Texans Grab Linebacker in 4th Round

HOUSTON (April 27, 2013) -- The Houston Texans have selected Connecticut outside linebacker Trevardo Williams in the fourth round of the NFL draft.

Williams was the 124th overall pick of the draft.

He had 42 tackles, including 13.5 for loss and 11.5 sacks in his senior season for Connecticut, following his junior season when he had 12.5 sacks, which was good for fifth in the country.

The Texans selected Clemson wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins with the 27th overall pick on Thursday.

Houston picked South Carolina safety D.J. Swearinger in the second round Friday and North Carolina offensive tackle Brennan Williams and LSU defensive end Sam Montgomery in the third round.

The Texans then selected San Jose State offensive tackle David Quessenberry in the sixth round of the NFL draft.

Quessenberry, who started at left tackle for San Jose State, was the 176th overall selection Saturday.

Houston traded with Oakland to get the 176th pick, sending the 184th pick and the Texans' seventh round selected, the 233rd pick, to the Raiders. Houston traded back earlier in the day, sending the 160th overall pick to the St. Louis Rams for the 184th and 198th picks.

Houston began the day selecting Connecticut outside linebacker Trevardo Williams in the fourth round with the 124th pick.

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