One UDFA is making a name for himself at Texans’ camp

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Dare Ogunbowale is turning heads at Texans’ camp.

Training camp just started, but undrafted rookie free agent running back Dare Ogunbowale is already making a name for himself.

One player that’s taken notice of Ogunbowale is starting Texans’ running back Lamar Miller.

"“He’s doing a good job. Coming in as a free agent, learning the offense. He’s very elusive, so I think he’s been doing a great job in one-on-ones and making it hard on the linebackers and he’s been doing a great job on special teams. That’s always a plus. ”"

Even though the Texans selected running back D’Onta Foreman in the fourth round of this year’s draft, Ogunbowale could provide some much needed depth for Houston.

If Ogunbowale is going to make the Texans’ 53-man roster, he’ll have to show the Houston coaches that he can contribute on special teams or beat out Foreman and Akeem Hunt for the No. 2 job behind Miller.

Ogunbowale only carried the ball 91 times for 506 yards and five touchdowns last year for the University of Wisconsin, since he served as their third down back. But he’s an exciting player that could turn out to be a diamond in the rough. Ogunbowale did average an impressive 5.6 yards per carry during his final season with the Badgers.

As good as Miller is, he will need to take more breaks in 2017 after be overworked last season.

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Ogunbowale could become a valuable third down back for the Texans and could be a duel threat given his pass catching ability.

It seems like the Texans never had a good option at running back behind Arian Foster and now Lamar Miller. But with the addition of Foreman as well as Ogunbowale, they may have more options than they need this coming season. And that’s a good thing.