2014 NFL Mock Draft: A 7-round Houston Texans Draft

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Nov 30, 2013; Gainesville, FL, USA;Florida State Seminoles defensive back Terrence Brooks (31) and linebacker Telvin Smith (22) celebrate with fans after they beat the Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Florida State Seminoles defeated the Florida Gators 37-7. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Round 4

Terrence Brooks, FS, Florida State

The Texans really need some help at free safety, and Terrence Brooks could be a really good value if still remaining in the early stages of the fourth round.

He’s projected to be selected in the third or fourth round. He stands at 5-11 and weighs 200 pounds, but even without the great height of most NFL-bound players, he is said to “look the part of an NFL free safety.”

He’s previously played cornerback, and it says in his CBS draft analysis that he is a “big-hitter who seems to enjoy the physicality of the game. Flashes strong hands for the interception … Good special teams player.”

So not only could he boost the Texans defensive backfield, but he could help a special teams unit that struggled this past season.

He’s been timed with a 4.53 40-yard dash.