The Houston Texans as well as every other NFL team are meeting with prospects at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine.
While a team like the Texans meeting with a player shows interest, it of course doesn’t mean that team will actually draft that player.
For example, the Texans may not have been impressed with Dalvin Cook and feel like they no longer want to draft him.
Teams are just doing their due diligence and digging up as much information as they can so they can select the right players.
Here’s a running list of everyone the Texans have met with:
Florida State, RB, Dalvin Cook
It was reported on Thursday that Cook was meeting with the Texans.
He ended up running a 4.49 forty yard dash on Thursday.
Utah, OT, Garrett Bolles
Bolles spoke with the media on Thursday and made it clear that he would be open to playing for the Texans.
On Thursday Bolles ran a 4.95 forty yard dash, which is very good for an offensive lineman.
Despite the past off the field problems that included drugs, Bolles has done a great job in turning his life around.
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Wisconsin, OT, Ryan Ramczyk
Of course the Houston Texans met with the another top offensive tackle prospect in Ramczyk, who claims he felt like the meeting went well as he talked football and drew up some plays.
Clemson, RB, Wayne Gallman
Gallman is a big strong running back that flourishes in short yardage situations. He ran for 14 touchdowns last season at Clemson. He’s projected to go in the 3rd or 4th round.
Houston, WR, Greg Ward Jr.
Ward played quarterback at Houston, but is now transitioning to wide receiver. He says he’s been working with former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Patrick Crayton.
Ward is currently sidelined at the combine with an ankle injury.
It’s being reported that Ward had great meetings with the Texans, Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Rams and Oakland Raiders.
“They give me good feedback,” Ward said, via The Houston Chronicle. “They told me I’m a great athlete, a great competitor and they’re eager to watch me out here.”
“I can actually play in the NFL,” he said. “I’m working on just perfecting my craft, especially on routes, working on getting in and out of breaks going 0 to 60 mph and stopping on a dime and cutting and catching. The transition, I can bring my knowledge at quarterback over to receiver. I think that will help me out a lot and give me an edge.”
Western Michigan, OL, Taylor Moton – The Houston Texans are clearly interested in Moton. They also met with him at the Reeses’ Senior Bowl. He’s a big boy at 6’5″ and 330 lbs. Moton was a four year starter during his college career.
Louisville, TE, Cole Hikutini -Hikutini led Louisville in 2016 with 50 catches and with eight touchdowns. He was second on the team with 668 yards receiving.
Texas Tech, QB, Patrick Mahomes – The Texans are clearly interested in possibly drafting Mahomes who could go as a high as the first round. I get the feeling that he’s more a second round player because he’s someone who will take some time to adapt to the NFL.
Mahomes threw for 5,052 yards, 41 touchdowns, 10 interceptions and completed 65.7% of his passes.
UCLA, LB, Jayon Brown – Brown recorded 119 tackles, seven sacks, and three interceptions last season for the Bruins.
Penn State, DL, Garrett Sickels – One thing about Sickels is that he’s a 4-3 defensive end, but people seem to be believe he could still adjust to a 3-4 scheme.
“I’m a guy who loves to work, gets after it on the pass rush, loves to push his teammates. I just want to show them I’m ready to work hard, ready to learn a new scheme.” Sickels said the the NFL Combine, via State of the Texans. “A guy that’s natural with his hands, I think I’m a natural hand fighter. When I’m rushing I think have some good bend, I think I have some natural ability and can learn to combine that with an NFL scheme and system. I’m a guy that holds everyone accountable as I hold myself accountable to be 1/11th of the defense.”
Sickels recorded 47 tackles and 6.5 sacks last season for the Nittany Lions.
Clemons, DL, Carlos Watkins – Watkins is a monster of a lineman. He would be a nice replacement for Vince WIlfork. He’s also a good pass rusher after racking up 10.5 sacks last season.
Tennessee, CB, Cameron Sutton – Sutton played in seven games in 2016 and recorded 19 tackles and one interception. He recorded a total of seven interceptions during his four year career with the Vols.
Sutton is considered to be a second round prospect right now.
Minnestoa, CB, Jalen Myrick – Myrick can not only play cornerback, but he can also return kicks and punts. He snatched up a total of three interceptions and 94 total tackles during his college career.
Michigan State, S, Montae Nicholson – During his three years with the Spartans, Nicholson racked up 200 tackles and four interceptions. As of right now he’s not expected be drafted until the third day after leaving school early.
Colorado, S, Tedric Thompson – Thompson had a heck of a career with the Buffaloes with 13 interceptions as well as 246 tackles. Despite his production at Colorado, he’s not expected to gp until day three of the draft.
Thompson could be a steal for the Houston Texans.
Florida, S, Marcus Maye – Maye is considered a 3-4th round prospect. He went down with an injury after the Gators’ ninth game of the season.
Maye ended up with 50 tackles and six pass deflections in his final season.