By KRISTIE RIEKEN
AP Sports Writer
HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Texans have taken Wake Forest cornerback Kevin Johnson with the 16th overall pick in the NFL draft.
Johnson had 43 tackles, including 3 ½ for losses, defended 15 passes and had three interceptions as a senior last season. The 6-foot Johnson joins a secondary that features cornerbacks Kareem Jackson and Johnathan Joseph.
The Texans have gone heavy on defense in recent years, selecting a defensive player in the first round in six of the last seven seasons, including selecting Jadeveon Clowney first overall last year. They did it again Thursday night.
Johnson was voted second team All-ACC by coaches last season to wrap up a career where he broke up 35 passes, which were the fourth-most in school history.
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