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NFL Draft 2013: Texans go offense in mock drafts

The Houston Texans could buck a long-time trend by going for an offensive player with their first-round draft pick, according to the mock drafters at Walterfootball.

Jeremy Brevard-US PRESSWIRE

The Houston Texans are a team that has historically helped out their defense in the first round of the NFL Draft. Excepting their first two drafts where they took David Carr and Andre Johnson, the Texans have only ever used their first round selection on an offensive player once. They selected tackle Duane Brown in 2008.

According to the two mock drafters over at Walterfootball, the Texans might be bucking the defensive trend to get receiving targets for Matt Schaub this season.

Walt has the Texans going for a No. 2 receiver to help out Andre Johnson and eventually become their No. 1 guy, Cordarrelle Patterson out of Tennessee. Charlie Campbell has the team going for a tight end, Tyler Eifert out of Notre Dame.

Houston going for someone to catch Matt Schaub's passes makes sense -- though Schaub is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, he has always lacked a big second option to play off Johnson. This season, Johnson has 100 receptions and 1400 yards, while nobody else on the team has over 60.

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