The 2014 NFL Draft was good to the Houston Texans.
Now that we’re in the slower portion of the NFL offseason it’s always nice to look back at the and reflect on how teams did when it comes acquiring new players over the past few years.
Chris Burke of SI.com did just that by releasing 2014 re-draft grades for every NFL team.
Here’s what Burke wrote about the Houston Texans:
"Best pick: Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina (Round 1, No. 1)Worst pick: Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame (Round 3, No. 83)Grade: BThere was a lot of angst about the Clowney pick, but it was the right call in 2014 and Clowney’s breakthrough ’16 season hinted at a dominant future. Runner-up for the Texans’ best pick of 2014: RB Alfred Blue (No. 181), who has nearly 2,000 yards from scrimmage. S Andre Hal (No. 216) was a find in the final round. This class also produced Tom Savage (No. 135), the QB holding the top job until Deshaun Watson is ready. TE C.J. Fiedorowicz (No. 65) has 754 yards and six TDs in three seasons. He’s lapping Nix, who has played four games total, all for another franchise."
Nix was a really bad pick for the Texans. He was just released by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He’s also spent time with the Washington Redskins and New York Giants.
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As long as Clowney stays healthy he was worth taking with the first overall pick.
I’m not sure Alfred Blue was a great pick. He did fill in nicely for Arian Foster at times, but he might be their third best running back now.
Of course Savage was a nice pick. I honestly don’t see him being anything more than a career back up. But a good back up.
Fiedorowicz broke out last year and could be an up and coming tight end in the NFL.
While the 2014 NFL Draft wasn’t great for the Texans, it was pretty good.