NFL Mock Draft 2013: Texans take Keenan Allen, Ryan Nassib

Jed Jacobsohn

Houston needs to give Andre Johnson a partner in crime. Allen fits the bill.

In SB Nation's latest three-round mock draft by Matthew Fairburn, the Houston Texans made some splashy moves on the offensive side of the ball.

In order, Houston selected California Golden Bears wide receiver Keenan Allen, quarterback Ryan Nassib from the Syracuse Orange, middle linebacker John Bostic of the Florida Gators and Cincinnati Bearcats tight end Travis Kelce.

Allen is one of the faster receivers coming out of the draft and has the ability to make plays and stretch the field. Johnson would benefit tremendously from a receiver on the other side who can make the defense respect him vertically.

Nassib would be a very intriguing pick in the second round. It's hard to imagine Nassib lasting until the 59th overall pick, but if he does the Texans would be remiss not to draft him. If Nassib goes here, Matt Schaub would have to be looking over his shoulder at all times.

Bostic in this scenario would be a long-term fix at middle linebacker, replacing Bradie James. Bostic proved he has the ability to stuff the run, something of premium importance in the middle.

Kelce provides a second tight end to Owen Daniels, something that has been missing since Joel Dreessen left for the Denver Broncos.

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