Backdraft: Houston Texans

Backdraft: Houston Texans

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BACKDRAFT SERIES: For 16 days leading up to the 2011 NFL Draft, we're rolling out capsule draft histories of each of the 32 NFL Teams.


Backdraft Series
Apr. 12 - Packers | Steelers
Apr. 13 - Bears | Jets
Apr. 14- Patriots | Falcons
Apr. 15- Ravens | Seahawks
Apr. 16- Saints | Eagles
Apr. 17- Colts | Chiefs
Apr. 18- Buccaneers | Giants
Apr. 19- Chargers | Raiders
Apr. 20- Jaguars | Dolphins
Apr. 21- Rams | Lions
Apr. 22- Vikings | Texans
Apr. 23- Redskins | Cowboys
Apr. 24- Titans | 49ers
Apr. 25- Browns | Cardinals
Apr. 26- Bengals | Bills
Apr. 27- Broncos | Panthers
2011 Draft Position:
• 11


First-Ever Draft Pick:

• David Carr, QB, Fresno State (1st Round, 1st overall, 2002)


Most Recent Draft Pick:

• Dorin Dickerson, WR, Pittsburgh (7th round, 227th overall, in 2010)


Hall of Famers Drafted:

• None


First Overall Pick in the NFL Draft:

• 2006 – Mario Williams, DE, North Carolina State
• 2002 – David Carr, QB, Fresno State

David Carr Andre Johnson Mario Williams
Did you know?
The Texans made good use of their second-round pick in 2007. Houston shipped the draft choice to the Atlanta Falcons in exchange for QB Matt Schaub. The Falcons used the choice on Texas tackle Justin Blalock while Schaub became the Texans starter and has passed for 3,000 yards three straight years including back-to-back 4,000-yard seasons in 2009 and 2010.


"Johnson gives us a big-play player, which I think will help the other players. Any time you have a player of Andre's caliber; it brings up the level of the other guys. It makes the whole operation run smoother."

Texans offensive coordinator Chris Palmer had that to say about Andre Johnson after he was taken as the third player overall in the 2003 NFL Draft. Since that time, Johnson had helped the Texans offense run smoother as he's become one of the NFL's marquee receivers. He has amassed 673 receptions for 9,164 yards and 50 TDs in his eight seasons as a pro.


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