Looking back at the Houston Texans’ picks at 3, 13

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Who have the Houston Texans picked with the third and 13th overall picks in their history?

As we are nine days away from the 2022 NFL Draft, it’s always important to understand the history of how much success the Houston Texans have had with each of their picks. Usually, there are a handful of players to look back upon and discuss.

However, this isn’t the case with the Houston Texans. Entering their 20th season of existence, there are only so many options/numbers that they can hold in each of the draft’s first round. But the Texans have landed at numbers three and 13 for 2022. So what is the history of each pick in the first round?

As you may have guessed based on the cover photo, the only pick the Texans have ever had at the third overall spot was Andre Johnson. That worked out pretty well, didn’t it?

Who have the Houston Texans selected at no.13 in previous years?

The answer to that is nobody. This is the first time in team history that the Texans are set to pick from that spot. Houston picked J.J. Watt at 11 and then Deshaun Watson 12th overall in their respective drafts, and those at the time were fantastic picks.

Which spots has Houston held the most of in the past? Sadly, the top pick they’ve had is the number one overall pick three times. (2002, 2006,2014). Then the 10th and 26th pick come in twice.

Then 10th overall pick brought in Amobi Okoye and Dunta Robinson in 2012 and 2013. The 26th pick saw Whitney Mercilus and Duane Brown in 2008 and 2012.

Of course, Nick Caserio can change this by trading out of the 13th overall pick. However, that doesn’t seem likely unless they don’t like anyone on the board at that time.

We’ll see if the 13th pick can truly be lucky for the Texans and if they can continue some solid mid-round selections.

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