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The First Pick In The 2006 NFL Draft -- Mario Williams

Williams and the Texans come to terms on a contract:

The Houston Texans have signed North Carolina State DE Mario Williams and plan to take him with the first overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft. Williams becomes the second Texans number one pick in team history.

Williams (6-6, 291) becomes the first North Carolina State player to be taken with the first pick in the NFL draft. QB Roman Gabriel was the top overall pick of the AFL draft and went second overall in the NFL draft in 1962.

Congratulations to Mario. This is pretty darn cool.

From the Houston Chronicle: contract guarantees $22 million.