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]

Round Player Position Team
1 Tony Boselli* OT Jacksonville Jaguars
2 Ryan Young OT New York Jets
3 Aaron Glenn CB New York Jets
4 Gary Walker DT Jacksonville Jaguars
5 Jamie Sharper LB Baltimore Ravens
6 Jermaine Lewis* WR Baltimore Ravens
7 Marcus Coleman DB New York Jets
8 Seth Payne DT Jacksonville Jaguars
9 Matt Campbell OG Washington Redskins
10 Matt Stevens S New England Patriots
11 Jeremy McKinney OG Cleveland Browns
12 Ryan Schau OG Philadelphia Eagles
13 Charlie Rogers RB Seattle Seahawks
14 Sean McDermott TE Tampa Bay Buccaneers
15 Jabari Issa DE Arizona Cardinals
16 Avion Black WR Buffalo Bills
17 Danny Wuerffel QB Chicago Bears
18 Brian Allen LB St. Louis Rams
19 Johnny Huggins TE Dallas Cowboys

2002[edit]

Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 1 David Carr QB Fresno State
2 33 Jabar Gaffney WR Florida
2 50 Chester Pitts OG San Diego State
3 66 Fred Weary OG Tennessee
3 83 Charles Hill DT Maryland
4 99 Jonathan Wells RB Ohio State
5 136 Jarrod Baxter FB New Mexico
5 153 Ramon Walker S Pittsburgh
6 173 Demarcus Faggins CB Kansas State
6 190 Howard Green DT LSU
6 0 Milford Brown OG Florida State Supplemental Draft
7 229 Greg White DE Minnesota
7 261 Ahmad Miller DT UNLV

2003[edit]

Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 3 Andre Johnson WR Miami (FL)
2 41 Bennie Joppru TE Michigan from New England
2 0 Tony Hollings RB Georgia Tech Supplemental Draft
3 67 Antwan Peek LB Cincinnati
3 75 Seth Wand OT NW Missouri State from New England
3 88 Dave Ragone QB Louisville from Atlanta
4 101 Domanick Davis RB LSU
6 192 Drew Henson QB Michigan
6 214 Keith Wright DT Missouri
7 217 Curry Burns S Louisville
7 233 Chance Pearce C Texas A&M

2004[edit]

Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 10 Dunta Robinson CB South Carolina
1 27 Jason Babin* DE Western Michigan from Tennessee
4 122 Glenn Earl S Notre Dame from Indianapolis
6 170 Vontez Duff CB Notre Dame
6 175 Jammal Lord S Nebraska from Jacksonville
7 210 Raheem Orr LB Rutgers
7 211 Sloan Thomas WR Texas
7 248 B.J. Symons QB Texas Tech

2005[edit]

Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 16 Travis Johnson DT Florida State from New Orleans
3 73 Vernand Morency RB Oklahoma State from Dallas
4 114 Jerome Mathis WR Hampton
5 151 Drew Hodgdon C Arizona State
6 188 C.C. Brown S Louisiana-Lafayette
7 277 Kenneth Pettway LB Grambling

2006[edit]

Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 1 Mario Williams DE North Carolina State
2 33 DeMeco Ryans LB Alabama
3 65 Charles Spencer OT Pittsburgh
3 66 Eric Winston OT Miami (FL) from New Orleans
4 98 Owen Daniels TE Wisconsin
6 170 Wali Lundy RB Virginia
7 251 David Anderson WR Colorado State

2007[edit]

Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 10 Amobi Okoye DT Louisville from Atlanta
3 73 Jacoby Jones* WR Lane
4 123 Fred Bennett CB South Carolina from New Orleans
5 144 Brandon Harrison S Stanford
5 163 Brandon Frye OT Virginia Tech from New Orleans
6 183 Kasey Studdard OG Texas
7 218 Zac Diles LB Kansas State

2008[edit]

Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 26 Duane Brown OT Virginia Tech from Baltimore
3 79 Antwaun Molden CB Eastern Kentucky
3 89 Steve Slaton RB West Virginia from Baltimore
4 118 Xavier Adibi LB Virginia Tech
5 151 Frank Okam DT Texas
6 173 Dominique Barber S Minnesota from Baltimore
7 223 Alex Brink QB Washington State

2009[edit]

Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 15 Brian Cushing LB Southern California
2 46 Connor Barwin* DE Cincinnati
3 77 Antoine Caldwell C Alabama
4 112 Glover Quin* CB New Mexico
4 122 Anthony Hill TE North Carolina State from Minnesota
5 152 James Casey TE Rice
6 188 Brice McCain CB Utah
7 223 Troy Nolan S Arizona State

2010[edit]

Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 20 Kareem Jackson CB Alabama
2 58 Ben Tate RB Auburn from New England
3 81 Earl Mitchell DT Arizona
4 102 Darryl Sharpton LB Miami (FL) from Kansas City
4 118 Garrett Graham TE Wisconsin
5 144 Sherrick McManis CB Northwestern from Kansas City
6 187 Shelley Smith OG Colorado State
6 197 Trindon Holliday WR LSU from San Diego
7 227 Dorin Dickerson TE Pittsburgh

2011[edit]

Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 11 J. J. Watt DE Wisconsin
2 42 Brooks Reed LB Arizona
2 60 Brandon Harris CB Miami (FL) from New England
4 127 Rashad Carmichael CB Virginia Tech from Washington
5 144 Shiloh Keo S Idaho from Washington
5 152 T. J. Yates QB North Carolina from Washington
7 214 Derek Newton OT Arkansas State
7 254 Cheta Ozougwu DE Rice

2012[edit]

Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 26 Whitney Mercilus LB Illinois
3 68 DeVier Posey WR Ohio State from Tampa Bay
3 76 Brandon Brooks* OG Miami (OH) from Philadelphia
4 99 Ben Jones C Georgia from Tampa Bay via Philadelphia
4 121 Keshawn Martin WR Michigan State
4 126 Jared Crick DE Nebraska from New England via Denver and Tampa Bay
5 161 Randy Bullock PK Texas A&M
6 195 Nick Mondek OT Purdue

2013[edit]

Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 27 DeAndre Hopkins WR Clemson
2 57 D.J. Swearinger S South Carolina
3 89 Brennan Williams OT North Carolina
3 95 Sam Montgomery DE LSU
4 124 Trevardo Williams DE Connecticut
6 176 David Quessenberry OT San Jose State from Tennessee via Minnesota, Arizona, and Oakland
6 195 Alan Bonner WR Jacksonville State
6 198 Chris Jones DT Bowling Green from Atlanta via St. Louis
6 201 Ryan Griffin TE Connecticut

2014[edit]

Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 1 Jadeveon Clowney DE South Carolina
2 33 Xavier Su'a-Filo OG UCLA
3 65 C. J. Fiedorowicz TE Iowa
3 83 Louis Nix III DT Notre Dame from Pittsburgh via Cleveland and Philadelphia
4 135 Tom Savage QB Pittsburgh
6 177 Jeoffrey Pagan DE Alabama
6 181 Alfred Blue RB LSU from Oakland
6 211 Jay Prosch FB Auburn
7 216 Andre Hal CB Vanderbilt
7 256 Lonnie Ballentine S Memphis

2015[edit]

Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 16 Kevin Johnson CB Wake Forest
2 43 Benardrick McKinney ILB Mississippi State
3 70 Jaelen Strong WR Arizona State
5 175 Keith Mumphery WR Michigan State (Compensatory Selection)
6 211 Reshard Cliett OLB South Florida (Compensatory Selection)
6 216 Christian Covington NT Rice (Compensatory Selection)
7 235 Kenny Hilliard RB LSU

2016[edit]

Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 21 Will Fuller V WR Notre Dame (From Washington)
2 50 Nick Martin C Notre Dame
3 85 Braxton Miller WR Ohio State (From Atlanta)
4 119 Tyler Ervin RB San Jose State
5 159 K. J. Dillon SS West Virginia
5 166 D. J. Reader DT Clemson (From New England)

2017[edit]

Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 12 Deshaun Watson QB Clemson (From Cleveland)
2 57 Zach Cunningham LB Vanderbilt
3 89 D'Onta Foreman RB Texas
4 130 Julién Davenport OT Bucknell
4 142 Carlos Watkins DT Clemson (From Cleveland)
5 169 Treston Decoud CB Oregon State
7 243 Kyle Fuller C Baylor

2018[edit]

Round Pick Player Position College Notes
3 68 Justin Reid S Stanford
3 80 Martinas Rankin OT Mississippi State (From Seattle)
3 98 Jordan Akins TE Central Florida
4 103 Keke Coutee WR Texas Tech
6 177 Duke Ejiofor DE Wake Forest
6 211 Jordan Thomas TE Mississippi State
6 214 Peter Kalambayi LB Stanford
7 222 Jermaine Kelly CB San Jose State

2019[edit]

Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 23 Tytus Howard OT Alabama State
2 54 Lonnie Johnson Jr. CB Kentucky from Seattle
2 55 Max Scharping OT Northern Illinois
3 86 Kahale Warring TE San Diego State
5 161 Charles Omenihu DE Texas
6 195 Xavier Crawford CB Central Michigan
7 220 Cullen Gillaspia FB Texas A&M from NY Giants via Denver

First-Round Draft Picks by year[edit]

= Pro Bowler

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

Year Pick Player Position College
2002 1st overall David Carr QB Fresno State
2003 3rd overall Andre Johnson WR Miami (FL)
2004 10th overall Dunta Robinson CB South Carolina
2004 27th overall (from Tennessee) Jason Babin* DE Western Michigan
2005 16th overall (from New Orleans) Travis Johnson DT Florida State
2006 1st overall Mario Williams DE North Carolina State
2007 10th overall (from Atlanta) Amobi Okoye DT Louisville
2008 26th overall (from Baltimore) Duane Brown OT Virginia Tech
2009 15th overall Brian Cushing LB Southern California
2010 20th overall Kareem Jackson CB Alabama
2011 11th overall J. J. Watt DE Wisconsin
2012 26th overall Whitney Mercilus OLB Illinois
2013 27th overall DeAndre Hopkins WR Clemson
2014 1st overall Jadeveon Clowney DE South Carolina
2015 16th overall Kevin Johnson CB Wake Forest
2016 21st overall (from Washington) Will Fuller WR Notre Dame
2017 12th overall Deshaun Watson QB Clemson
2019 23rd overall Tytus Howard OT Alabama State

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.

Position Picks 1st Round
Center 6 0
Cornerback 17 3
Defensive End 13 4
Defensive Tackle 12 2
Fullback 3 0
Inside Line Backer 1 0
Line Backer 12 2
Nose Tackle 1 0
Offensive Guard 7 0
Outside Line Backer 1 0
Offensive Tackle 13 2
Place Kicker 1 0
Quarterback 8 2
Running Back 11 0
Safety 12 0
Strong Safety 1 0
Tight End 11 0
Wide Receiver 16 3

Draft Picks by College[edit]

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

Picks College
6 LSU
5 Notre Dame
Texas
4 Alabama
Clemson
Miami (FL)
Pittsburgh
South Carolina
Virginia Tech
3 Arizona State
Louisville
Mississippi State
Ohio State
Rice
San Jose State
Stanford
Texas A&M
Wisconsin
2 Arizona
Auburn
Cincinnati
Colorado State
Connecticut
Florida State
Kansas State
Michigan
Michigan State
Minnesota
Nebraska
New Mexico
North Carolina
North Carolina State
San Diego State
Texas Tech
Vanderbilt
Wake Forest
West Virginia

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
5 Texas
3 Rice
Texas A&M
2 Texas Tech

Major draft trades[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

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  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.