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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, May 1, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

2015 NFL draft: Kevin Johnson understated pick for Houston Texans - NFL Nation - ESPN
The Houston Texans got richer at cornerback, now and in the future, by drafting Kevin Johnson in the first round of the NFL draft.

Texans select Wake Forest CB Kevin Johnson at #16
The Texans fortified their backfield Thursday night, selecting Wake Forest cornerback Kevin Johnson with the No. 16 overall draft pick.

2015 NFL draft: Houston Texans select CB Kevin Johnson at No. 16 - NFL Nation - ESPN
Rapid Reaction from the Houston Texans selecting cornerback Kevin Johnson with the No. 16 overall pick in the NFL draft.

2015 NFL draft: The Kevin Johnson file - Ultimate Texans
He’ll be asked to learn from veterans Johnathan Joseph (whom he’ll be groomed to replace) and the recently re-upped Kareem Jackson, a first-round pick himself in 2010.

Around the League

NFL Draft grades 2015: Results mixed but teams at the top score well - SBNation.com
Which teams aced the first round of the draft? The San Diego Chargers for picking running back Melvin Gordon are one.

Rise 'n Grind: Making sense of your new NFL Draft pick - SBNation.com
Everything you need to know about the first round and what's going to happen next.

2015 NFL mock draft: Predicting the 2nd round - SBNation.com
Did you team mess up its first-round pick? Don't worry, there's plenty of talent available on the second day of the draft.

2015 NFL Draft Results Tracker
Live updating picks and results for the 2015 NFL Draft, complete with commentary from SB Nation experts.

NFL Draft 2015: Best players available after 1st round - SBNation.com
Not surprisingly some of the draft's biggest character risks fell out of the first round.

Draft Town, Ditka's, and Drinking: Chicago gets ready for the NFL Draft - SBNation.com
We sent PFT Commenter to Chicago to report on how the city is preparing for the draft. Here's what he found out.

2015 NFL Draft: Todd Gurley might not be ready for training camp, but he's not worried - SBNation.com
The Georgia running back is focused on doing it right instead of doing it fast, even if that impacts his draft position.

2015 NFL Draft: How nerves and ego in the war room can ruin the best laid plans - SBNation.com
NFL war rooms crumble due to the same pitfalls ever year. The future of your favorite franchise will depend on how well a scant few people can keep their wits about them.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

2015 MLB Draft: TCB Mock Draft 1.0 - The Crawfish Boxes
The TCB draft team mocks the top five picks of the 2015 MLB Draft.

Rockets Breakdown: How the Rockets closed out the Mavs - The Dream Shake
James Harden and Dwight Howard lead the Rockets as they advance to the second round for the first time since 2009.

NFL Draft 2015: Texas DT Malcom Brown selected No. 32 by the New England Patriots - Burnt Orange Nation
The athletic defensive tackle became the fourth Longhorn drafted in the first round in the last seven years.

Breaking Down the Spring Football Game - Viva The Matadors
Breaking down the Spring Game in this week's installment of the Film Room

FOW Draft Profile- Chris Hackett - Frogs O' War
Chris Hackett has the knack for making plays, and most were hoping he'd be doing it in Fort Worth for another season. Instead we'll be keeping our fingers crossed for him to find a good spot in the draft.

Big 12 overreacting to Playoff snub by pushing for a conference championship - SBNation.com
The Big 12 wants a league title game because the Playoff committee punished it in 2014. But this conference more than any other should already know the risks.

Cedric Ogbuehi Selected in First Round of NFL Draft - Good Bull Hunting
This is the third straight year that the Aggies have had an offensive tackle drafted in the first round