Less than a 24 hours after the final 2009 NFL Draft pick was made, pundits turned in grades for each team.
CBSSports.com's senior writer Pete Prisco was one of the hardest on the Texans, giving them a "B" because they didn't draft a defensive back before the fourth round.
ESPN's Mel Kiper was kinder with a "B " and really liked Houston's second-round selection of defensive end Connor Barwin:
"This was a very productive draft, as the Texans' first five picks (Brian Cushing, Connor Barwin, Antoine Caldwell, Glover Quin and Anthony Hill) will all contribute quickly. These are solid football players and I really like the Barwin pick. Look for sixth-rounder Brice McCain and seventh-round selection Troy Nolan to also compete for playing time."
The Texans earned an "A" on FoxSports.com because they got one of the best athletes available in the fifth round with tight end James Casey.