The Houston Texans added some depth to the back-end of their defense with Treston Decoud.
The Texans used their fifth round pick on Oregon State safety Treston Decoud.
One of the Texans’ top needs heading into the draft was finding a safety that could replace veteran Quintin Demps who left as a free agent this offseason.
Decoud has great size at 6-foot-2, 206 pounds, but I’m not sure he’s quick enough to make an impact in coverage. He also tends to get beat if he presses opposing wide receivers.
Decoud has pretty good football instincts and is very strong in run support.
Here’s what Decoud’s NFL.com draft profile says:
"Treston’s size and physicality are two traits that some teams will covet on draft day, but there are some coverage limitations that push him towards a cover-2 defense. DeCoud lacks the trigger quickness to close separation windows that open against him, so a team may try and convert him into a free safety role where his coverage and tackling may be a fit as a backup."
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It would be great if Decoud could come in start, but I don’t see that happening.
At this point the best case scenario for the Texans would be for Decoud to help out on special teams as well provide depth at safety.
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