Although the 2016 NFL Draft has come to an end, the Houston Texans have added 16 more rookies to their preseason roster.
The aftermath of the 2016 NFL Draft has settled in as undrafted rookies are making their dreams a reality.
After finishing their draft that included selecting a total of six players over three days, the Houston Texans have added sixteen undrafted rookies to their roster. Official deals will be offered upon completion of the players’ physicals.
It was clear that the Houston Texans main objective in this year’s draft was to surround their new quarterback, Brock Osweiler, with weapons and protection. Their first four picks were offensive players and their last two added to the defense.
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Houston compensated for their heavy focus on offense by agreeing to terms with nine undrafted defensive rookies.
Defensive players joining the Texans: Ufomba Kamalu (DE/Miami), Shakeel Rashad (ILB/UNC), Joel Heath (DE/MSU), Jalen Jefferson (ILB/Cal), Brennan Scarlett (OLB/SU), Eric Lee (OLB/USF), Duke Thomas (CB/UT), Cleveland Wallace (CB/SJSU), Richard Leonard (CB/FIU).
General Manager Rick Smith also went out and signed six undrafted rookies to fill roster spots on the offensive side of the ball.
Offensive players joining the Texans: Tevin Jones (WR/Memphis), Soma Vainuku (FB/USC), Richard Mullaney (WR/Bama), Stephen Anderson (TE/Cal), Wendall Williams (WR/UC), Arturo Uzdavinis (OT/Tulane).
The Texans also reached a deal with UCLA kicker Ka’imi Fairbairn.
All sixteen undrafted rookies will compete for a Week 1 roster spot at the start of the preseason.