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2013 NFL Mock Draft: Texans select DeAndre Hopkins with 27th pick

SB Nation's latest mock draft has the Texans taking WR DeAndre Hopkins out of Clemson.

Joe Robbins

The Houston Texans enter the 2013 NFL Draft with a gaping hole at wide receiver after releasing Kevin Walter. They also have to find a replacement for Connor Barwin on defense, but the offense needs an injection of talent to complement Andre Johnson.

SB Nation's Matthew Fairburn released his latest mock draft on Monday, and he has Houston taking Clemson WR DeAndre Hopkins with the 27th overall pick:

The draft's top wide receiver falls to the Houston Texans, who just so happen to have a huge whole in the lineup across from Andre Johnson. This is a perfect fit.

Hopkins projects as a Roddy White type -- not elite speed, but stellar body control, hands and route-running. He's one of the more polished receivers in this year's draft class.

If the Texans don't like Hopkins, they could go with either Keenan Allen or Cordarralle Patterson. Patterson is the most raw out of the three, but also has the highest ceiling. He may not be available when Houston's turn comes up.

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