Nov 4, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson (80) shows emotion after a play against the Buffalo Bills in the third quarter at Reliant Stadium. The Texans defeated the Bills 21-9. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans: Andre Johnson Wants a Receiver in the Draft


With only six days left until the NFL Draft, wide receiver Andre Johnson voiced his opinion on Saturday about which direction he’d like to see the Texans take in the draft.

According to ProFootballTalk, Johnson – like the rest of us – wants the Texans to take a receiver in the first round, after asking for a suitable partner several times in the past few years.

As far as receivers go, the Texans won’t be stretched for talent in the first round. We’ve already discussed DeAndre Hopkins plenty of times in recent weeks, and the possibility of either Keenan Allen or Justin Hunter falling to the Texans at number 26 isn’t entirely out of the question. When it comes down to it, Johnson and the Texans simply need an agile receiver that can challenge defenses, and also draw coverage away from Johnson on deeper routes.

As influential as Johnson is in the Texans’ locker room though, it’s like general manager Rick Smith already knows all of this, and we see Houston take a receiver early.

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