Houston Texans: All-Time draft picks by round

J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /
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The Houston Texans have been a part of the NFL Draft since 2002, but which selections are the best of all time?

With the 2020 NFL Draft less than a full week away, the Houston Texans are in the process of making franchise-changing decisions as they select the next group of players to help achieve franchise-changing goals they’ve yet to reach.

Last season, the Texans finished 10-6 overall, won the AFC South championship and won a playoff game, but that seems like ages ago, and some of the names listed on this all-time list are from years gone by for the Texans.

There were many Texans players deserving of being noted as one of the greatest Texans draft pick by round, as we all know players like Andre Johnson, Duane Brown, J.J. Watt, Jadeveon Clowney, Mario Williams, DeAndre Hopkins, and Deshaun Watson all have had their names called as a first round pick for the Texans.

Of those players, only one can be the best first-round choice. The same can be said in the second round with players like Brooks Reed, DeMeco Ryans, Ben Tate, D.J. Swearinger, and Benardrick McKinney who have been selected in that round.

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On to the third round, there were players such as Jacoby Jones, Eric Winston, Brandon Brooks, Justin Reid and Earl Mitchell all selected in the round. The fourth round saw players such as Domanick Davis (who is second all-time in Texans rushing) and Owen Daniels (the best tight end in team history), so some of these decisions weren’t easy to make.

Every round for the Houston Texans in their draft history has seen very good to great players have their name called during the draft, and in the continuing history of the Texans franchise, we all want to know who are the best players the Texans have selected in each round of the NFL Draft.

Here is one attempt to figure out the all-time list of best Houston Texans draft choices by round in franchise history from 2002-2019.