Texans Draft OT Julie’n Davenport in the 4th Round
The Houston Texans’ attempt to fill their need at offensive tackle by drafting Julie’n Davenport.
The Texans have done a pretty good job of building up their roster in this year’s NFL draft.
In the fourth round the Texans selected Bucknell offensive tackle Julie’n Davenport.
Davenport is a monster at 6-feet-7, 318 pounds.
Here’s what Davenport’s NFL.com draft profile says:
"Raw tackle lacking in technique but long on physical traits. Has been able to dominate against lower level of competition and his step up in competition during pre-draft workouts will either throw a wet blanket over his draft grade or send his stock soaring. Despite a lack of technique, his traits will have teams willing to draft and wait for him as a project. He will be a work in progress and might be forced to move to the right side."
The Texans finally got an offensive tackle in this year’s draft. The problem is they waited until the fourth round to get one.
But let’s face it, with this year’s draft being one of worst when it comes to tackles, there’s not much Houston could do.
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When it comes to Davenport he has great arm length, hand size as well as elite athleticism.
Unfortunately Davenport is considered to be a project since he played at a small school, it will take him some time to get used to playing at a high level.
With the Texans being thin at right tackle, I’m sure Houston will give Davenport a chance to start in 2017.
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