March 22, 2018

The 2014 Texans UDFAs: A Closer Look (Part 3)

 Part Three 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.


 Terrance Lloyd, 6-3, 245 lbs. Outside Linebacker, Baylor

Four year starter for the Bears and honorable mention All-Big 12 in 2012. Starting 43 of 45 games for the Bears, Lloyd started 39 straight the past three seasons where he was part of the teams first Big 12 Championship and BCS Bowl Berth. For his career he had 114 total tackles with 20.5 TFLs with 10 quarterback sacks, he also added 21 quarterback hurries.


Anthony McClung, 5-11, 171 lbs. Wide Receiver , Cincinnati

McClung was a vital piece of the Bearcats offense in 2013 where he appeared in 12 games and had 939 yards receiving on 72 receptions with 5 touchdowns. For his 2013 season McClung was named All-AAC second team wide receiver. In 47 games for Cincinnati he had 177 career receptions for 2,378 yards with 15 touchdowns.

Cory Henry, 6-3, 266 lbs. Defensive End, Florida Atlantic

Henry ended his career at FAU as the schools all time sack leader and was named Conference USA 1st team. In 2013, Henry appeared in 12 games and had 27 total tackles with 7.5 sacks with 9 TFLS for the Owls. Appearing in over 46 games in four seasons, Henry was a standout defensive end known for his speed off the edge and he looks like he will be asked to transition of outside linebacker.


Nathan Slaughter, 5-9, 184 lbs. Wide Receiver, West Texas A&M

His size is not that big of concern especially with the physical tools he brings to the table. Slaughter has the ability to play out of the slot and return kicks making him an intriguing prospect for the Texans. At his pro day Slaughter ran a 4.34 40-yard dash and add that to a senior season where he had 41 receptions for 415 yards and three touchdowns he made him self a priority free agent. Slaugher also return three kickoffs for touchdowns averaging 41.6 yards a return.

Lacoltan Bester, 6-0, 205 lbs. Wide Receiver, Oklahoma

Bester turned it on in the last game of his Sooner career in the Sugar Bowl against Alabama where he set career highs with 6 catches for 105 yards and a touchdown. Starting 7 games in 2013, Bester had 27 receptions for 392 yards and 2 touchdowns. Bester also had played special teams for the Sooners before becoming a portion of the offense in 2013.

Kjelby Oiland, 6-3, 304 lbs. Center, Montana

Originally started his college career at UNLV where he played defensive tackle and arrived to Montana is 2011. Oiland started a left guard in 2011 before moving to center in 2013 and he also did work as the team’s snapper on field goals.


Ian Thompson, 6-4, 248 lbs. Tight End, Lousiana-Lafayette

Only 10 receptions in 13 games, Thompson has the ability to play the inline tight end position or the H-Back role. Thompson split time as a tight for the Cajuns.


Nick Addison, 6-2, 180 lbs. Safety , Bethune-Cookman

In three years for Bethune-Cookman he has a team best 9 interceptions which led to five All-AMerican honors following the season. In 2013, Addison had 64 total tackles with a team leading 5 interceptions. In his career he has 139 total tackles while starting 25 straight games. Addison left his junior season after the NFL Draft Advisory Board game him a 6th-7th round grade.

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