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NFL Mock Draft 2013: Texans add another weapon for passing game

Houston lucks out, as a certain explosive wide receiver falls to them at the bottom of Round 1.

Al Messerschmidt

After starting off the season on fire, the Houston Texans cooled off and ducked out of the playoffs sooner than fans were hoping. It's become clear that the Texans have some needs to address in the offseason.

In Dan Kadar's latest mock draft for SB Nation NFL Draft, the Texans add another dimension to their offense by selecting West Virginia wide receiver Tavon Austin.

Austin is undersized but would add an explosive weapon to an offense that needs one on the passing game. Andre Johnson has been carrying Houston's passing attack for too long, and the team needs to add another playmaker.

Here's Kadar's explanation for the pick:

The Houston offense needs to add playmakers. Devier Posey looked like he could be one before getting injured late last season. With Andre Johnson getting up there in age, the Texans could use a player like Austin to open up defenses.

The Texans could also address the linebacker position but, with a talent like Tavon Austin on the board, this would be a perfect fit.

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