The Houston Texans will have former quarterbacks coach Gary Kubiak as their head coach. The Texans hope Kubiak can extract all of David Carr’s potential. This appears to be a few years off though. Houston passed on Reggie Bush with the first pick in the 2006 NFL Draft and took defensive end Mario Williams from North Carolina State instead. We will see if they did the right thing in a few years.
By drafting Mario Williams in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft, the Texans decided to commit to stopping teams on defense. Williams will easily be Houston’s best defensive end. Jason Babin and Antwan Peek will move from line backers to defensive ends, which both played in college. The Texans will be better on defense under coordinator Richard Smith.
Head Coach: Gary Kubiak
Offensive Coordinator: Troy Calhoun
Defensive Coordinator: Richard Smith
Division: AFC South
2005 Record: 2 -14
Field: Reliant Stadium
2006 Houston Texans Draft Picks:
Round 1 – Mario Williams – Defensive End – North Carolina State
Round 2 – DeMeco Ryans – Outside Line Backer – Alabama
Round 3 – Charles Spencer – Offensive Tackle – Pittsburgh
Round 3 – Eric Winston – Offensive Tackle – Miami (FL)
Round 4 – Owen Daniels – Tight End – Wisconsin
Round 6 – Wali Lundy – Running Back – Virginia
Round 7 – David Anderson – Wide Receiver – Colorado State