Poll: Biggest Texans Draft Bust Of All-Time
By Randy Gurzi
Jul 31, 2014; Oxnard, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Amobi Okoye (76) at training camp at the River Ridge Fields. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Amobi Okoye, Defensive Tackle, First Round Selection-10th Overall
While tackle Amobi Okoye had a scary bout with health issues and I root for him to make a full return, he was still a bad pick by the Texans in 2007. His time with Houston was plagued with injuries and underperformance. Despite 5.5 sacks his rookie year and signs of promise, his top season in Houston after that saw him net 27 tackles and only three sacks.
When you take a player in the top ten, these stats are not acceptable, and that lands Okoye in the conversation for the biggest draft bust by the Texans.
Travis Johnson, Defensive Tackle, First Round Selection-16th Overall
Defensive line has been a sore spot for the Texans when thinking about first round picks for any player not named J.J. Watt or Mario Williams. Travis Johnson was selected 16th overall in 2005 and he never topped more than 27 tackles and one sack for a season during his tenure in Houston.
He spent two years in San Diego after his four disappointing seasons in Houston. Johnson is now out of the league after performing worse in San Diego.
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