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NFL Mock Draft 2013: Texans select Keenan Allen with 27th pick

SB Nation's latest mock draft has the Texans taking Keenan Allen.

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The Houston Texans have spent years searching for a viable No. 2 receiver to pair with Andre Johnson, to little avail. They may finally find that man in this year's NFL Draft.

Dan Kadar of Mocking The Draft released his latest mock draft on Monday. In it, he has the Texans selecting California WR Keenan Allen with the 27th overall pick:

Opposite Andre Johnson, the Texans have little talent. With Johnson soon turning 32, it's time to finally add a solid No. 2 receiver that can eventually replace him. Allen is a big, strong receiving target who specializes in getting yards after the catch.

Allen hasn't been able to work out for teams due to a nagging ankle injury, and it has hurt his draft stock to the point that people believe he could fall to the second round. Still, with Tavon Austin, Cordarrelle Patterson and DeAndre Hopkins all off the board in this mock, Houston goes with the next best option. Allen has tremendous upside if he can get healthy.

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