Texans Trade Up, Acquire Pick No. 83 From Eagles

The Texans have acquired the No. 83 pick from the Eagles, tweets Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com. Houston will give up a fourth-round (101) and fifth-round pick (141) to Philadelphia for No. 83, according to Adam Caplan of ESPN (via Twitter). Notably, this is the first pick that has been traded three separate times — it had previously been owned by both the Steelers and the Browns.

Houston used the pick to select Notre Dame defensive tackle Louis Nix, per Caplan on Twitter. The selection ends a draft day slide for Nix, who was projected as a first-round pick. The Texans, under new defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel, will play a more standard type of 3-4 defense (rather than what they utilized under Wade Phillips in 2013) that requires a mammoth, space-filling nose tackle, a role that Nix played in Notre Dame’s 3-4.

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