2014 Houston Texans Draft Prospects: Las Vegas Bowl

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Sep 21, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Southern California Trojans linebacker Morgan Breslin (91) against the Utah State Aggies at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. USC defeated Utah State 17-14. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Though Marqise Lee, the standout wide receiver of the Trojans, is their best player entering the draft, I want to spotlight Morgan Breslin, a senior outside linebacker who is projected to go in the third round.

Even though he might not be playing in the game due to a regular season-ending hip injury (which he had surgery on), Breslin is worth keeping an eye on this offseason.

Breslin (6-1, 250) is ranked as the 10th best OLB in the draft and the 109th overall rated prospect, as he has been timed with a 4.67 40-yard dash.

He was the top pass rusher for the Trojans before his season-ending injury in November.

On his CBS Draft page, it says:

“The 6-2, 250-pound senior led the Trojans in tackles for loss with 19.5 and sacks with 13.5 in 2012 but has been sidelined for much of this season. He missed the opener against Hawaii due to a foot injury and also missed the Arizona game, before returning to play some against Notre Dame.”

I know he’s injury-prone this season, but being a third-round draft choice, the Texans could take the risk on him in this round. We all know the Texans need to improve their pass rush, and a player like Breslin could be the player the Texans need to achieve that.

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