Positions The Houston Texans Must Address In The 2015 NFL Draft

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Dec 14, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) can not hold onto the catch as he is defended by Indianapolis Colts safety Sergio Brown (38) and cornerback Vontae Davis (21) at Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis defeats Houston 17-10. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Wide Receiver

I remember watching the 2013 Draft at home, and I knew who I wanted at pick 27.

Many analysts and fans thought that Houston should take a receiver, but who would they take?

Wide receivers Cordarrelle Patterson and Tavon Austin were considered the top two, while Justin Hunter was also making a late push.

But with the 27th pick, the Texans took my favorite receiver, DeAndre Hopkins. And boy, did it pay off last year.

Now, the Texans should look to add another wideout for the same reason Hopkins was selected: to replace Andre Johnson down the road.

While many fans would like Johnson to stay around for a while longer, and retire a Texan, we just don’t know how long he’ll stay.

A new receiver would add competition and could help as a backup in case of injury.

Defensive Line

Possibly the single greatest Texans draft pick, defensive end J.J. Watt has dominated defenses over the past three years, earning two Defensive Player of the Year awards over that same time span.

Unfortunately, his fellow defensive lineman have failed to come anywhere near his production.

In the 2014 season, Watt accounted for 38% of the Texans’ total tackles, 62.5% of the defense’s tackles for a loss, and a whopping 76% of their sacks.

Defensive end Jared Crick has developed well, but the Texans should look to add another defensive lineman at some point in the draft to help add depth so the starters can rotate and stay fresh.

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