Take 2: Texans acquire No. 3 pick, select DE Will Anderson Jr.

Three picks into the 2023 NFL Draft, the Houston Texans had already overhauled their roster.The Texans selected Alabama edge rusher Will Anderson Jr. with the third pick in the draft on Thursday, giving the Crimson Tide two players among the top three picks.Houston acquired the No. 3 pick from the Arizona Cardinals moments after selecting Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud with the second pick, becoming the third team in the common draft era (since 1967) to have two picks in the top three.”It means they see how special I am,” Anderson said on the stage Thursday of what it means that the Texans moved up to draft him. “You won’t regret it.”The Texans acquired the No. 3 pick and a fourth-rounder (No. 105 overall) from Arizona in exchange for Nos. 12 and 33, plus a first-rounder and third-rounder in 2024.The last draft-day trade of a top-five pick was at No. 2 overall. In 2017, the Chicago Bears moved up one spot in a deal with the San Francisco 49ers to select North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.The 49ers received the third, 67th and 111 picks in the 2017 draft and what became the 70th pick in the 2018 draft. Trubisky led the Bears to one playoff appearance but has been on three NFL teams with a one-year stop in Buffalo. He’ll be a backup for the Steelers in 2023.New Orleans acquired the 67th pick in 2017 from the 49ers and selected Tennessee running back Alvin Kamara.