Grading The Houston Texans 2015 NFL Draft Picks

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Apr 30, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Kevin Johnson (Wake Forest) poses for a photo with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected as the number 16th overall pick to the Houston Texans in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Round 1: (A-) CB Kevin Johnson

School: Wake Forest

With their first round pick, the Texans sat back patiently and waited for their turn at number 16. It’s possible that the Texans were considering filling other positions in the first round but by the time they were on the clock, it appeared to be clear that defense would be addressed first, either with a linebacker or a cornerback.

It turned out to be the latter.

What’s most notable about Kevin Johnson is his healthy resume. Literally. He has failed to miss a single game in the last two years and that alone is a stat, the injury prone Houston roster is extremely excited about.

Johnson makes sense as a highly desired addition in order to have a young, promising corner play behind the expensively aging Jonathan Joseph for a year. It’s likely that Johnson will replace Joseph next year as the then 30 year old’s contract will expire.

In any sense, the Texans will play Andrew Luck, Marcus Mariota and Blake Bortles twice in the upcoming season. This makes a first round cornerback, celebration-worthy.

Next: Rd 2: Benardrick McKinney