HOUSTON Perhaps the most tangible indication of exactly how far the Texans have come as a franchise and precisely where they are heading as a team in 2012 manifested on Friday night and Saturday afternoon.
While there was little doubt that the Texans garnered value in acquiring two picks (Nos. 68 and 126 overall) from the Buccaneers in exchange for sliding back 10 slots from No. 58, what they did with those selections spoke volumes of their welcome competency and burgeoning potential.
In the span of 59 picks the Texans bolstered depth at wide receiver and on the offensive line, and then completed a dynamic fourth round with what was widely lauded as an exceptional value pick. For years the Texans' draft strategy ran the gamut from questionable to confounding. Now, on the heels of their first AFC South title and initial postseason victory, the Texans appear to get it. This weekend confirmed as much.
"We just felt like sitting there in the second round that if we backed u...