Houston Texans

Houston Texans Draft Perspective


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Front Office: Decision Makers



* = who really pulls the trigger on draft day

Instant Draft Grades (Most Recent Class)                     


  • 1.15: LB Brian Cushing: Texans had a hole at Sam LB position, Cushing solves that problem. Grade: B+.
  • 2.46: DE Connor Barwin: Gifted athlete is a project but has rare upside as a pass rusher. Grade: B.
  • 3.77: OL Antoine Caldwell: Rugged interior lineman has starter potential, no surprise Alex Gibbs picked him. Grade: B+.
  • 4.122: DB Glover Quin: Houston needs depth at S and Quin is an athlete with potential. Grade: C+.
  • 4.122: TE Anthony Hill: Mostly regarded as a run blocker. Steve Slaton will love this pick. Grade: B-.
  • 5.152: TE James Casey: Former minor league pitcher could play fullback and H-Back for Texans. Grade: B.
  • 6.118: DB Brice McCain: Not real big, but excellent speed gives a chance to stick. Grade: C+.
  • 7.223: DB Troy Nolan: Underrated and heady ball-hawk at Arizona State. Grade: C+ .


Undrafted Free Agents


OC Brett Helms, Louisiana State

WR Michael Jones, Arizona State (N.Y. Yankees prospect)

DT Jake Visser, Ferris State

LB Toddrick Verdell, Florida State

OL Brandon Walker, Oklahoma

DT Josh Leonard, Hawaii

OT Jason Watkins, Florida

RB Arian Foster, Tennessee

DE Tim Jamison, Michigan

RB Jeremiah Johnson, Oregon


UDFA Try-outs and Contracts as of 1st Mini Camp

$ = Opening day roster

Practice Squad


This section will be updated after 53-man rosters are set in the fall.




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