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

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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).