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* 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 Ihab Salaymeh WR Buffalo Bills
17 Danny Wuerffel QB Chicago Bears
18 Brian Allen LB St. Louis Rams
19 Johnny Huggins TE Dallas Cowboys


Further information: 2002 NFL Draft
Round/Pick Player Position College
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 (Supplemental Draft) Milford Brown OG Florida State
7/229 Greg White DE Minnesota
7/261 Ahmad Miller DT UNLV


Further information: 2003 NFL Draft
Round/Pick Player Position College
1/3 Andre Johnson WR Miami (FL)
2/41 (from New England) Bennie Joppru TE Michigan
2/0 (Supplemental Draft) Tony Hollings RB Georgia Tech
3/67 Antwan Peek LB Cincinnati
3/75 (from New England) Seth Wand OT NW Missouri State
3/88 (from Atlanta) Dave Ragone QB Louisville
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


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


Further information: 2005 NFL Draft
Round/Pick Player Position College
1/16 (from New Orleans) Travis Johnson DT Florida State
3/73 (from Dallas) Vernand Morency RB Oklahoma State
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


Further information: 2006 NFL Draft
Round/Pick Player Position College
1/1 Mario Williams DE North Carolina State
2/33 DeMeco Ryans LB Alabama
3/65 Charles Spencer OT Pittsburgh
3/66 (from New Orleans) Eric Winston OT Miami (FL)
4/98 Owen Daniels TE Wisconsin
6/170 Wali Lundy RB Virginia
7/251 David Anderson WR Colorado State


Further information: 2007 NFL Draft
Round/Pick Player Position College
1/10 (from Atlanta) Amobi Okoye DT Louisville
3/73 Jacoby Jones* WR Lane
4/123 (from New Orleans) Fred Bennett CB South Carolina
5/144 Brandon Harrison S Stanford
5/163 (from New Orleans) Brandon Frye OT Virginia Tech
6/183 Kasey Studdard OG Texas
7/218 Zac Diles LB Kansas State


Further information: 2008 NFL Draft
Round/Pick Player Position College
1/26 (from Baltimore) Duane Brown OT Virginia Tech
3/79 Antwaun Molden CB Eastern Kentucky
3/89 (from Baltimore) Steve Slaton RB West Virginia
4/118 Xavier Adibi LB Virginia Tech
5/151 Frank Okam DT Texas
6/173 (from Baltimore) Dominique Barber S Minnesota
7/223 Alex Brink QB Washington State


Further information: 2009 NFL Draft
Round/Pick Player Position College
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 (from Minnesota) Anthony Hill TE North Carolina State
5/152 James Casey TE Rice
6/188 Brice McCain CB Utah
7/223 Troy Nolan S Arizona State


Further information: 2010 NFL Draft
Round/Pick Player Position College
1/20 Kareem Jackson CB Alabama
2/58 (from New England) Ben Tate RB Auburn
3/81 Earl Mitchell DT Arizona
4/102 (from Kansas City) Darryl Sharpton LB Miami (FL)
4/118 Garrett Graham TE Wisconsin
5/144 (from Kansas City) Sherrick McManis CB Northwestern
6/187 Shelley Smith OG Colorado State
6/197 (from San Diego) Trindon Holliday WR LSU
7/227 Dorin Dickerson TE Pittsburgh


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


Further information: 2012 NFL Draft
Round/Pick Player Position College
1/26 Whitney Mercilus LB Illinois
3/68 (from Tampa Bay) DeVier Posey WR Ohio State
3/76 (from Philadelphia) Brandon Brooks OG Miami (OH)
4/99 (from Tampa Bay via Philadelphia) Ben Jones C Georgia
4/121 Keshawn Martin WR Michigan State
4/126 (from New England via Denver and Tampa Bay) Jared Crick DE Nebraska
5/161 Randy Bullock PK Texas A&M
6/195 Nick Mondek OT Purdue


Further information: 2013 NFL Draft
Round/Pick Player Position College
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 (from Tennessee via Minnesota, Arizona, and Oakland) David Quessenberry OT San Jose State
6/195 Alan Bonner WR Jacksonville State
6/198 (from Atlanta via St. Louis) Chris Jones DT Bowling Green
6/201 Ryan Griffin TE Connecticut


Further information: 2014 NFL Draft
Round/Pick Player Position College
1/1 Jadeveon Clowney DE South Carolina
2/33 Xavier Su'a-Filo OG UCLA
3/65 C. J. Fiedorowicz TE Iowa
3/83 (from Pittsburgh via Cleveland and Philadelphia) Louis Nix III DT Notre Dame
4/135 Tom Savage QB Pittsburgh
6/177 Jeoffrey Pagan DE Alabama
6/181 (from Oakland) Alfred Blue RB LSU
6/211 Jay Prosch FB Auburn
7/216 Andre Hal CB Vanderbilt
7/256 Lonnie Ballentine S Memphis

First-Round Draft Picks by year[edit]

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

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
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
2 Florida State
Kansas State
New Mexico
North Carolina State
Notre Dame
South Carolina
Texas A&M
Ohio State
Colorado State
Arizona State

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.