Houston Texans Should Draft Wide Receiver To Help Andre Johnson

By Andy Schmidt
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The end of the 2012 season wasn’t kind to the Houston Texans as the team lost three of their last four regular season games before losing in the playoffs. There is an obvious need in Houston going forward and that is getting a second wide receiver to go alongside Andre Johnson. It is a need that could be filled right away in the first round of the NFL Draft in less than two weeks.

The Texans have the No. 27 pick so most of the big-time receivers are going to be off the board by the time Houston picks. This is one of those scenarios, at least to me, where the Texans need to make a trade to move up closer to the middle of the first round to get a receiver like Cordarrelle Patterson. I would even consider the possibility of going big and trying to get high enough in the draft to get Tavon Austin. Austin would give the team a different kind of receiver to place with Johnson.

It would open the offense up even more and would take pressure off Matt Schaub and Arian Foster. You can’t expect Houston to win a championship with Johnson as the lone wide receiver threat to go with tight end Owen Daniels. The AFC appears to be pretty wide open in my opinion, so the Texans could work their way to the Super Bowl with the right moves in the draft. The move obviously would be getting a top-notch wide receiver and it needs to happen very early in the process.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports, like his Facebook page or add him to your network on Google.

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