DT/DE Datone Jones, UCLA (6-4, 283)
  • 2nd - NT Kawann Short, Purdue (6-3, 299), DE Margus Hunt, SMU (6-8, 277), DT/DE Sylvester Williams, North Carolina (6-3, 313)
  • 3rd - NT Brandon Williams, Missouri Southern (6-2, 341)
  • 4th -
  • 5th -
  • 6th - NT T.J Barnes, Georgia Tech (6-6, 369)
  • 7th - DT/DE Spencer Nealy, Texas A&M (6-5, 277), NT William Campbell, Michigan (6-5, 318)

Linebackers

  • 1st - OLB Damontre Moore, Texas A&M (6-5, 250), ILB Kevin Minter, LSU (6-0, 246), OLB/ILB Arthur Brown, Kansas State (6-1, 241)
  • 2nd - ILB/OLB Sio Moore, U Conn (6-1, 240)
  • 3rd - ILB Kiko Alonso, Oregon (6-3, 238), ILB Jon Bostic, Florida (6-1, 245), OLB Chase Thomas, Stanford (6-3, 244)
  • 4th - ILB A.J Klein, Iowa State (6-1, 250), ILB Kevin Reddick, North Carolina (6-1, 243),
  • 5th - ILB Nico Johnson, Alabama (6-2, 248)
  • 6th - ILB Albert Rosette, Nevada (6-2, 231), ILB Steve Beauharnais, Rutgers (6-1, 240)
  • 7th - ILB Marvin Burdette, UAB (5-9, 232), ILB Bruce Taylor, Virginia Tech (6-1, 237)

Secondary

  • 1st - S Matt Elam, Florida (5-9, 209), S Jonathan Cyprien, FIU (6-0, 217)
  • 2nd -
  • 3rd - S Phillip Thomas, Fresno State (6-1, 208), S T.J McDonald, USC (6-3, 219)
  • 4th - CB/S Tyrann Mathieu, LSU (5-9, 186), S J.J Wilcox, Georgia Southern (6-0, 213), S Duke Williams, Nevada (5-11, 203)
  • 5th -
  • 6th - CB Johnny Adams, Michigan State (5-10, 185)
  • 7th - CB Terrence Brown, Stanford (6-0, 182), S Drew Frey, Cincinnati (6-2, 202), S Cody Davis, Texas Tech (6-2, 204)

 

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