The Houston Texans closing in on the NFL Draft are bringing in potential draft picks for some workouts. The news on players who are coming to visit Reliant is slowly trickling in and we will update the players who will be visiting leading up to the Draft in April.
Majority of the players look like they could be late round draft picks or undrafted free agents invited to camp, and these guys are players who should not be overlooked. The Texans have done a good job on finding talent outside of the draft when it comes to undrafted players.
Kelcie McCray, Arkansas State, Strong Safety, 6’2″ 202 lbs.
Another Arkansas State player, the Texans drafted Derek Newton in 2011 from the same school, McCray was a NFL Combine participant. He ran a 4.54 40-yard dash to open scouts eyes, and for his size McCray possesses the frame for the next level. 1st team all Sun-Belt selection, McCray started every game for the Red Wolves since his sophomore season. (Source: Joe Everett, Rookie Draft.com)
Tavon Wilson, Illinois, Cornerback, 5’1″ 206 lbs.
Named the Illini’s outstanding defensive back for the 2010 season, and was named honorable mention All-Big Ten his junior and senior seasons. Wilson has played both cornerback and safety at the college level, and proved to be a tackling machine from the secondary. He finished his senior season with 81 total tackles, and it proved to be his best season of his college career. (Source: Aaron Wilson, Scout.com)
Kendall Wright, Baylor, Wide Receiver, 5’10″ 196 lbs.
Word from Baylor Pro day is that the Houston Texans brass was spending majority of their time talking to Wright by himself in Waco. Head Coach Gary Kubiak has made it known that he likes Wright as a playmaker. Wright did not light it up during the combine, but he did make up for it with a solid Pro Day. He has not been scheduled for a visit. (Source: Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com)
E.J. Nduka, Sam Houston State, Outside Linebacker, 6’4″ 240 lbs.
According to NFL Draft Bible, Nduka was taken aside by the Texans at his pro day. He did not light up the state sheet at Sam Houston State, but seems like raw ability might be what the Texans like. (Source: NFL Draft Bible)
Mario Louis, Wide Receiver, Grambling State, 6’0″, 190 lbs.
His Senior season for Grambling he had 51 catches for 1,129 yards and 18 touchdowns. This past season was his breakout season, his Junior year, Louis had 16 receptions for 284 yards and only one touchdown. (Source: Joe Everett, Rookie Draft.com)
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