Texans draft WR Strong in third round

Updated Mar. 4, 2020 1:57 p.m. ET

HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Texans have selected Arizona State receiver Jaelen Strong with the 70th overall pick.

The Texans traded the 18th pick in the third round with the New York Jets to get the sixth pick in the third round on Friday. Additional details of the trade weren't immediately available. They had a need at receiver after releasing seven-time Pro Bowler Andre Johnson in the offseason.

He'll join an offense with receiver DeAndre Hopkins and that has quarterbacks Ryan Mallett and Brian Hoyer competing for the starting job.

It's Houston's first pick on offense this season after they selected Wake Forest cornerback Kevin Johnson in the first round and linebacker Bernardrick McKinney in the second.

Strong had 82 receptions for 1,165 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior last season.