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Defensive Draft

The Texans took six defensive players and two offensive players in the 2011 NFL Draft..Article | Smith, Kubiak post-draft press conference | Smith, Kubiak quotes | Draft Blog

Wisconsin DE J.J. Watt was the Texans' first pick at No. 11 overall. Article | Video: Watch the pick | Watt's introductory presser

The Texans had two second-round picks in Arizona LB Brooks Reed and Miami CB Brandon Harris. Reed at No. 42Harris at No. 60

The draft ended with the Texans' selection of Rice LB Cheta Ozougwu as "Mr. Irrelevant" at No. 254 overall. Article | Video: Watch the pick | Texans add 3 in Rounds 4-5

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EXTRA: Texans Fan War Room | Texans' draft notes


2011 NFL Draft

Smith, Kubiak recap draft Texans focus on defense in 2011 draft Smith, Kubiak presser
Mr. Irrelevant pick Quotes: Smith, Kubiak review draft Seventh-round picks
Dennison on QB Yates Texans take Ozougwu to cap 2011 draft Yates, Dennison
Texans assts. on 2nd rounders Quotes: Dennison on Yates Conf. calls: Carmichael, Keo
Texans take Harris at No. 60 Quotes: Day 3 pick conference calls Video: Watt in Houston
Texans take Reed at No. 42 Texans go DB, DB, QB in Rounds 4 and 5 Harris, Joseph interviews
Watt arrives in Houston Quotes: Joseph second-round presser Presser: Reggie Herring
Phillips enthused by Watt pick Quotes: Brandon Harris conference call Presser: Watt at Reliant
Texans take J.J. Watt at No. 11 Texans draft Miami CB Harris at No. 60 Presser: Wade Phillips
Quotes: Herring second-round presser Conf. call: J.J. Watt
Quotes: Brooks Reed conference call
Texans draft Arizona OLB Reed at No. 42
Quotes: Watt meets Houston media
Quotes: J.J. Watt conference call
Quotes: Phillips first-round presser
Texans draft Wisconsin DE Watt at No. 11

Pre-Draft Coverage

NFL Media Mock Draft Quotes: Rick Smith press conference Rick Smith presser
Texans GM Rick Smith presser Path to the Draft: Inside linebacker NFP's Joe Fortenbaugh
2011 Texans Mock Draft: Part 2 Path to the Draft: Nose tackle Part 2 of Texans Mock
Predicting draft-day trades Texans Mock Draft Machine v4.0 ESPN's Paul Kuharsky
2011 Texans Mock Draft: Part 1 Path to the Draft: Outside linebacker Part 1 of Texans Mock
First draft: Robert Quinn Path to the Draft: Safety FOXSports' Adam Caplan
Casserly's mock picks 11-20 Texans Mock Draft Machine v3.0 Kalu picks Aldon Smith
Kubiak on draft prep, evaluation Draft history: Mr. Irrelevant pick Kubiak on draft prep
First draft: Julio Jones Path to the Draft: Cornerback Bunting on Texans' pick
First draft: Cameron Jordan Smith on compensatory pick Vandermeer on Mock
AFC South draft grades Smith, Texans preparing for draft meetings
On the Beat: Texans at No. 11 Texans Mock Draft Machine v2.0
QB coach Knapp on evaluations Texans awarded "Mr. Irrelevant" pick
Wilcots predicts Texans' pick McShay, Kiper ponder Texans' pick
NFL Network: Prince Amukamara Vandermeer's seven-round Texans mock
NFL Network: Brooks Reed Texans Mock Draft Machine v1.0
Texans watch A&M's Johnson at pro day

2011 NFL Scouting Combine Coverage

Temple S Jaiquawn Jarrett Peterson, Amukamara among talented DBs Jaiquawn Jarrett
Florida S Ahmad Black Heading back to Houston Ahmad Black
UNC CB Kendric Burney Saturday wrap-up Kendric Burney
Culliver/Burton Combo NFP's Bunting makes prediction Culliver/Burton
Clemson CB Marcus Gilchrist Pass rushers aplenty at 2011 Combine ESPN.com's Kuharsky
UCLA S Rahim Moore HoustonTexans.com arrives in Indy Marcus Gilchrist
Pass Rushers Analyzed Quotes: Kubiak at Combine Rahim Moore
USC CB Shareece Wright Quotes: Smith at Combine Vandermeer on Mock
Texas CB Chykie Brown Chykie Brown
UNC S Deunta Williams NFP's Wes Bunting
LSU CB Patrick Peterson Patrick Peterson
Miami CB Demarcus Van Dyke Demarcus Van Dyke
Nebraska CB Prince Amukamara Prince Amukamara
ESPN's Clayton on Texans John Clayton
Kubiak at Combine Smith, Kubiak at Combine

2011 Senior Bowl Coverage

Texans Draft Picks


Fan Poll

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