2013 NFL Draft Grades: Houston Texans

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Houston Texans NFL Draft Grade:


Round 1, #27 – WR DeAndre Hopkins, Clemson – Grade: A

-Great pick for the Texans here in the first round. Wide receiver was a huge need even before Posey’s injury and Walter getting cut. Hopkins is a perfect fit for the Texans offense and should come in and play right away.

Round 2, #57 – SS D.J. Swearinger, South Carolina – Grade: B

-Nice pick-up here of Swearinger. He’s a versatile player with a lot of upside. It’s a slight reach, but it helps improve an already strong defensive secondary.

Round 3, #89 – OT Brennan Williams, North Carolina – Grade: A-

-Right tackle is a big need for the Texans and Williams should be able to come in and compete right away. Williams has really nice upside and could end up being a great pick here in the late 3rd.

Round 3, #95 – DE Sam Mongomery, LSU – Grade: B+

-Montgomery should have gone much higher, but there are some work ethic/attitude questions. Here though the Texans are right to take a chance on him, as he can bolster their pass rush.

Round 4, #124 – DE Trevardo Williams, Connecticut – Grade: B+

-Williams is another strong pass rusher and he’s a bit of an insurance policy in case Montgomery flames out. He should help boost the Texans pass rush and has some nice upside and growth potential.

Round 6, #176 – OT David Quessenberry, San Jose St. – Grade: A

-Great value pick in the 6th round, he offers a lot of potential and upside and should develop into a starter. He may kick inside to guard, but he can play tackle as well for the Texans.

Round 6, #195 – WR Alan Bonner, Jacksonville St. – Grade: C+

-Adding some depth at WR is key, and Bonner has a little upside.

Round 6, #198 – DT Chris Jones, Bowling Green – Grade: B

-Really good and active 5 technique prospect. He could quickly get into their defensive line rotation and has some potential to develop into a quality starter.

Round 6, #201 – TE Ryan Griffin, Connecticut – Grade: C

-Tight end depth was needed, though there were some better names out there.

 Overall: A+

-The Texans did a great job at the top of this draft addressing needs and adding good values with their picks. Hopkins should start from day one and could end up the best rookie receiver. Montgomery/Williams should rotate in and offer a boost to the Texans pass rush, giving some much needed help to J.J. Watt. Brennan Williams also will probably start, and guys like Swearinger, Quessenberry and Jones should quickly be at least primary back-ups. That’s a great haul for a team without a ton of needs and picking late in every round.


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