2012 NFL Mock Draft: Texans Looking At Wide Receivers

The Houston Texans are projected at taking a wide receiver with their first round selection. The Texans are looking a wide receivers to compliment and possibly one day take over for their current star wide receiver Andre Johnson.

CBS Sports has a pair of mock drafts and each of their experts have the Texans taking a different wide receiver at No. 26.


Related: Top 20 draft eligible wide receivers

Dan Brugler has the Texans taking Rueben Randle out of LSU:

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.

Rob Rang predicts that the Texans will draft Baylor wide receiver Kendall Wright:

No. 26 Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor Bears: 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. Wright is slipping on draft boards after a shockingly disappointing week at the Combine in which the playmaker was timed at just 4.61 seconds in the 40-yard dash. Houston scouts will know better than most about Wright's big play potential and might envision his speed and elusiveness as a perfect complement to Johnson.

Make sure to go visit Battle Red Blog for all of your Texans coverage, and for more on the NFL Draft go check out Mocking The Draft.

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