2013 NFL Draft: Should the Houston Texans Select Keenan Allen at No. 27?

By Dan Parzych
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Over the last two seasons, the Houston Texans have taken their game to a completely different level as they’ve finally become playoff contenders in the AFC and have won the division title in each of the last two seasons. Still, even the best of teams have areas in need of improvement and with the 2013 NFL Draft set to take place next week, the Texans should strongly consider using the No. 27 pick on a wide receiver to play alongside Andre Johnson.

One name that comes to mind–Keenan Allen of California.

Allen is being considered one of the top wide receivers from this year’s draft and he may be just the perfect weapon for Matt Schaub in the passing game. Houston already has one of the top wideouts in the game in Johnson, but they’ve lacked having a consistent No. 2 wide receiver over the years–which is why they should take advantage of the opportunity in this year’s draft.

Just look at the type of numbers Allen displayed over the years at California and it’s no surprise to see him on the radar of numerous teams. There’s a good chance the Texans will find themselves in the position to consider a few different wide receivers in the first round considering how many are worthy of being taken in the first or second round.

If Allen is available at No. 27–Houston needs to strongly consider selecting him to gain an effective No. 2 wideout for the 2013 season.

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