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The Texans selected Brian Cushing in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft. (credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

The Texans selected Brian Cushing in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft. (credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

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The Texans have selected 91 players in the NFL Draft (not including the supplemental draft).

  • No position has been drafted more than linebacker by the Texans, who have taken 14 total and at least one every year since the franchise began play in 2002.
  • Eleven cornerbacks have been drafted by the Texans, including two in 2004, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
  • The team has selected nine safeties but has never selected a safety earlier than the fourth round.
  • The position picked least in the first three rounds of the draft for the franchise have come at safety (0), punter/kicker (0), center (1), tight end (1), quarterback (2) and guard (2).
  • The position picked most in the first three rounds of the draft are linebacker (6), cornerback (5), offensive tackle (5), wide receiver (4) and defensive tackle (4).

 

LINEBACKERS (14)

Year     Player                           Round               Overall

2012     Whitney Mercilus                1                          26

2011     Brooks Reed                      2                          42

2011     Cheta Ozougwu                  7                         254

2010     Darryl Sharpton                  4                         102

2009     Brian Cushing                     1                          15

2008     Xavier Adibi                       4                         118

2007     Zac Diles                           7                         218

2006     DeMeco Ryans                   2                          33

2005     Kenneth Pettway                 7                         227

2004     Jason Babin                       1                          27

2004     Charlie Anderson                6                         200

2004     Raheem Orr                        7                         210

2003     Antwan Peek                      3                          67

2002     Greg White                         7                         229

CORNERBACKS (11)

Year     Player                           Round               Overall

2011     Brandon Harris                   2                          60

2011     Roc Carmichael                  4                         127

2010     Kareem Jackson                 1                          20

2010     Sherrick McManis               5                         144

2009     Glover Quin                        4                         112

2009     Brice McCain                      6                         188

2008     Antwaun Molden                 3                          79

2007     Fred Bennett                      4                         123

2004     Dunta Robinson                 1                          10

2004     Vontez Duff                       6                         170

2002     DeMarcus Faggins             6                         173

WIDE RECEIVERS (10)

Year     Player                           Round               Overall

2012     DeVier Posey                     3                          68

2012     Keshawn Martin                  4                         121

2010     Trindon Holliday                 6                         197

2010     Dorin Dickerson                 7                         227

2007     Jacoby Jones                    3                          73

2006     David Anderson                 7                         251

2005     Jerome Mathis                    4                         114

2004     Sloan Thomas                    7                         211

2003     Andre Johnson                   1                            3

2002     Jabar Gaffney                    2                          33

SAFETIES (9)

Year     Player                           Round               Overall

2011     Shiloh Keo                         5                         144

2009     Troy Nolan                         7                         223

2008     Dominique Barber               6                         173

2007     Brandon Harrison                5                         144

2005     C.C. Brown                         6                         188

2004     Glenn Earl                          4                         122

2004     Jammal Lord                      6                         175

2003     Curry Burns                        7                         217

2002     Ramon Walker                    5                         153

DEFENSIVE TACKLES (8)

Year     Player                           Round               Overall

2010     Earl Mitchell                       3                          81

2008     Frank Okam                       5                         151

2007     Amobi Okoye                     1                          10

2005     Travis Johnson                   1                          16

2003     Keith Wright                       6                         214

2002     Charles Hill                         3                          83

2002     Howard Green                    6                         190

2002     Ahmad Miller                      7                         261

OFFENSIVE TACKLES (8)

Year     Player                           Round               Overall

2012     Nick Mondek                      6                         195

2011     Derek Newton                     7                         214

2008     Duane Brown                      1                          26

2007     Brandon Frye                     5                         163

2006     Charles Spencer                 3                          65

2006     Eric Winston                       3                          66

2003     Seth Wand                         3                          75

2002     Chester Pitts                      2                          50

 

QUARTERBACKS (6)

Year     Player                           Round               Overall

2011     T.J. Yates                          5                         152

2008     Alex Brink                          7                         223

2004     B.J. Symons                      7                         248

2004     Drew Henson                      6                         192

2003     Dave Ragone                     3                          88

2002     David Carr                          1                            1

 

RUNNING BACKS (6)

Year     Player                           Round               Overall

2010     Ben Tate                            2                          33

2008     Steve Slaton                      3                          89

2006     Wali Lundy                         6                         170

2005     Vernand Morency               3                          73

2003     Domanick Williams             4                         101

2002     Jonathan Wells                   4                          99

 

TIGHT ENDS (5)

Year     Player                           Round               Overall

2010     Garrett Graham                   4                         118

2009     Anthony Hill                        4                         122

2009     James Casey                     5                         152

2006     Owen Daniels                     4                          98

2003     Bennie Joppru                    2                          41

 

CENTERS/LONG SNAPPERS (4)

Year     Player                           Round               Overall

2012     Ben Jones                          4                          99

2009     Antoine Caldwell                 3                          77

2005     Drew Hodgdon                   5                         151

2003     Chance Pearce                   7                         233

 

GUARDS (4)

Year     Player                           Round               Overall

2012     Brandon Brooks                 3                          76

2010     Shelley Smith                     6                         187

2007     Kasey Studdard                 6                         183

2002     Fred Weary                        3                          66

 

DEFENSIVE ENDS (4)

Year     Player                           Round               Overall

2012     Jared Crick                         4                         126

2011     J.J. Watt                            1                          11

2009     Connor Barwin                    2                          46

2006     Mario Williams                    1                            1

FULLBACKS (1)

Year     Player                           Round               Overall

2002     Jarrod Baxter                     5                         136

 

KICKERS/PUNTERS (1)

Year     Player                           Round               Overall

2012     Randy Bullock                    5                         161

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