The rookie, K.J. Dillon
With the 159th overall selection (22nd in Round 5) the Texans took safety K.J. Dillon out of West Virginia, with the hopes that he could turn a solid NCAA resume into good NFL career.
Weight: 210 Pounds
Career tackles: 159 (West Virginia)
Career interceptions: 4 (West Virginia)
Although not as heralded as fellow starter Karl Joseph (who went 14th overall to the Oakland Raiders), Dillon was a vital member of one of the better safety duos in the nation for the Mountaineers.
He stepped up his game when Joseph went down with an injury and has enough athleticism to play either safety position. Dillon finished his senior season with 54 tackles and two interceptions. Still, the most impressive thing about his career is the fact that he deflected 20 passes in college, all in his last three seasons.
The biggest knock on Dillon is his tendency to miss tackles, which at times includes an inability to finish the tackle. This is something that can be cleaned up and Dillon has a chance to be something at the next level.