Houston Texans: Let’s all start watching Michigan State more


Drew Dougherty of HoustonTexans.com had a piece on the team’s official website where he breaks down which colleges the Texans have gotten the majority of their players from. The team Houston has gone to the most for players is none other the Michigan State University.

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This really isn’t a huge shock to see these two teams combined as both MSU and the Texans are known mostly for putting a tough defense on the field and playing a tough style of football.

"There are 89 Texans on the roster right now. Houston starts training camp on August 1, and five former Spartans are on the roster. Quarterback Brian Hoyer, receivers Keshawn Martin and Keith Mumphery, linebacker Max Bullough and safety Kurtis Drummond all played their college ball at Michigan State."

Of the players here, Martin could be an odd man out because of the numbers at wide receiver, unless he improves as a kick and punt returner during the preseason. Mumphery should have a decent shot at making the roster because he was a draft pick this year, giving him a bit of an edge over some of the other players vying for the final spot or two at receiver.

Hoyer could wind up the starting quarterback and Mumphery is a tough linebacker who has a lot of the tools to help the team out. Kurtis Drummond was a high rated safety during his collegiate career but no one selected him in the 2015 draft.

Drummond could not only make the team, but has a chance to be a long-time starter in my opinion. Others who have followed his career say the team got a steal when the free safety fell into their laps following the draft.

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