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NFL Draft 2012: The Houston Texans Need A Receiver, Intriguing Options At The Bottom Of The First Round

The Houston Texans come into the 2012 NFL Draft knowing exactly what their needs are. From defensive tackle to the offensive line, there are real needs for depth. However, with their position late in the first round at pick No. 26, its clear that the Texans will have the opportunity to draft a top-end wide receiver that could possibly start for them in week 1.


Related: SB Nation's latest mock draft

In SB Nation's first post Super Bowl mock draft, Ryan Van Biber has the Houston Texans taking former South Carolina wide receiver Alshon Jeffery with the No. 26 pick:

26. Houston Texans, Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina

Houston clearly needs another receiver to pair with Andre Johnson and their all-world running game. No player seems to elicit more debate than Jeffery. Speed is his biggest weakness, which will keep him from getting picked much higher in the first round. With Arian Foster and Andre Johnson demanding so much attention from defenses, Jeffery could have a nice rookie season in the NFL.

There have been talks of the Texans considering up to six or seven different wideouts in the draft. From big and physical wide receivers like Michael Floyd and Mohamed Sanu, to shifty and quick receivers like Kendall Wright and Rueben Randle. Houston will have the chance to get exactly what they want and could consider trading down for a few extra picks.

For more on the Texans, head to Battle Red Blog, and for updates on the upcoming draft, go to Mocking The Draft.

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