Houston Texans draft history

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The following list contains all NFL Draft selections made by the National Football League's Houston Texans franchise since the team's inception into the league in 2002. Included in the list is the 2002 NFL Expansion Draft.

Drafts by year[edit]

= Pro Bowler

* Asterisk indicates a player who was selected to the Pro Bowl only as a member of another team.

Expansion Draft[edit]

Further information: 2002 NFL Expansion Draft
Round Player Position Team
1 Tony Boselli* Offensive tackle Jacksonville Jaguars
2 Ryan Young Offensive tackle New York Jets
3 Aaron Glenn Cornerback New York Jets
4 Gary Walker Defensive tackle Jacksonville Jaguars
5 Jamie Sharper Linebacker Baltimore Ravens
6 Jermaine Lewis* Wide receiver Baltimore Ravens
7 Marcus Coleman Defensive back New York Jets
8 Seth Payne Defensive tackle Jacksonville Jaguars
9 Matt Campbell Offensive guard Washington Redskins
10 Matt Stevens Safety New England Patriots
11 Jeremy McKinney Offensive guard Cleveland Browns
12 Ryan Schau Offensive guard Philadelphia Eagles
13 Charlie Rogers Running back Seattle Seahawks
14 Sean McDermott Tight end Tampa Bay Buccaneers
15 Jabari Issa Defensive end Arizona Cardinals
16 Ihab Salaymeh Wide receiver Buffalo Bills
17 Danny Wuerffel Quarterback Chicago Bears
18 Brian Allen Linebacker St. Louis Rams
19 Johnny Huggins Tight end Dallas Cowboys

2002[edit]

Further information: 2002 NFL Draft
Round/Pick Player Position College
1/1 David Carr Quarterback Fresno State
2/33 Jabar Gaffney Wide receiver Florida
2/50 Chester Pitts Offensive guard San Diego State
3/66 Fred Weary Offensive guard Tennessee
3/83 Charles Hill Defensive tackle Maryland
4/99 Jonathan Wells Running back Ohio State
5/136 Jarrod Baxter Fullback New Mexico
5/153 Ramon Walker Safety Pittsburgh
6/173 Demarcus Faggins Cornerback Kansas State
6/190 Howard Green Defensive tackle LSU
6/0 (Supplemental Draft) Milford Brown Offensive guard Florida State
7/229 Greg White Defensive end Minnesota
7/261 Ahmad Miller Defensive tackle UNLV

2003[edit]

Further information: 2003 NFL Draft
Round/Pick Player Position College
1/3 Andre Johnson Wide receiver Miami (FL)
2/41 (from New England) Bennie Joppru Tight end Michigan
2/0 (Supplemental Draft) Tony Hollings Running back Georgia Tech
3/67 Antwan Peek Linebacker Cincinnati
3/75 (from New England) Seth Wand Offensive tackle NW Missouri State
3/88 (from Atlanta) Dave Ragone Quarterback Louisville
4/101 Domanick Davis Running back LSU
6/192 Drew Henson Quarterback Michigan
6/214 Keith Wright Defensive tackle Missouri
7/217 Curry Burns Safety Louisville
7/233 Chance Pearce Center Texas A&M

2004[edit]

Further information: 2004 NFL Draft
Round/Pick Player Position College
1/10 Dunta Robinson Cornerback South Carolina
1/27 (from Tennessee) Jason Babin* Defensive end Western Michigan
4/122 (from Indianapolis) Glenn Earl Safety Notre Dame
6/170 Vontez Duff Cornerback Notre Dame
6/175 (from Jacksonville) Jammal Lord Safety Nebraska
7/210 Raheem Orr Linebacker Rutgers
7/211 Sloan Thomas Wide receiver Texas
7/248 B.J. Symons Quarterback Texas Tech

2005[edit]

Further information: 2005 NFL Draft
Round/Pick Player Position College
1/16 (from New Orleans) Travis Johnson Defensive tackle Florida State
3/73 (from Dallas) Vernand Morency Running back Oklahoma State
4/114 Jerome Mathis Wide receiver Hampton
5/151 Drew Hodgdon Center Arizona State
6/188 C.C. Brown Safety Louisiana-Lafayette
7/277 Kenneth Pettway Linebacker Grambling

2006[edit]

Further information: 2006 NFL Draft
Round/Pick Player Position College
1/1 Mario Williams Defensive end North Carolina State
2/33 DeMeco Ryans Linebacker Alabama
3/65 Charles Spencer Offensive tackle Pittsburgh
3/66 (from New Orleans) Eric Winston Offensive tackle Miami (FL)
4/98 Owen Daniels Tight end Wisconsin
6/170 Wali Lundy Running back Virginia
7/251 David Anderson Wide receiver Colorado State

2007[edit]

Further information: 2007 NFL Draft
Round/Pick Player Position College
1/10 (from Atlanta) Amobi Okoye Defensive tackle Louisville
3/73 Jacoby Jones* Wide receiver Lane
4/123 (from New Orleans) Fred Bennett Cornerback South Carolina
5/144 Brandon Harrison Safety Stanford
5/163 (from New Orleans) Brandon Frye Offensive tackle Virginia Tech
6/183 Kasey Studdard Offensive guard Texas
7/218 Zac Diles Linebacker Kansas State

2008[edit]

Further information: 2008 NFL Draft
Round/Pick Player Position College
1/26 (from Baltimore) Duane Brown Offensive tackle Virginia Tech
3/79 Antwaun Molden Cornerback Eastern Kentucky
3/89 (from Baltimore) Steve Slaton Running back West Virginia
4/118 Xavier Adibi Linebacker Virginia Tech
5/151 Frank Okam Defensive tackle Texas
6/173 (from Baltimore) Dominique Barber Safety Minnesota
7/223 Alex Brink Quarterback Washington State

2009[edit]

Further information: 2009 NFL Draft
Round/Pick Player Position College
1/15 Brian Cushing Linebacker Southern California
2/46 Connor Barwin Defensive end Cincinnati
3/77 Antoine Caldwell Center Alabama
4/112 Glover Quin Cornerback New Mexico
4/122 (from Minnesota) Anthony Hill Tight end North Carolina State
5/152 James Casey Tight end Rice
6/188 Brice McCain Cornerback Utah
7/223 Troy Nolan Safety Arizona State

2010[edit]

Further information: 2010 NFL Draft
Round/Pick Player Position College
1/20 Kareem Jackson Cornerback Alabama
2/58 (from New England) Ben Tate Running back Auburn
3/81 Earl Mitchell Defensive tackle Arizona
4/102 (from Kansas City) Darryl Sharpton Linebacker Miami (FL)
4/118 Garrett Graham Tight end Wisconsin
5/144 (from Kansas City) Sherrick McManis Cornerback Northwestern
6/187 Shelley Smith Offensive guard Colorado State
6/197 (from San Diego) Trindon Holliday Wide receiver LSU
7/227 Dorin Dickerson Tight end Pittsburgh

2011[edit]

Further information: 2011 NFL Draft
Round/Pick Player Position College
1/11 J. J. Watt Defensive End Wisconsin
2/42 Brooks Reed Linebacker Arizona
2/60 (from New England) Brandon Harris Cornerback Miami (FL)
4/127 (from Washington) Rashad Carmichael Cornerback Virginia Tech
5/144 (from Washington) Shiloh Keo Safety Idaho
5/152 (from Washington) T. J. Yates Quarterback North Carolina
7/214 Derek Newton Offensive tackle Arkansas State
7/254 Cheta Ozougwu Defensive end Rice

2012[edit]

Further information: 2012 NFL Draft
Round/Pick Player Position College
1/26 Whitney Mercilus Linebacker Illinois
3/68 (from Tampa Bay) DeVier Posey Wide Receiver Ohio State
3/76 (from Philadelphia) Brandon Brooks Offensive Guard Miami (OH)
4/99 (from Tampa Bay via Philadelphia) Ben Jones Center Georgia
4/121 Keshawn Martin Wide Receiver Michigan State
4/126 (from New England via Denver and Tampa Bay) Jared Crick Defensive End Nebraska
5/161 Randy Bullock Kicker Texas A&M
6/195 Nick Mondek Offensive Tackle Purdue

2013[edit]

Further information: 2013 NFL Draft
Round/Pick Player Position College
1/27 DeAndre Hopkins Wide Receiver Clemson
2/57 D.J. Swearinger Safety South Carolina
3/89 Brennan Williams Offensive Tackle North Carolina
3/95 Sam Montgomery Defensive End LSU
4/124 Trevardo Williams Defensive End Connecticut
6/176 (from Tennessee via Minnesota, Arizona, and Oakland) David Quessenberry Offensive Tackle San Jose State
6/195 Alan Bonner Wide Receiver Jacksonville State
6/198 (from Atlanta via St. Louis) Chris Jones Defensive Tackle Bowling Green
6/201 Ryan Griffin Tight End Connecticut

2014[edit]

Further information: 2014 NFL Draft
Round/Pick Player Position College
1/1 Jadeveon Clowney Defensive End South Carolina
2/33 Xavier Su'a-Filo Offensive Guard UCLA
3/65 C. J. Fiedorowicz Tight End Iowa
3/83 Louis Nix III Defensive Tackle Notre Dame
4/135 Tom Savage Quarterback Pittsburgh
6/177 Jeoffrey Pagan Defensive End Alabama
6/181 Alfred Blue Running Back LSU
6/211 Jay Prosch Fullback Auburn
7/216 Andre Hal Cornerback Vanderbilt
7/256 Lonnie Ballentine Safety Memphis

First-Round Draft Picks by year[edit]

Draft Pick Breakdowns[edit]

Draft Picks by Position[edit]

The following table is a breakdown of all of the draft picks made by the Houston Texans since the 2002 NFL Draft by position of the players selected. The number of first round selections for each position are also included.

Year Pick Player Position College
2002 1st overall David Carr Quarterback Fresno State
2003 3rd overall Andre Johnson Wide receiver Miami (FL)
2004 10th overall Dunta Robinson Cornerback South Carolina
2004 27th overall (from Tennessee) Jason Babin* Defensive end Western Michigan
2005 16th overall (from New Orleans) Travis Johnson Defensive tackle Florida State
2006 1st overall Mario Williams Defensive end North Carolina State
2007 10th overall (from Atlanta) Amobi Okoye Defensive tackle Louisville
2008 26th overall (from Baltimore) Duane Brown Offensive tackle Virginia Tech
2009 15th overall Brian Cushing Linebacker Southern California
2010 20th overall Kareem Jackson Cornerback Alabama
2011 11th overall J.J. Watt Defensive End Wisconsin
2012 26th overall Whitney Mercilus Outside Linebacker Illinois
2013 27th overall DeAndre Hopkins Wide receiver Clemson
2014 1st overall Jadeveon Clowney Defensive End South Carolina
Position Picks 1st Round
Quarterback 6 1
Running Back 7 0
Fullback 1 0
Wide Receiver 9 2
Tight End 6 0
Offensive Tackle 7 1
Offensive Guard 6 0
Center 4 0
Defensive End 7 3
Defensive Tackle 8 2
Linebacker 10 2
Cornerback 11 2
Safety 9 0
Kicker 1 0
Punter 0 0

Draft Picks by College[edit]

The following schools have had multiple players selected by the Houston Texans since 2002.

Picks College
4 Virginia Tech
Miami (FL)
3 Louisville
Texas
Alabama
LSU
Pittsburgh
Wisconsin
2 Florida State
Kansas State
Michigan
Minnesota
New Mexico
North Carolina State
Notre Dame
South Carolina
Texas A&M
Rice
Nebraska
Ohio State
Arizona
Colorado State
Arizona State
Cincinnati

Draft Picks From Texas Colleges[edit]

The following list outlines all of the draft selections from Texas colleges made by the Houston Texans since 2002.

Picks College
3 Texas
2 Rice
Texas A&M
1 Texas Tech

Major draft trades[edit]

  • The Texans traded their second, third and fourth-round picks (40th, 73rd and 103rd overall) in the 2004 NFL Draft to the Tennessee Titans for their 2004 first-round pick (27th overall), which was used to select defensive end Jason Babin. The Texans also exchanged their firth-round pick (138th overall) for Tennessee's fifth-rounder (159th overall) as part of the deal.[2]
  • The Texans traded their No. 18 overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft to the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for the No. 26 overall pick (Duane Brown) in the first round, as well as the Ravens' third-round pick (No. 89 overall, Steve Slaton) and the Ravens' sixth-round pick (No. 173 overall, Dominique Barber) in the 2008 draft.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Texans 2003 Transactions". houstontexans.com. 2007-03-22. Archived from the original on 2006-11-09. Retrieved 2007-03-22. 
  2. ^ "Titans trade first-round pick". tennessean.com. 2004-04-24. Retrieved 2007-03-21. [dead link]
  3. ^ "PLUS: PRO FOOTBALL; Texans Get Hollings In Second Round". nytimes.com. 2003-07-11. Retrieved 2007-08-09. 
  4. ^ "Trade tracker: Draft deals". espn.com. 2005-04-24. Retrieved 2007-03-22. 
  5. ^ McCauley, Janie (2005-04-20). "Raiders trade Buchanon to Texans". usatoday.com. Retrieved 2007-03-22. 
  6. ^ George, Thomas (2004-03-13). "Henson Finds a Home: Ex-Yankee Is a Cowboy". nytimes.com. Retrieved 2007-03-22. 
  7. ^ "Falcons agree to deal backup QB Schaub to Houston". espn.com. 2007-03-21. Retrieved 2007-03-21.