April 24, 2014

Jakar Hamilton Scheduled to Meet With Texans


South Carolina St. safety Jakar Hamilton visiting Redskins today, has visited Packers, Cowboys, Jets, Chargers: profootball.scout.com/a.z?s=127&p=9&… — Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) April 9, 2013   According to Aaron Wilson from Scout.com the Houston Texans have an upcoming workout with South Carolina State’s safety, Jakar Hamilton. Hamilton played safety for the Bulldogs and was a transfer from Georgia in 2011 claiming he needed a “fresh start”. At South Carolina State, Hamilton returned kicks and played in nine games in 2012 with his stand out game versus the Texas A&M Aggies. He had 7 total tackles with 1.5 TFLs versus the Aggies in the…

Only Two Worth Trading Up For the Texans


Before the mass critics come out and say this will never happen, we tend to agree, but we are not discussing if the trade up for a prospect would happen. What we are looking at are the two players in our minds, one from offense and another from defense, who are worth trading up for the Houston Texans. Both these players, whichever could be traded up for, could give the Texans a cure for some ailments on their current roster and set them up for some bigger years down the road. Trading up can be dangerous, but it could be worth the…

Tyrann Mathieu Has Visit Set Up with Texans


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


 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….