UPDATE: Posted a recent Lestar Jean interview by NFL Scout Jayson Braddock at end of this post. Cool stuff that helps bring you closer with the player experiences throughout training camp.
So far during training camp two of the Texans undrafted free agent wide receivers are creating quite a stir in camp and most notably with their red zone presence. Both Lestar Jean who is 6″3″ and Terrence Toliver who stands 6’5″ are creating a lot of excitement for fans along with giving the Texans coaching staff much to look forward to in the near future.
Even during this mornings practice, while Terrence Toliver didn’t practice due to the illness bug that is going around at camp, Jean had a one handed catch over rookie safety Shiloh Keo. Thanks to a tweet from Texans training camp by NFL Scout Jayson Braddock a few plays later down in the red zone Lestar Jean made a great catch.
Jayson Braddock has been at camp since Thursday and during a recent Hoston Texans Training Camp Report commented on the two undrafted free agents. Braddock says, “Probably what I’m most excited to talk about is Lestar Jean & Terrence Toliver. Toliver struggled with the heat in the earlier part of the day but wouldn’t turn down reps and kept participating in drills. Toliver has a NFL body. He’s freakishly huge. You know about his 6’5 frame but on film he looks slender. My mistake, he’s a tank that will be a beast to bring down and could be a Brandon Marshall type. Lestar Jean game resembles Randy Moss more. He’s a long strider that gets separation quick and snags the ball. He was also hungry for information. I spotted him routinely asking Andre Johnson and Jacoby Jones for advice / help. He wants to be good and isn’t afraid to ask the best how to be. Here Terrence Toliver talks about his style of play and how he can best contribute to this Texans team.”
While there is a logjam at the wide receiver position for the Texans, we are expecting both Jean and Toliver to make the team in some capacity. Andre Johnson, Kevin Walter, Jacoby Jones and Dorin Dickerson all seem to have spots locked up. Trindon Holiday and Derrick Townsel seem to be fighting for the fifth wide receiver positions with nothing is etched in stone there. Lestar Jean and Terrence Toliver competing for maybe a sixth wide receiver spot and playing on special teams is forseeable.
The odd man out may get signed to the practice squad if another team doesn’t pick them up before clearing waivers. It wouldn’t be to far out of the realm of reality to see a cut or two made in order to make room for both undrafted free agents. Barring injury and a solid preseason of course.
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