News: Coach Gary Kubiak said after the last of three rookie minicamp practices that new linebacker Trevardo Williams "was exactly what we thought," according to the official team website. "Tremendous speed. He can really run."
Analysis: It looks like Williams could have a chance to play this season. He should be in the pass rush mix for the Texans after racking up 11.5 sacks last season for the Huskies. He's explosive, quick and flexible but is undersized and doesn't have much experience in coverage. He remains a late pick in dynasty/keeper leagues and rookie-only drafts.
News: Notable players drafted by the Texans include LSU pass rusher Sam Montgomery, Connecticut linebacker Trevardo Williams, Jacksonville State receiver Alan Bonner, Bowling Green defensive tackle Chris Jones and Connecticut tight end Ryan Griffin.
Analysis: Montgomery figures to be in the mix to contribute as a pass rusher as soon as this season, though his playing time will be minimal. He's got the size and strength but doesn't have the burst off the snap or the technique to be a complete player. Williams should also be in the pass rush mix for the Texans, especially after racking up 11.5 sacks last season for the Huskies. He's explosive, quick and flexible but is undersized and doesn't have much experience in coverage. Bonner is an undersized receiver who doesn't have blazing speed (4.50 in the 40-yard dash) but did have success returning kicks and punts in college. Jones has good size to work as a defensive lineman in the Texans' 3-4 scheme but doesn't have the experience other D-lineman prospects had. Griffin has good height but needs a little more bulk to fit into the tight end frame the Texans tend to like. Montgomery and Williams are both late picks in dynasty/keeper leagues and rookie-only drafts; the rest of the Texans rookies listed here aren't worth owning.