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Texans draft picks 2023: All of Houston’s selections, NFL draft results, team order

Mike Florio and Chris Simms examine how the Texans traded with the Cardinals for back-to-back picks in the top three to select Will Anderson Jr., as well as dissect what Arizona received in exchange.

For the fourth straight season, the Houston Texans will begin the year with a new head coach. After going 3-13-1 last season, Lovie Smith was fired and replaced by DeMeco Ryans, who is in his first head coaching job in the NFL. Ryans, who was a two-time Pro Bowl linebacker with the Texans during his playing career, has spent the previous two seasons as the defensive coordinator of the 49ers.

Houston looked poised to have the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft but won two of their final three games last season, including a win over Indianapolis in Week 18. That win moved the Texans (3-13-1) just above the Bears (3-14), leaving Houston with the second overall pick.

The Texans have 12 picks in this year’s draft, including two in the top-12 overall. Houston’s own pick is second overall, while they also have the Browns first round pick (12th overall) from the Deshaun Watson trade. Quarterback is the biggest question with Houston, which is still looking to find Watson’s replacement. Davis Mills, who the Texans drafted in the third round in 2021, has just five wins in 26 starts over his first two seasons in the league.

Click here for the entire 2023 NFL Draft order and keep reading to see who the Texans will take in the 2023 NFL Draft. Coverage of the latest news and updates from around the NFL is available all year round from Pro Football Talk on Peacock and the NFL on NBC YouTube Channel.

Houston Texans 2023 NFL Draft picks:

Round 1: No. 2 - C.J. Stroud, QB, Ohio State

Round 1: No. 3 (from ARI) - Will Anderson Jr., LB, Alabama

Round 2: No. 62 (from PHI) - Juice Scruggs, G, Penn State

Round 3: No. 69. (from LAR) – Tank Dell, WR, Houston

Round 4: No. 109 (from LV) - Dylan Horton, DE, TCU

Round 5: No. 167 (from LAR) - Henry To’Oto’o, LB, Alabama

Round 6: No. 201 (from MIN) - Jarrett Patterson, C, Notre Dame

Round 6: No. 205 (from BUF) - Xavier Hutchinson, WR, Iowa State

Round 7: No. 248 (from PHI) - Brandon Hill, DB, Pitt

Check out draft picks for other teams in the AFC South:

Jacksonville Jaguars 2023 draft picks

Tennessee Titans 2023 draft picks

Indianapolis Colts 2023 draft picks