April 20, 2014

Tyrann Mathieu Has Visit Set Up with Texans

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MT @texantakeover: Tyrann Mathieu scheduled to meet with the #Texans per @bomarchionte — PDS.K (@PatDStat) March 26, 2013   Texans meeting today with free agent FB Greg Jones from Jaguars. Texans will also meet with CB Tyrann Mathieu, aka “Honey Badger.” — Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) March 26, 2013   As first reported by Bo Marchionte of College2Pro.com, the Houston Texans have a scheduled meeting and workout with former LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu. Mathieu was dismissed from the Tigers in August 2012 for multiple violations of team rules, however, and is now working through treatment for substance abuse in Houston while being…

Texans Compensatory Picks Revealed

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The Houston Texans were awarded the following compensatory picks for the upcoming 2013 NFL Draft in April.   Texans received compensatory picks in the 3rd and 6th rounds of next month’s draft. They’ve had 5 n their history, all in 6th and 7th rounds — John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) March 19, 2013 These picks will go along with their seven picks, with one in each round including the 27th overall in the draft. This will give them a total of  nine picks in the draft and four in the top 100 picks of the draft. #Texans have 9 picks in ’13…

Texans Need to Reload the Defense

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The off-season is fast approaching. The draft board and the free agent targets are being set for the Houston Texans. It looks like the consensus feels that the Texans will be headed for offensive help especially with the wide receiver and offensive line. Only time will tell, but the offense seems to be the one side of the ball that needs fewer pieces to upgrade it. If you look at the Texans defense, it needs the most retooling heading into the 2013 season, especially with Connor Barwin, Brice McCain and Glover Quin looking like they will be headed to the open market. The…

Allen and Amerson Scheduled to Visit Texans

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Late last week news came out that the Houston Texans have private workouts scheduled for California Golden Bears Keenan Allen and N.C. State Wolfpack’s David Amerson.   I’m told that #NCST DB David Amerson – rated 29th overall on my board – has private workouts scheduled with the #Panthers & #Texans. — Chris Steuber (@ChrisSteuber) March 2, 2013   I’m told that #Cal WR Keenan Allen – rated 16th overall on my board – has private workouts scheduled with the #Eagles, #Panthers & #Texans. — Chris Steuber (@ChrisSteuber) March 2, 2013   Both Allen and Amerson are considered to be drafted in the top two…

SOTT Draft Profile : Alec Ogletree, Georgia

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Alec Ogletree has been one of the top inside linebackers throughout the draft process and, with that being a huge need for the Houston Texans, we decided to take a closer look at him. We talked to Tyler Dawgden, the Co-publisher of The Georgia Sports Blog, and asked him more about Ogletree.   Tale of the Tape Height: 6-2 Weight: 242 lbs. Arm Length: 33 1/2 inches Hands: 10 inches   How did Ogletree end up at Georgia? He and his twin brother Zander both signed to play for Georgia. Alec committed before his senior year and only took one official visit,…

SOTT Draft Profile : John Jenkins, Georgia

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John Jenkins is a player that Houston Texans fans have been wanting to arrive in Houston for some time, the all elusive nose tackle. Jenkins comes from Georgia where he manned the middle for the Bulldog defense and made his presence known. We talked to Tyler Dawgden, the Co-publisher of The Georgia Sports Blog, and asked him more about Jenkins.   Tale of the Tape Height: 6-4 Weight: 346 lbs. Arm Length: 34 inches Hands: 9 1/2 inches   How did Jenkins end up at Georgia? Big John came from Gulf Coast Community College to the Dawgs and weighed leaving for the…

SOTT Draft Profile : Bacarri Rambo, Georgia

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Bacarri Rambo, one of the best names in the 2013 NFL draft, is one of the better known safety prospects in this year’s NFL Draft. The safety from Georgia was a key piece of the Bulldogs’ secondary and very talented defense in 2013. We enlisted the help of Tyler Dawgden, the Co-publisher of The Georgia Sports Blog.   Tale of the Tape Height: 6-0 Weight: 211 lbs. Arm Length: 31 inches Hands: 9 1/4 inches   How did Rambo end up at Georgia? Bacarri committed in January of his junior year. He has been a Dawg fan his whole life and…

SOTT Draft Profile : Marcus Lattimore, University of South Carolina

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 After spending three years as a South Carolina Gamecock, junior RB Marcus Lattimore declared for the NFL draft in December of 2012. Lattimore is an interesting prospect for the NFL. He set a school rushing touchdown record and overall touchdown record for the Gamecocks early in the 2012 season (his THIRD season), he was the leading rusher with 662 yards and 11 touchdowns despite playing just nine games and has suffered some devastating injuries.  To get some insight on this intriguing draft participant, we ask a few questions of John Havard, The Gamecock Man, Editor of Garnet and Black Attack….

Bob McNair Showing the Texans’ Off-Season Plan

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More than usual, it looks like Houston Texans’ Owner Bob McNair has been making the rounds and making his voice heard. Mr. McNair does not talk often but when he does it usually has validity. Since the Texans’ season ended, he has been talking to numerous outlets and being put on record on what he feels the team should be looking for this off-season. There has been little change from his interviews and all say the same topic when it comes to personnel the team is looking for heading into the 2013 season. We looked at two interviews and one audio…

SOTT Draft Profile: Kevin Reddick

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An inside linebacker from the University of North Carolina, Kevin Reddick was the leader of the Tar Heels’ defense. We talked with Doc Kennedy of the Tar Heel Blog, a North Carolina Tar Heels community on SB Nation, about the senior. Tale of the Tape Height- 6’ 2” Weight- 246 pounds Class- Senior   Can you give some background info on him and a quick overview of his career? Reddick was a steal for UNC out of high school after choosing the Heels over Alabama, South Carolina, and Tennessee. He was a four-year starter at middle linebacker in Chapel Hill…