Texans wanted to avoid sticky situation

The first round of the draft is usually full of intrigue. This year was no exception, thanks largely to the many story lines surrounding USC's top prospects.

Reggie Bush, the consensus No. 1 pick throughout the draft process, fell to the Saints at No. 2. Matt Leinart, considered a good bet for the Jets or Titans, ended up in Arizona at No. 10. Then there's LenDale White and Winston Justice, potential top-10 picks who slid out of the first round entirely.

Here are some thoughts on what transpired in Round 1.