2014 Houston Texans Draft Prospects: New Mexico Bowl

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Nov 16, 2013; Tucson, AZ, USA; Washington State Cougars safety Deone Bucannon (20) walks on the field in between plays during the second quarter against the Arizona Wildcats at Arizona Stadium. The Cougars beat the Wildcats 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

As for Washington State, strong safety Deone Bucannon is the No. 1 ranked SS on the Board. The 6-1, 215-pound senior is projected to be drafted in the second round, as he’s the 56th overall ranked prospect.

He’s been timed in the 40-yard dash at 4.57.

Bucannon was named a Walter Camp second-team All-American, and he’s the active leader in solo tackles in the NCAA and tied for second in interceptions for a career. Not to forget, he has 379 total tackles for his career.

Kiper wrote about Bucannon:

“A riser on my board, he’s a willing hitter and takes great pursuit angles. Can get beat in coverage.”

The Texans proved this season they need a lot of help in their defensive backfield, and maybe a player like Bucannon could or would help a defense that was injury-prone and underachieving this season. All I know is something has to change.

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