Texans wanted to avoid sticky situation
The Texans' decision to take Mario Williams over Reggie Bush had little to do with talent and a lot to do with signability, writes Jeremy Green.
Reggie Bush, the consensus No. 1 pick throughout the draft process, fell to the Saints at No. 2. Matt Leinart, considered a good bet for the Jets or Titans, ended up in Arizona at No. 10. Then there's LenDale White and Winston Justice, potential top-10 picks who slid out of the first round entirely.
Here are some thoughts on what transpired in Round 1.
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