2013 NFL Mock Draft: Wide receiver, linebacker chosen for Texans

Harry How

CBSSports.com has the Texans going with a wide receiver and linebacker.

The Houston Texans are currently in the 29th position for the upcoming 2013 NFL Draft, and that can change depending how far they advance in the playoffs. While the pick is still up in the air for the time being, the needs for the the Texans are not likely to change depending on where they are in the first round.

Wide receiver is a key need since Andre Johnson is not getting any younger, and currently there is no clear second wide out on their depth chart. CBSSports.com's Rob Rang has Houston going with a wide out at No. 23:

Robert Woods, WR, USC: Andre Johnson has re-emerged this season as one of the NFL's elite wideouts but depth behind he and fellow starter Kevin Walter remains quite thin. Woods is a savvy slot receiver with reliable hands and an excellent route-runner. With a talented supporting cast already in place, he could step in contribute significantly as a rookie.

Woods would be a great addition to compliment Johnson, and he has the possibility of one day taking over the top wide receiver spot for the Texans down the road.

Dane Brugler has the Texans selecting on the defensive side of the ball:

Kevin Minter, ILB, LSU: Both of the Texans' starters at inside linebacker are set for free agency after this season (Tim Dobbins, Bradie James) and it wouldn't be a shock if neither return. Minter has been a dominant run force for the Tigers this season and would brings Pro Bowl potential to the position in the NFL.

While the Texans have a solid linebacker unit, they suffered multiple injuries on that unit so they could use some additional players to give them some depth.

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