Houston Texans Draft Focus: Inside Linebacker

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Sep 19, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; Clemson Tigers linebacker Stephone Anthony (42) tackles North Carolina State Wolfpack runningback Tony Creecy (26) at Carter Finley Stadium. The Clemson Tigers won 26-14. Mandatory Credit: Liz Condo-USA TODAY Sports

Stephone Anthony – Clemson

Height: 6’3     Weight: 243

2014: 69 tackles, 10.5 TFL, 2.5 sacks, 1 INT, 2 FF

Stephone Anthony could be exactly what the Texans are looking for from an inside linebacker. He has good size for the position, and performed well at the combine. His 40 yard time of 4.56 was third for all linebackers. Don’t let his numbers from this year trick you, though. His statistical production last year was much better, finishing with 131 tackles. Anthony has the size and speed to develop into a starting 3 down ILB for the Texans.

Draft Grade: High-to-Mid Round 2

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