Originally Posted by aj.
Yes, I'm sure.
Going into the draft, the Texans had three 3rd round selections (#67, #83, and #88).
In the 2nd round of the 2003 draft, the Texans traded their 36th overall and a 4th rounder to New England in exchange for New England's 2nd rounder (41st overall - the Joppru pick) and NE's 3rd rounder (75th overall). In other words, the Texans moved down five spots in the 2nd round to select Joppru and pick up another 3rd rounder. The Pats selected Eugene Wilson with the 36th they acquired from the Texans. He is now their starting FS.
So after the trade with NE, the Texans had four 3rd round selections [67, 75 (from NE), 83, and 88].
They used #67 to take Peek, #75 to take Wand and #88 to take Ragone.
As I said before, in the third round the Texans traded pick #83 along with a 7th rounder to Oakland for the Raiders' 2004 2nd round pick. That 2nd rounder was ultimately used to select Hollings.
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I thank you for that very "detailed" report on the Texans 2003 draft. But here is what you are missing......Regardless of the trades which were made, RB Tony Holling WAS
selected with a second (2nd) round draft selection! In an earlier post you said
he was a third (3rd) rounder.....and as you have now made clear for other readers......he was not!