March 20, 2018

2014 Rookie Mini-Camp Primer

The Houston Texans for the second year in a row will be holding a mini camp for their rookies coming into the NFL. Head Coach Bill O’Brien will be able to work with his rookies who arrived to Houston on Wednesday in the classroom and on the field.

The Texans have been working and have already signed five from their rookie class (Tom Savage, Alfred Blue, Lonnie Ballentine, Jay Prosch and Andre Hal) heading into camp and there is some more important work to get handled before the camp ends on Sunday.

There will be high expectations for players like Jadeveon Clowney, Louis Nix III, C.J. Feidorowicz and Jay Prosch to pick up as much as they can before OTAs starts in two weeks. All four will be pushing for starting spots in week one and having them retain as much information this camp is important.

Quarterback Tom Savage will also be under a microscope when he arrives especially with the expectations that the Texans were going to take a quarterback early in the draft. Savage has all the ability you want in a quarterback, but only really playing two years of college football has really put question marks on what he really is as a player. O’Brien has seen plenty to like about Savage and quarterback coach George Godsey will have his opportunity to start molding the new quarterback.

Also joining the drafted rookies is a group of undrafted rookies that will be pushing for a spot on the 53 man roster or one of the practice squad spots when the season kicks off. Their journey starts tomorrow and expected are a handful of tryout players to try and earn a contract to be with the Texans when OTAs arrives.

Here are five of the rookie free agents coming to camp we will be keeping an eye on.


Austin Brown, DT, Miami (Ohio) 

High motor and can move for his 290 lbs. weight. If he can show what he did in college, Brown has a real chance to push for one of the 5 technique positions on the defensive line.


Chris Boswell, K, Rice University

Boswell is being brought in to compete with current kicker Randy Bullock. Boswell was one of the best long distance kickers in college football last season and at this point may the best man win.


Marcus Williams, North Dakota State

Marcus Williams, North Dakota State

Marcus Williams, CB, North Dakota State

Williams played at the best spots for Division II football and he put up the numbers to back it up. 21 career interceptions with 7 being returned for touchdowns and he had 41 games with at least one pass defended.


Max Bullough, ILB, Michigan State

Considered a 4th-5th round prospect, Bullough had red flags that pushed him to a priority free agent. A two down thumper Bullough could find his way on this team with a thin inside linebacker group.


Anthony McClung, WR, Cincinnati 

A 6-0 177 lbs. wide receiver, McClung is  durable target who plays fast on the field and produced solid numbers for three seasons straight for the Bearcats.


You can see all the undrafted players coming to camp with Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3


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