The Houston Texans held their annual local prospect workout this past weekend, and the highest rated player on hand was Oklahoma State’s DE Emmanuel Ogbah
The Houston Texans have one of the best pass rushes in the NFL, thanks mostly to defensive end J.J. Watt. They selected outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney first overall in 2014 with the hopes he would be the one who put them over the top in terms of pass rushing defenses.
Instead, the player that took the Texans to that next level last season was another outside linebacker, Whitney Mercilus. Now as Clowney enters his third season, there are questions about his long term status in Houston, and this draft may be one in which they look for his potential replacement.
The team is certainly considering that possibility as Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reported that they brought in Oklahoma State defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah for a workout this past weekend as part of their local prospect workouts.
Ogbah recorded 26.5 sacks in three seasons for the Cowboys, with 22.5 of those coming his past two seasons. He is projected to go in the first round of the draft, and wouldn’t be a stretch at 22 for Houston.
At 6-foot-4 and 273 pounds, Ogbah has the size to line up in the trenches, but most likely would move to outside linebacker in the 3-4 system Houston employs.