Houston Texans Positional Breakdown: Safety

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Sep 27, 2014; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans safety Kurtis Drummond (27) runs with the ball after intercepting the throw of Wyoming Cowboys quarterback Colby Kirkegaard (11)(not pictured) during the 1st half of a game at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Kurtis Drummond, 6’1″ 208 Pounds 23 Years Old

At one point during the most recent draft process, Kurtis Drummond seemed like one of the better prospects at safety coming out of Michigan State. Instead, he slipped out of the draft all together and fell into the laps of the Texans as an undrafted free agent.

Some Background Info;

According to NFL.com, Drummond was projected to be a fourth round selection, despite his flaws that they highlighted;

"Drummond is a bag of mismatched parts. He has the ball skills and closing burst of a starting NFL free safety, but his instincts and tackling could scare teams away from viewing him as a single-high center fielder. He’s not physical enough to play around the line of scrimmage, so his draft position will ultimately rest on how teams weigh his ball skills against his instincts."

Still, a guy with 233 tackles and 12 interceptions in his four year career at Michigan State falling out of the draft is a bit surprising. Even more surprising after seeing him rack up 91 tackles and four picks his junior year and following that with 72 tackles and four interceptions his senior year.

What To Expect This Year;

Drummond will most likely make the final 53 man roster and I believe he has a shot at being the top back up at the free safety position when the season begins. Barring an injury though 2015 should be a year where Drummond focuses mainly on special teams and working on his tackling which scouts were not incredibly high on.

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