This is the April 23, 2013 news archive. View today's Texans rumors and news.
With draft approaching, Texans have many options at No. 27
After months of evaluation, discussion and analysis, the Texans’ draft board is set as the clock ticks down to Thursday’s first round that begins at 7 p.m. At this point in the process, the board doesn’t change. General manager Rick Smith, who’s oUpvote Share Tweet
What could have been for the Texans in past draftsUpvote Share Tweet
Blogger mock: Keenan Allen to TexansESPN.com Updated Apr 23, 2013Before making my pick on behalf of the Houston Texans, I talked with Philadelphia about a trade. (Everyone did, Dan Graziano was dying to deal in to the bottom of the first but wouldn’t part with enough.) I do think the Texans could look to trade down tUpvote Share TweetUniversity of Houston cornerback D.J. Hayden’s path to the NFL draft is fascinating and inspiring to most, including Texan general manager Rick Smith. “Wow,” Smith said, when asked about Hayden. “I’m almost in awe of D.J. Hayden. We had him overUpvote Share Tweet
Texans open to trading out of 27th spotYesterday after having a final medical meeting about draft prospects, Texans general manager Rick Smith set his draft board for good. Smith is known around the league for his consistency when it comes to his board, he’s careful not to waver from a boardUpvote Share Tweet
Photos: Experts predict the Texans’ first-round selectionPhotos: Experts predict the Texans’ first-round selectionUpvote Share Tweet
Live Pre-Draft Chat this Wednesday!And with the 27th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Houston Texans select… Who? A receiver? My magic 8-ball says “Not likely.” A running back? Not hardly. A linebacker? Corner? Tight End? Nose Tackle? Offensive lineman? Okay, so don’t hedge your betUpvote Share Tweet
RTC: Miles and doughnuts to pay offESPN.com Updated Apr 23, 2013Reading the coverage ... Houston Texans How many receivers will be drafted in the first round? Tania Ganguli of the Houston Chronicle found an over-under of three. More on the Texans’ overdependence on receiver Andre Johnson, from Ganguli. The Texans' oUpvote Share Tweet
Peter King: Trying to get inside the mind of draft's quietest top-10 team;…Apr 23Is it just me? Are the Arizona Cardinals in the witness protection program for this draft? The Cards, with the seventh pick, seem positively under the radar like no other team in the top 10. I had the chance the other day to look into their feelings abo…
Don Banks: 2013 Wes Welker Watch List: Potential impact undrafted free age…Apr 23It has been called the year of the no-name draft in the NFL, and is said to be devoid of true star power after 2012's high-profile, quarterback-rich proceedings. Maybe. But it's all relative.
You Realize How Badly the T-Wolves Screwed Up the 2009 Draft, Right?Apr 23We interrupt Part 2 of the NBA Trade Value column to explain the travesty known as the 2009 NBA draft. That night, Minnesota drafted two of our top-30...
The 13th-annual ranking of the NBA's top-50 players, Part 2Apr 23Welcome back to Bill Simmons's annual ranking of the NBA's top 50 most valuable assets.