Draft season is in full swing, and the anticipation over the Houston Texans' 2013 draft class is building.
It took long enough, but the team and fans received some good news: The compensatory picks are in.
The organization has been awarded two extra picks—a third- and sixth-rounder—in the upcoming draft due to free-agent losses during the 2012 offseason.
It couldn't come at a better time after losing key players Connor Barwin, Glover Quin and James Casey in free agency. With the extra picks, there's less urgency to reach on prospects in the draft just for the sake of filling those vacated spots.
Now, the Texans can sit back and take the best player available—a philosophy they seem to already subscribe too. They certainly must address their need areas and should be able to do so and more with the nine selections in tow.
Continue reading on to find out who the Texans could pick in each round of the upcoming draft.