2014 Houston Texans Draft Prospects: Little Caesars Bowl

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Nov 16, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers defensive lineman Aaron Donald (97) rushes at the line of scrimmage against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Tar Heels won 34-27. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The two players listed for Pitt as potential draft choices are positions the Texans could be looking at to improve in defensive tackle Aaron Donald and wide receiver Devin Street.

Donald is projected as a second round draft choice, as the 6-0, 285 pound DT is the No. 4 player listed at the position and 48th overall ranked player in the draft according to the CBS Board.

The DT has been timed with a 4.96 40-yard dash and was a 2013 Walter Camp First-Team All-American.

It says on his draft bio page:

“He leads the nation in tackles for loss (2.2 per game), while ranking 10th in forced fumbles (tied, 0.33 per game) and 13th in sacks (tied, 0.83 per game). Perhaps his most impressive statistic this season: of his 54 total tackles, nearly half have been behind the line of scrimmage (26.5).”

Playing in the ACC, those are quality stats for a player, especially a defensive tackle. Donald could be a nice addition to a defensive line that could use a better pass rush.

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