Texas Trouble? Horrible History of No. 3 NFL Draft Picks

With needs all over the place, the Houston Texans could go any way with the third overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.

This year will mark just the second time the Texans have selected No. 3, and the precedent is promising as they selected seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Andre Johnson in 2003.

Andre Johnson

Andre Johnson

Andre Johnson

Andre Johnson

Andre Johnson

But apart from Johnson, has the third selection typically been a successful landing spot? Frankly, no.

2012 – Trent Richardson, RB, Cleveland Browns

Not a great way to start this list.

Barring an impressive rookie season in which he racked up just shy of 1,000 rushing yards, Richardson’s NFL career was a disappointment. After a year in Cleveland, the former Alabama star played another unremarkable 29 games for the Indianapolis Colts. He left the NFL after the 2014 season and is currently playing for Caudillos de Chihuahua of Fútbol Americano de México.

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