Houston Texans 2013 NFL Draft Review

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 4/29/2013 10:22 am

(Sports Network) -

1 (27) - DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson; 2 (57) - D.J. Swearinger, S, South Carolina; 3 (89) - Brennan Williams, OT, North Carolina; 3 (95) - Sam Montgomery, DE, LSU; 4 (124) - Trevardo Williams, DE, UConn; 6 (176) - David Quessenberry, OT, San Jose State; 6 (195) - Alan Bonner, WR, Jacksonville State; 6 (198) - Chris Jones, DT, Bowling Green; 6 (201) - Ryan Griffin, TE, UConn

Top Picks Analysis: Even before general manager Rick Smith released veteran receiver Kevin Walter, the Texans badly needed a complement to Andre Johnson and Hopkins could be that guy, a vertical threat who can help clear things out for Johnson, who has lost a step in recent seasons. Swearinger is an aggressive player who figures to intern on special teams before eventually taking over for the aging but still productive Ed Reed. Williams is a very long right tackle who could compete with Ryan Harris for a starting job, and Montgomery is a very talented defensive end who needs to make football a bigger priority in his life.

Best Value Pick: Quessenberry isn't a great athlete but he understands leverage and blocking angles. Perhaps more importantly, he's got position versatility which will help him stick around and develop.

Questionable Calls: Trevardo Williams is a high-effort player but at just 6- foot-1 and 245 pounds, he's going to have a tough time finding a position in the NFL if he can't drop in pass coverage.

Summary: A solid A-B-C draft for the Texans, snaring the receiver opposite Johnson, getting a "safety" net for the aging Reed, and bringing in a solid tackle prospect to team with Duane Brown. They then carpet-bombed in an effort to replace Connor Barwin at rush linebacker by bringing in Montgomery and Williams. Hopefully one hits.


Undrafted rookie free agent signings: Michigan State CB Johnny Adams; Ohio State FB Zach Boren; Central Florida CB A.J. Bouye; Georgia WR Marlon Brown; SMU G Bryan Collins; Ohio WR Andy Cruse; SMU ILB Ja'Gared Davis; Illinois State ILB Evan Frierson; Pittsburgh RB Ray Graham; Ohio State CB Travis Howard; Arkansas RB Dennis Johnson; Ohio State S Orhian Johnson; Kansas State QB Collin Klein; Louisville G Alex Kupper; Syracuse WR Alec Lemon; Texas A&M WR Ozoma Nwachukwu; Florida DE Earl Okine; Western Michigan T Dann O'Neill; Illinois C Graham Pocic; Fresno State P Andre Shapiro; Connecticut WR Michael Smith; USC S Jawanza Starling; Kansas State LB Justin Tuggle; Cincinnati RB George Winn; Notre Dame RB Cierre Wood

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
Experience Baylor summer camp - a 70 year tradition of summer fun and adventure. What are you waiting for? Make the most of summer by signing up today!
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
Register now for St. Nicholas summer camp whose mission & purpose is to provide a fun learning experience for children, developing physical, cultural, social and intellectual abilities.
Click here to enter for your chance to win a Bojangles Breakfast Combo. Then, watch WDEF News 12 This Morning for daily winner announcements!
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.