HOUSTON -- The pick: Xavier Su'a-Filo, OG, UCLA
My take: The Texans selected Su'a-Filo 33rd overall after taking Jadeveon Clowney first overall. Houston's need at quarterback is clear, but they needed a guard as well after declining to re-sign Wade Smith. Smith was the Texans' starting left guard for several seasons before leaving. The Texans' offensive line is going through a transition phase at certain positions, while left tackle (Duane Brown), center (Chris Myers) and right guard (Brandon Brooks) are set.
Good value: Su'a-Filo is big and athletic, and some thought he would go in the first round. The Texans got the highest-rated guard in the draft and one who can play tackle in a pinch, having played both guard and tackle in college.
What’s next: The Texans still need a quarterback. Coach Bill O'Brien said earlier Friday he was comfortable getting one at any point in the draft. They have four to six remaining on their board.