March 22, 2018

The 2014 Texans UDFAs: A Closer Look (Part 2)

Part Two of the UDFAs Series 


Rookie mini camp is arriving at the end of the week through the week and the Houston Texans will have over 30 rookies, drafted and free agents, looking to make a difference on the new season. The Texans have been kind to undrafted free agents with the likes of Tim Jamison, Arian Foster, Justin Tuggle, Dennis Johnson and A.J. Bouye who all arrived in Houston the hard way.

The Texans are rolling out a new group of rookie free agents who will certainly create more stories before the season kicks off.

Undrafted free agents are signed at the NFL minimum salary. However, teams are allotted $80,362 dollars to use as a signing bonus to attract the best free agents.


Chris McAllister, 6-3, 255 lbs. Defensive End/Outside Linebacker, Baylor

A four-year letterman for the Bears, he was a 1st team 2013 All-Big 12 selection and the 2012 Holiday Defensive Bowl MVP. McAllister finished his career tied as the all-time sack leader at Baylor. He started 28 of 52 career games and totaled 137 tackles, 15 career sacks and 25.5 TFLs. McAllister was part of the senior class that played in four straight bowls games, the first time in school history.


Leon Minto, 6-1, 324 lbs. Defensive End , Johnson C. Smith

The Senior from Johnson C. Smith had a productive 2013 season where he had 35 total tackles with 4.5 sacks. At his pro day, Minto was invited to N.C. State’s pro day where he benched 225 lbs. 34 reps and ran a 5.15 40-yard dash.


Matt Feiler, 6-6 and 330 lbs, Offensive Tackle, Bloomsburg

Orginally brought to Bloomsburg as an offensive guard, Fieler made the change to offensive tackle in 2012. The All-American helped Division II Huskies to post 3,762 rushing yards in 2013, which lead to Fieler being selected to the East-West Shrine Game. With an invite to the NFL Combine, Feiler put himself on NFL team radars with 36 reps on the bench press test.


Stan Grosz, 6-4, 295 lbs. Defensive Tackle, Cal Poly

The Big Sky Conference Co-Defenisve Player of the Year in 2013 when he had 70 total tackles with 8.5 sacks. He was a team captain for two years while starting three seasons for the Mustangs. According to Grosz, the Texans were calling repeatedly towards the end of the draft in the 7th round, but was soon offered a free agent deal quickly after the draft finished.


Chris Young, 6-0, 240 lbs. Inside Linebacker, Arizona State

Since 2012, Young started at 27 games for the Sun Devils and was named send team All-Pac 12 after racking up 112 total tackles, 17.5 TFLs and 7.5 sacks. In two seasons in the middle of ASU’s defense he had over 200 total tackles, but he will have to overcome his limited speed where he is in the 4.8 range in the 40 yard dash.


Jason Ankrah, 6-4, 265 lbs. Outside Linebacker, Nebraska

The Cornhusker captain he has been part of the defense for the past four seasons playing in 49 games with 31 career starts. He finished the 2013 season with 36 tackles, four sacks and 1 interception which led him to be selected honorable mention All-Big 10.


Kevin Forsch, 6-3, 307 lbs., Offensive Lineman, Houston

The ability to play center or guard, Forsch started 13 games at right guard for the Cougars. In 984 snaps, Forsch totaled 35 knockdown blocks his senior season. He was on the 2012-2013 Conference USA Commissioner’ Honor Roll and was Honorable Mention All-Conference USA in 2011.


Chris Coyle, 6-2, 243 lbs. Tight End, Arizona State

Coyle finished 3rd all time on ASU’s tight end receiving list with 92 career catches and has nine career touchdowns in his 4 seasons. Playing in 40 career games and starting 26 straight, the totaled 1,192 receiving yards. In 2013 Coyle was first team All-Pac-12 when he had 29 receptions for 423 yards and four touchdowns. Coyle played in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl prior to the season.


Marcus Williams, 5-11, 196 lbs. Cornerback, North Dakota State

A consensus All-American, Williams was selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game and set a Bison school record with 21 career interceptions. He returned 7 for touchdowns which is a FCS record and throw in his ability to return kicks. During his time at NDSU he registered at least one pass defended in 41 games at cornerback. Defensive Coordinator Romeo Crennel was his coach at the East-West Shrine Game.

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