The Texans own seven picks in the 2019 NFL Draft. Their first is 23rd overall, and it’s in the first round. Their last is 220th overall and it’s in the seventh. HoustonTexans.com is going through each of the seven picks and examine what players went there in the history of the League.

The first-rounder is under the microscope today, and four players chosen 23rd overall have gone on to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

In 1951, the Bears took linebacker Bill George out of Wake Forest, and he went to eight All-Pro seasons with 18 career interceptions, and helped Chicago to the 1963 NFL title.

The only punter in Canton is Ray Guy, and the Raiders took him at 23 in the 1973 Draft. He punted for all three of the franchise’s Super Bowl winners, and went to seven Pro Bowls.

Tight end Ozzie Newsome went from Alabama to the Browns in 1978, and 13 seasons later, he retired with 7,980 receiving yards and 47 touchdowns. He too, is a Hall of Famer.

Cornerback Ty Law picked off 53 passes in a 15-year career, and was on three Patriots Super Bowl squads.

76 of the 89 players chosen 23rd overall went on to play at least one game in the League.

Notables

Pro Football Hall of Famer | 53 career INT
3 Super Bowl rings | 15 season in NFL

Pro Football Hall of Famer | 7,980 career receiving yards
47 TD catches in 13 seasons

Pro Football Hall of Famer | 7-time Pro Bowler
3 Super Bowl rings | 1st and only punter in Canton

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The Texans own seven picks in the 2019 NFL Draft. Their first is 23rd overall, and it’s in the first round. Their last is 220th overall and it’s in the seventh. HoustonTexans.com is going through each of the seven picks and examine what players went there in the history of the League.

Today we’re checking out the second of their two second-rounders, which is the 54th overall pick.

89 players have been chosen 54th, and 76 of those played at least a game in the NFL.

Receiver Anquan Boldin became a Cardinal in 2003, and that year’s 54th overall pick logged over 13,000 receiving yards and 82 touchdown catches in a 14-year NFL career.

Nose tackle Bill Pickel was plucked at 54th in 1983 by the Raiders, and he promptly won a Super Bowl ring as a rookie, then reeled off three seasons with 11 sacks or more from 1984 through 1986.

Houston Cougar Simon Fletcher became a Denver Bronco in 1985, and he wound up playing in a trio of Super Bowls and tallying 97.5 career sacks in 11 NFL seasons.

Many more picked at 54 went on to lengthy and productive NFL careers.

Notables

13,779 receiving yards | 82 TD catches
7 years with 1,000+ receiving yards | 3 Pro Bowl selections

11 NFL seasons | 1 Super Bowl Ring
1 All-Pro selection | 56 career sacks

2-time Pro Bowler | 72.5 career sacks in 9 NFL seasons

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The Texans own seven picks in the 2019 NFL Draft. Their first is 23rd overall, and it’s in the first round. Their last is 220th overall and it’s in the seventh. HoustonTexans.com is going through each of the seven picks and examine what players went there in the history of the League.

The 55th overall pick gets the examination today.

Pro Football Hall of Famer Stan Jones was picked by the Bears in 1953 at 55, and he wound up going to seven Pro Bowls at offensive guard, and being selected to four All-Pro squads. He was also the first NFL player to implement weight training into a conditioning program.

Left tackle Andrew Whitworth has been one of the best in the game since the Bengals picked him 55th out of LSU in 2006. The last two seasons saw him lead the Rams line.

When Cleveland kicker Don Cockroft called it quits in 1980, only six men in the history of the game had scored more points than he had in his 13 NFL seasons.

Quite a few more 55th overall choices had and are having productive NFL careers, and 79 of the 86 picked in this spot played at least one NFL contest.

Notables

4 Pro Bowls | 2 All-Pro selections
195 starts in 13 NFL seasons

All-Pro in 2016 | 2-time Pro Bowler
688 career tackles in 8 NFL seasons

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The Texans own seven picks in the 2019 NFL Draft. Their first is 23rd overall, and it’s in the first round. Their last is 220th overall and it’s in the seventh. HoustonTexans.com is going through each of the seven picks and examine what players went there in the history of the League.

Today we’re checking out the third-rounder, which is the 86th overall pick.

The names are impressive, and numerous, who have made contributions to their teams, and four different Pro Football Hall of Famers have been chosen at 86.

Kicker Morten Andersen played more games than anyone in NFL history, and when he retired, he was the League’s all-time leading scorer. Jackie Slater spent nearly 20 seasons in the NFL and went to seven Pro Bowls, while Andre Reed caught 951 passes for over 13,000 yards in a 16-year career. Joe Schmidt was a force in the middle of the Lions defense, and for the better part of a decade he was a regular on the All-Pro list. Both Detroit and his alma mater of Pitt retired his jersey number.

That quartet of 86th overall picks are all in Canton and have yellow jackets.

Many more picked at 86 went on to lengthy and productive NFL careers, and of the last 10 players picked 86th, a handful are off to impactful starts.

Of the 88 players picked 86th, 61 of them wound up playing in a game.

Notables

Pro Football Hall of Famer | All-time leader in NFL games played (382)
Retired as League's all-time leading scorer (2,544 points)

Pro Football Hall of Famer | Played 259 games from 1976-1995
7 Pro Bowl nods

Pro Football Hall of Famer | Caught 951 passes for 13,198 yards
Played 16 seasons | Caught 87 TDs

Pro Football Hall of Famer | 8-time All-Pro
24 INT | 17 fumble recoveries

Earned 3 Super Bowl rings | Played 12 season
189 games with 12 INT | 30.5 sacks in career

36 INT in 214 games played between 1989-2002
Scored 5 TDs on INT/FR

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The Texans own seven picks in the 2019 NFL Draft. Their first is 23rd overall, and it’s in the first round. Their last is 220th overall and it’s in the seventh. Over the course of the next week, HoustonTexans.com will go through each of the seven picks and examine what players went there in the history of the League.

The 6th-round selection, which will be 161st overall, is examined.

85 players have been taken at 161, and 49 of them saw action in at least one NFL game.

The best of those names was probably 6-foot-8 inch receiver Harold Carmichael, who the Eagles plucked from Southern in the 7th round of the 1971 NFL Draft. He went on to snare 79 touchdowns and average 15.2 yards per catch in 14 NFL seasons, eclipsing the 1,000-yard mark in a year three different times.

Defensive back Dwayne Woodruff was the 161st overall pick in the 1979 NFL Draft, and he promptly won a Super Bowl ring as a rookie that year, and then spent the 1980’s as a mainstay in the Pittsburgh secondary. When he wrapped his NFL career, he had 37 interceptions.

Many others picked at 161 had solid NFL careers, and we highlighted a few. We also checked out the last 10 players taken at that spot, dating back to the 2009 NFL Draft.

Notables

79 catches | 8,985 receiving yards
4 Pro Bowls in 14 NFL seasons

1 Super Bowl ring | 37 interceptions
157 games played in 11 NFL seasons

Plays in 3 Super Bowls within 9-year NFL career
29 TDs | averaged 16.2 ypc

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The Texans own seven picks in the 2019 NFL Draft. Their first is 23rd overall, and it’s in the first round. Their last is 220th overall and it’s in the seventh. Over the course of the next week, HoustonTexans.com will go through each of the seven picks and examine what players went there in the history of the League.

Today we examine the 6th-round choice, which will be 195th overall. The list is thin with household names, but the brightest star at 195 has made waves over the last decade, and especially this offseason. Antonio Brown was the pick for the Steelers back in 2010, and he turned in seven seasons of Pro Bowl ball, with 11,000-plus receiving yards and 74 touchdown catches in his career. Now he’s in Oakland. A few others chosen at 195 have turned in solid careers, and we highlighted them, as well as the last 10 players taken at that spot, dating back to the 2009 NFL Draft.

Notables

4-time All-Pro | 70-time Pro Bowler
11,207 career receiving yards | 74 receiving TDs
5 return TDs | 1 Super Bowl ring

1- years in NFL | 1 Pro Bowl
931 career points scored

29 combined starts in 2017 and 2018

28 rush/receiving TDs in 5 NFL seasons

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Noteables

7 Pro Bowls | 2 Super Bowl Rings
18 career INT | 162 career starts

8 years in NFL
121 games played | 10 career TD

Special teams standout | 101 games played
20 starts | 8 sacks in 8 seasons

1,000-yd rusher in 1975 | NFL Comeback player of the year
31 TD in eight NFL seasons

Started at QB for Oilers 4 times | Finished career with 1,257 passing yards
Right-handed, but threw a TD pass left-handed in preseason game

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