2014 Houston Texans Draft Prospects: Texas Bowl

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Oct 12, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; Syracuse Orange defensive tackle Jay Bromley (96) knocks the ball loose from North Carolina State Wolfpack quarterback Pete Thomas (4) during the second half at Carter Finley Stadium. Thomas recovered the fumble. Syracuse won 24-10. Mandatory Credit: Liz Condo-USA TODAY Sports

For Syracuse, their highest rated player is, who is projected to be selected in the sixth round. Bromley is a defensive tackle, and I really believe the Texans need to improve at the position this offseason.

Bromley is the 18th rated DT on the CBS Board as the senior stands at 6-3 and weighs 285 pounds.

This season Bromley has 34 tackles (26 solo) and nine sacks.

In a bowl preview on ESPN, it says a key matchup is Bromley against the Minnesota offensive line:

“Minnesota’s offensive line against Bromley and the Syracuse defensive front seven. The Orange can get into the backfield — they’re tied for 19th nationally in tackles for loss (7.3 per game) — and sack the quarterback (2.75 sacks per game, tied for 22nd).”

I haven’t watched Bromley enough to really say much about him, but just from his stats he could possibly be looked at a need for the Texans and could be a nice pickup late in the draft, but with pick in the later rounds it is just tough to tell.

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