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2015 NFL Mock Draft: Todd McShay Mocks USC WR Nelson Agholor To Texans

He may not be the biggest, fastest, or strongest wideout in this year's impressive group, but Nelson Agholor is one of the surest bets to be a productive NFL player out of the entire class. However, is he worth the 16th overall pick? Todd McShay seems to think so.

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Todd McShay’s latest mock draft is out, and this one sees a brand new name enter the picture at 16th overall for the Houston Texans.

16 – Houston Texans: Nelson Agholor, WR, USC

Analysis: Danny Shelton would be intriguing as a nose tackle in Romeo Crennel’s defense, but the Texans drafted Louis Nix III last year and just signed Vince Wilfork, so it’s not a huge position of need. They need to add a weapon opposite DeAndre Hopkins following Andre Johnson's departure (they also signed Cecil Shorts this offseason), and Agholor is a versatile receiver who does a good job of creating separation as a route runner. This is a bit rich for my liking, but I'm hearing a lot of buzz about Agholor. I also think the Texans could be a team that moves back into the first round and winds up getting a better value package with an additional pick and a second-tier WR later in the first round.

Agholor certainly fills a need, but is he worth that high of a pick? I’m not so sure about that. If the former Trojan does end up in Battle Red next season, however, it likely means that the Texans were able to find a trade partner later in the first round that was willing to part with an extra pick or two to move up. I will say this – there are certainly worse things you can do with a mid-first round pick than spending it on a dependable, pro-ready slot receiver (looking at you, Shane Ray).