March 21, 2018

Texans Draft: Sam Montgomery

With the 95th pick

Sam Montgomery

Sam Montgomery

The Houston Texans selected defensive end Sam Montgomery from Louisiana State University. Montgomery looks like he will be playing outside linebacker for the Texans moving forward, which will add some much-needed depth for Brooks Reed and Whitney Mercilus.

Montgomery was questioned coming out of the combine about his play on the field and was taken off many NFL draft boards for this. He has short area quickness that can be utilized in pass rush situations and has some toughness that was learned by playing in the SEC.


Pick Analysis: This is a risky pick but provides some good depth to help the outside linebacker for the Texans. Montgomery’s pick comes from the Mario Williams compensation pick and he is considered a second round talent. Expect a learning curve for Montgomery at outside linebacker, but this could be a great pick down the road.


Tale of the Tape

Height: 6-5

Weight: 260 lbs.

40 yard dash: b

Hometown: Greenwood, South Carolina

Key Stats: 9 sacks in 2011 and 8 sacks in 2012


2012 Ted Hendricks Award Finalist
2012 Second Team All-American (Walter Camp, Sports Illustrated)
2012 Third Team All-American (AP,
2012 All-SEC First Team (Coaches,,
2012 All-SEC Second Team (AP)
2012 SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week (vs. South Carolina)
2012 SEC Defensive Player of the Week (at Auburn)
2012 SEC Co-Defensive Lineman of the Week (vs. Washington)
2011 Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Finalist 
2011 First-Team All-American (FWAA,
2011 Second-Team All-American (
2011 Third-Team All-American (AP,
2011 First-Team All-Southeastern Conference (AP, Coaches)
2011 SEC Co-Defensive Lineman of the Week (Alabama)
2011 SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week (vs. Kentucky)
2010 Freshman All-SEC (Coaches)


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