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Was Houston’s Draft a Boomer? The War Room wraps things up by looking back at the Texans’ draft with scout Rob Rang. (April 24, 2002)

Day 2: Wells Kicks Off Day Two The War Room recaps day two of the Texans’ inaugural draft. (April 21, 2002)

Day 1: Taking Carr for a Ride The War Room recaps day one of the Texans’ inaugural draft. (April 20, 2002)

Draft Day Priorities The War Room tries to crawl into the head of GM Charley Casserly. (April 15, 2002)

Taking Carr for a Spin The War Room tries to ease the minds of those still wondering why the Texans are so in love with David Carr. (April 8, 2002)

Mock of Ages Yep, time for another mock draft — this one with a bit of a spin. (February 25, 2002)

Livin’ La Vida Mobile Matt Gambill of All-Pro Scouting Services, LLC gives his first-hand account of what went down last week at the Senior Bowl. (January 30, 2002)

Volunteering Info On Henderson David Climer of the The Tennessean fills in some of the blanks on Volunteer John Henderson. (January 14, 2002)

‘Canes Mutiny on Draft Day? Andrea Szulszteyn of the Florida Sun-Sentinel brings us up-to-date on the dozen or so potential Miami Hurricane prospects. (December 24, 2001)

Ryan’s Hope for Harrington Ryan White of the The Oregonian lends some insight into the life and times of Joey Harrington. (December 17, 2001)

Kalimba Edwards’ State Michael Smith of the The State in Columbia, SC, updates us on the progress Kalimba Edwards is making with his injury. (December 10, 2001)

Beeing David Carr Marek Warszawski of the Fresno Bee weighs in on the nation’s best senior quarterback, David Carr. (December 3, 2001)

The Journal on Peppers Bill Cole of the Winston-Salem Journal graciously answers questions about top prospect Julius Peppers. (November 19, 2001)

Mock It To Me The War Room goes mock-raving mad with its first of many planned mock drafts. (November 12, 2001)

Freeney Comes Up Big The War Room introduces you to the best pass rusher in college football. (October 29, 2001)

Simms Beginning to Pay Dividends The War Room charts Chris Simms’ apparent progress. (October 22, 2001)

DeShaun is Shining The War Room recounts DeShaun Foster’s huge day Saturday against Washington. (October 15, 2001)

Joey Heisman The War Room reports on the emergence of Oregon’s Joey Harrington. (October 8, 2001)

Gross Oversight? As the numbers pile up, so do Rex Grossman’s Heisman odds. But what about the Texans’ interest level? The War Room takes a look. (October 1, 2001)

To QB Or Not To QB Keith cautions getting too excited about out-of-nowhere phenoms like Fresno State’s David Carr. (September 24, 2001)

Cinderella Story A Cinderella Story, outta nowhere… The War Room profiles SI cover boy, David Carr. (September 10, 2001)

Drawing the Line Was Ladd Herzeg a visionary or Bud Adams’ lackey? A look back at how Herzeg rebuilt the Oilers. (August 27, 2001)

System Overload? The Florida Gators have a rich tradition of sending top wide receiver prospects to the NFL, but should the Texans take the bait? (June 28, 2001)

Running Full-Circle Earl Campbell worked out pretty well for the Oilers — might the Texans be so lucky in 2002? (May 21, 2001)

No Snap Decision Needed Do the Texans really have to draft a quarterback in 2002? The number of talented underclassmen that could be available in the coming years suggests possibly not. (April 23, 2001)

Home Return to Houston Pro Football Player Profiles

Here is a look at the Texans’ 2002 draft picks.

» David Carr
» Jabar Gaffney
» Chester Pitts
» Fred Weary
» Charles Hill
» Jonathan Wells
» Jarrod Baxter
» Ramon Walker
» Demarcus Faggins
» Howard Green
» Greg White
» Ahmad Miller

(click player for profile) Prospect Profiles

These were our top 40 prospects at each position entering the 2001 season. It’s interesting to note that of the 40 players profiled, 6 stayed in school, meaning 13 of the remaining 34 were first round picks (including 7 of the top 10) and one, Jabar Gaffney, actually wound up in Houston, although we, like everyone else, was out to lunch on David Carr.

» Ken Dorsey
» Joey Harrington
» Kurt Kittner
» Chris Simms
» Jason Thomas

» Damien Anderson
» Cedric Cobbs
» TJ Duckett
» DeShaun Foster
» Lee Suggs

» Antonio Bryant
» Kelly Campbell
» Andre Davis
» Jabar Gaffney
» Ron Johnson

» LeCharles Bentley
» Levi Jones
» Bryant McKinnie
» Terrence Metcalf
» Mike Pearson

» Wendell Bryant
» John Henderson
» William Joseph
» Julius Peppers
» Larry Tripplett

» Rocky Calmus
» Kalimba Edwards
» Levar Fisher
» Jashon Sykes
» Robert Thomas

» Keyuo Craver
» Mike Echols
» Quentin Jammer
» Mike Rumph
» Lito Sheppard

» Kevin Curtis
» Chris Hope
» Pig Prather
» Ed Reed
» Roy Williams

(click player for profile)