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Houston Texans 2012 NFL Draft Coverage

Get the inside scoop on the Texans' 2012 NFL Draft in our exclusive "Draft Pass" interview series on HoustonTexans.com. 1-on-1 with Mercilus | McNair | Rick Smith

The Texans added eight new players, including highly-touted first-round outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus, in the 2012 NFL Draft (April 26-28). Article | Video: Watch the pick | Draft recap

On Day 2 of the draft Friday, the Texans drafted Ohio State wide receiver DeVier Posey and Miami (Ohio) guard Brandon Brooks in the third round. Article | Texans trade 58th pick

Hot links: Mercilus G+ Chat | Draft Party pics

Draft Pass

Whitney Mercilus 1-on-1 N/A
Mercilus Mic'd Up N/A
Texans chairman/CEO Bob McNair 1-on-1 Link
Executive VP/GM Rick Smith 1-on-1 Link

2012 NFL Draft (April 26-28)

DAY 1 (Thursday, April 26)
Texans pick Mercilus at No. 26 Texans draft Mercilus 26th overall Mercilus conference call
Mercilus family goes nuts Quotes: Mercilus and Phillips Phillips on Mercilus
NFL Network: Mercilus profile Storify: Texans react to pick
Wade Phillips on Mercilus

DAY 2 (Friday, April 27)
Texans pick Posey at No. 68 Texans draft Posey, Brooks in 3rd Posey, Brooks, Dennison
Mercilus, Phillips presser Texans trade 58th pick to TB Mercilus, Phillips presser
Quotes: Dennison | Posey | Brooks Scout on Mercilus pick
First day a whirlwind for Mercilus
Quotes: Mercilus, Phillips presser

DAY 3 (Saturday, April 28)
1-on-1 with Mercilus Texans draft Jones, Martin, Crick in 4th Jones conference call
NFL Network: Jones profile Texans finish draft with Bullock, Mondek Martin conference call
NFL Network: Crick profile Texans fill needs with 2012 draft class Crick conference call
Smith, Kubiak press conference Quotes: Third day | Kubiak, Smith Bullock conference call
NFLN: AFC South Draft Grades First day a whirlwind for Mercilus Texans assistant coaches
Quotes: Mercilus, Phillips presser Smith, Kubiak after draft

Texans Draft/Pick History

Texans Draft History Texans Pick History
By Round: 7 | 6 | 5 | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1 By Pick: 233 | 195 | 161 | 121 | 99 | 76 | 58 | 26

"Path to the Draft" Position Previews


Prospect Profiles

DL Jared Crick, Nebraska Link
DL Devon Still, Penn State Link
DL Derek Wolfe, Cincinnati Link
WR Joe Adams, Arkansas Link
WR Jarius Wright, Arknasas Link
WR Alshon Jeffery, South Carolina Link
WR Rueben Randle, LSU Link
WR Brian Quick, Appalachian State Link
WR Patrick Edwards, Houston Link
QB Case Keenum, Houston Link
C Peter Konz, Wisconsin Link Link
NT Dontari Poe, Memphis Link Link
OLB Whitney Mercilus, Illinois Link Link
DT Fletcher Cox, Mississippi State Link Link
OLB Melvin Ingram, South Carolina Link Link
WR Kendall Wright, Baylor Link Link
TE Orson Charles, Georgia Link

2012 NFL Scouting Combine Coverage

NFLN's La Canfora on Texans Top Combine performers: DB Jason La Canfora
ESPN's Mortensen on Texans Top Combine performers: LB Nestor Aparicio
NFL Network: The Merciless Mercilus Top Combine performers: WR Adam Caplan
NFL Network: So much Poe-tential Blog: Could Texans draft TE first? Chris Mortensen
NFL Network: TEs get jump on Blog: Kubiak on NTs Cody, Mitchell Texans Today: Saturday
NFL Network: Top OL performers Blog: Saturday notes, quotes Texans Today: Friday
NFL Network with Rick Smith WR a first-round possibility Kubiak press conference
Texans Daily: Offensive prospects Blog: Friday notes, quotes Smith press conference
1-on-1 with Gary Kubiak Blog: Kubiak on Schaub Kubiak 1-on-1
Texans working hard on key FAs
Quotes: Smith, Kubiak at Combine
Blog: "Whirlwind" for medical staff
Should Houston Texans rookie WR Keshawn Martin be the team's primary returner in 2012?