As we continue the Team Needs series for the 2013 NFL Draft, we proceed to the team with the twenty-seventh overall pick; the Houston Texans. With another year of franchise records being set, the Texans ultimately spun their wheels in 2012 by getting just as far as they did the prior season.
Most thought that the defense would drop off from the previous season and that was confirmed the moment they lost team captain and defensive leader Brian Cushing for the season. A team just doesn’t shake off the loss of an all pro talent like him and the defense never recovered. But it was once the offense went flat, that was all she wrote for the 2012 season. With plenty of gaps to fill and some key free agents likely bolting, here is how I think Gary Kubiak, Rick Smith and the Texans war room will approach the upcoming draft.
It’s easy to look past when Andre Johnson has set so many records, but the Texans haven’t selected a wide receiver in the first two rounds of the draft sinc...