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).