The 2013 NFL Draft has come and gone, and now it’s time for some reflection. While some teams traded around to get who they want, others stood pat to see who would slide to them — and if there’s one thing to remember about this draft it’s players that slid around the rounds. But now that the draft is behind us, the all important grading phase has begun, so lets take a look at how the Houston Texans did in this year’s NFL Draft.
- DeAndre Hopkins, wide receiver, Clemson — Round 1 (27)
- DJ Swearinger, safety, South Carolina — Round 2 (57)
- Brennan Williams, offensive tackle, North Carolina — Round 3 (89)
- Sam Montgomery, defensive end, LSU — Round 3 (95)
- Travardo Williams, defensive end, Connecticut — Round 4 (124)
- David Quessenberry, offensive line, San Diego State — Round 6 (176)
- Alan Bonner, wide receiver, Jacksonville State — Round 6 (195)
- Chris Jones, defensive tackle, Bowling Green — Round 6 (198)
- Ryan Griffin, tight end, Connecticut — Round 6 (201)
Best Pick: DeAndre Hopkins
The Texans desperately needed a wide receiver opposite Andre Johnson, so they went out and got one of the most polished wide outs in the 2013 draft class. Hopkins has the potential to be a star and learning with Johnson could be exactly what he needs to maximize his potential
Analysis: The Texans hit home runs with their first four picks of their draft and used their first sixth-round pick on San Diego State offensive lineman David Quessenberry, who has a ton of upside. Quessenberry has the ability to play every position on the offensive line and will perfectly fit their zone-blocking scheme. Add in Hopkins, DJ Swearinger, Brennan Williams and Sam Montgomery, and the Texans have one heck of a group of rookies.
2013 Draft Grade: A