Maryland has two players who could draw interest from the Texans in cornerback Dexter McDougle and outside linebacker Marcus Whitfield.
McDougle is projected to be selected in the seventh round, as he’s the 30th ranked cornerback in the draft. He stands at 5-10, 195 pounds, but is currently injured and won’t play in the bowl game as he suffered a season-ending shoulder injury Sept. 14 vs. UConn.
From what I’ve read about McDougle he was described as the “ultimate team player,” which is now actually an award named in his honor from his team.
In Terrapins Insider it says:
“He spent the final season of his college football career traveling to every away game, attending every practice and sitting through every meeting, but unable to join his teammates on the field on Saturdays.”
It seems like if the Texans want to take a chance with a late-round pick on a high-character player than McDougle might be that player.