2013 NFL Draft: Houston Texans Should Select Robert Woods at No. 27

By Dan Parzych
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Over the last two seasons, the Houston Texans have emerged as one of the top teams in the AFC and expectations will be even higher heading into 2013. With the 2013 NFL Draft set to take place on Thursday, the Texans have a few different areas they can focus on in the first round, but the argument can be made they should spent the 27th pick on a wide receiver.

One name that comes to mind–Robert Woods of USC.

When Matt Barkley is throwing you the football, you have an extra advantage as a wide receiver and Woods would benefit from playing alongside a quarterback like Matt Schaub. Houston already has one of the top wide receivers in the league in Andre Johnson, but they’ve been looking for a consistent No. 2 wide receiver for quite some time now.

When it comes to Woods–he would be the perfect No. 2 wideout for the Texans.

Johnson can only do so much in the passing game and while he tends to still put up big numbers, he could always use another weapon to help take the attention off of other defenders. Woods has shown NFL potential ever since he was a freshman with the Trojans and it will be interesting to see what type of impact he can make as a rookie.

If he does end up on a team like Houston, Woods could have the opportunity to play a key role in helping the Texans make a playoff run for the third-straight season.

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