2015 Draft Selection – 1st Round

Houston Texans have selected Kevin Johnson, CB out of Wake Forest.  I won’t be pretend to be a draft analysis here.  From a salary cap perspective Johnson could be the replacement for Jonathan Joseph, who is in the last year of his contract.  Rick Smith has had the same thought every year that you cannot have enough Cornerbacks and Tackles.  The Texans now have a solid secondary with depth including A.J. Bouye, Andre Hal, Daryl Morris, Jumal Rolle, with starters Kareem Jackson and Jonathan Joseph.  In addition to Joseph being in the last year of his contract the team also has Darryl Morris and A.J. Bouye area slated to be restricted free agents after the 2015 season.  Drafting Johnson provides the team some flexibility when it comes to deciding on Morris & Bouye tender status.

Kevin Johnson is set to receive a 4 year contract worth $10.049 million with a $5.568 million signing bonus.  The contract should be almost completely guaranteed.  The year one cap charge should be in the neighborhood of $1.827 million.

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