Jan 1, 2014; Tampa, Fl, USA; LSU Tigers running back Alfred Blue (4) runs with the ball as Iowa Hawkeyes linebacker Christian Kirksey (20) attempted to defend during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
With their second sixth-round selection, the Houston Texans have selected LSU running back Alfred Blue.
Blue was the 181st overall selection, a selection the Texans obtained from the Oakland Raiders when they sent former starting quarterback Matt Schaub to the Raiders this offseason.
Blue, a 6-2, 223-pound running back from LSU, is described in his NFL.com draft profile:
"“Terrific size and musculature. Inside-outside ability. Nice vision, instincts and patience. Has good speed for a back his size – opens up his stride in the clear. Strong runner – heavy on contact. Powers through arm tackles and runs with forward lean.”"
Blue can also contribute to the special teams and has played in a pro-style offense.
During Blue’s 2013 season, he had 71 carries for 343 yards and one touchdown. For his career, he totaled 209 carries for 1,253 yards and 11 touchdowns.
This is a good spot for the Texans to get some more help within the roster of their running backs behind starter Arian Foster. Also, this offseason the Texans signed free agent Andre Brown, after letting go of starter/backup Ben Tate, who signed with the Cleveland Browns.
Also on the Texans depth chart at running back are Dennis Johnson and Jonathan Grimes.
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