Texans have top-5 undrafted free agent class
The Houston Texans may have hit a home run when it comes to the undrafted free agents they signed.
Chad Reuter of NFL.com ranked the NFL’s top seven undrafted free agent classes for 2017.
The Texans ended up coming in at number five.
Here’s what Reuter wrote:
"Looking to build some depth at linebacker and improve special-teams coverage, the Texans picked up draftable players like Dylan Cole (Missouri State) and Dayon Pratt (East Carolina). It won’t be surprising if Cole makes the squad. On the offensive line, Jake Simonich (Utah State) brings toughness and versatility, and center Joe Scelfo is an intelligent son-of-a-coach with an NFL future. Offensive tackle Dimitric Camiel (Indiana) likely would have been drafted if he hadn’t suffered an injury early in his senior year — don’t be surprised if he starts for someone within a year or two, serving as a solid swing tackle in the meantime. Intriguing skill position players like running back Dare Ogunbowale (Wisconsin) and receiver Shaq Hill (Eastern Washington) have a shot to contribute, as well. There are reports that LB JoJo Mathis (Washington) and WR Riley McCarron (Iowa) will sign with Houston, too."
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I feel like former Wisconsin running back Dare Ogunbowale is a player that could compete with D’Onta Foreman for the Texans’ back up running back spot.
If Ogunbowale is going to make Houston’s final roster, he’ll need to make his mark on special teams.
Another player that could end up being a sleeper for the Texans is former Eastern Washington wide receiver Shaq Hill. He put up some big numbers in 2016 with 1,157 yards and 17 touchdowns during his final collegiate season.
People are always enamored with the draft itself, but there have been some NFL greats that went undrafted.