The focus has shifted from the Houston Texans taking a defensive lineman in the first round to now taking a wide receiver. CBS Sports mock drafts are split between two wide receivers. Rob Rang has the Texans taking Rutgers wide receiver Mohamed Sanu with their No. 26 pick:
No. 26 Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers Scarlet Knights: The Texans obviously boast one of the league's preeminent receivers in Andre Johnson but his inability to remain healthy and Houston's relative inconsistent depth behind him make wide receiver an area of concern. Sanu isn't an elite athlete but at 6-2, 215 pounds he has the frame head coach Gary Kubiak prefers at the position and has the strength to help as a downfield blocker. He's also a savvy route-runner and reliable pass-catcher.
Sanu was first in the Big East in receptions with 115 for 1,206 yards and seven touchdowns and was a unanimous first-team All-Big East selection.
Related: SB Nation's latest mock draft
Rangs' counter part Dan Brugler has the Texans taking LSU wide receiver Rueben Randle
No. 26 Rueben Randle, WR, LSU Tigers: Although he still has many years left as a dominant lead target, wide receiver Andre Johnson isn't getting any younger and the Texans saw what life would be without him as he missed nine games last season because of hamstring injuries. While Arian Foster and the rushing offense picked up the slack, Johnson's absence exposed a need for more weapons at receiver. Randle was underutilized in the Tigers' run-first offense, but finished third in the SEC in receiving and averaged 17.3 yards per catch.
Randle was one of the better wide receivers in the SEC and even though he played with a rotating pair of quarterbacks, neither of who were all that great. In 2011 Randle was top-five in the SEC in receptions, yards and touchdowns.
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