James Conner would be a good fit for the Houston Texans.
University of Pittsburgh running back James Conner is visiting with the Texans on Wednesday, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.
Conner has a great story after overcoming stage 2 Hodgkin’s lymphoma and returning to finish up his college football career in 2016.
Conner ran for 1,092 yards and 16 touchdowns during his final season with the Panthers.
He believes his mental toughness will help him in the NFL.
"“I ask the coaches, ‘What do you guys want in a running back?'” Conner said at the NFL scouting combine. “They want a tough guy. My mental toughness and my physical toughness, I feel, is second to none. I’ve just been through so much and I think I’m more determined than any running back in this class and just willing to make sacrifices and do whatever it takes.”"
Conner is a power back that ran a 4.65 forty yard dash at this year’s NFL scouting combine.
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NFL.com compares Conner to former Atlanta Falcons running back T.J. Duckett.
"Physical, battering-ram style runner who makes the hitting a two-way affair. Conner’s lack of speed and reactive quickness could limit his role as a pro, but his heart, work ethic and ability to keep the chains moving could make him a red-zone specialist with the ability to handle some third down duties as well."
Conner would be a great fit for the Texans who could use a bruising back to punch the ball in on the goal line as they look to cut down on Lamar Miller’s carries going into next season.
As good as Miller is, Houston needs another back that they can count on and right now I don’t think they have that.
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