As assumed, the Houston Texans were able to get the draft choice they were looking for. Houston began in the 13th slot, but decided to trade down for a third round choice in the next draft. The owner’s saw this as a good deal and it paid of. The player that they were looking to get, defensive tackle Travis Johnson, was still undrafted at 16. The Texans traded picks with the New Orleans Saints.
“Clearly, when we got to 13, there was a group of players, and we would’ve been happy with any of them. We would’ve taken Travis Johnson at 13, but we were offered the chance to move back with an extra pick for next year—a third-round pick, which is a good pick—to move back three spots. We felt comfortable that Travis Johnson could be there, and other players could be there.”
- Charley Casserly