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2013 NFL mock draft: Houston projected to pick WR Da'Rick Rogers

In an absurdly early 2013 NFL mock draft, the Houston Texans are projected to take Da'Rick Rogers out of Tennessee Tech.

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It's the middle of October, and Week 6 hasn't even passed the NFL by. Naturally, that means it's time to begin throwing out NFL Mock Drafts.

SB Nation's first 2013 mock draft of the year is out, and the Houston Texans are sitting pretty in the spot reserved for the Super Bowl champions. Most of the big-name prospects are gone at that point, so they gave the Texans someone who might fill a position of need, wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers.

Don't look now, but Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson is 31. On a team with very few positions of need, the Texans could go after a high-upside player like Rogers. He's had off-the-field issues, but drafting in this ranges affords Houston the luxury of risk. If he works out, Rogers could be the No. 1 receiver after Johnson is gone. He gets the nod over DeAndre Hopkins of Clemson because the Texans like to go after size at wide receiver.

Rogers, a senior out of Tennessee Tech, was suspended from the Tennessee Volunteers earlier this season. Since joining the Golden Eagles following that, he has played incredibly well.

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