Nazair Jones could be a fit for the Houston Texans with Vince Wilfork no longer around.
North Carolina defensive tackle Nazair Jones visited with the Texans this past week, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.
The 6-foot-5, 304 pound Jones racked up 70 tackles and 2 1/2 sacks last season for the Tar Heels.
Jones has overcome a lot in his life after almost having to give up the game of football in high school after losing 50 pounds and being unable to walk as he suffered from complex regional pain syndrome
Jones was able to return to football during his senior of high school and had to red-shirt at North Carolina so he could gain 40 pounds back.
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Here’s what Jones’ NFL.com draft profile says:
"SOURCES TELL US“He’s a strong guy and I think he might become a better player in the pros than people might think. He’s not going to make a bunch of plays but I like his physicality.” — NFC area scout"
"NFL COMPARISONJoel HeathBOTTOM LINEPhone booth defender who has good length and the power to fight for control at the point of attack. Jones’ strength is his ability to play the run and he could be a physical fit for 3-4 teams looking to add a run defender to their linemen corps. His inability to get the quarterback will cap his draft slotting but he does have pro potential."
One of the Texans’ needs heading into the draft is to find a defensive tackle that could possibly help fill the void left behind by Vince Wilfork.
Jones may not be able to make an impact right away in the NFL, but there’s always a chance he could develop into a star in a couple of years. He could be a good mid to late round pick.
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