Houston Texans have a met with a plethora of players on the offensive side of the football with weeks away from the 2019 NFL Draft.
Houston Texans have begun to expedite the process of bringing in players for private workouts and meeting with them with a couple of weeks of the 2019 NFL Draft taking place in Nashville, Tennessee. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans have brought the following players in for a visit over the last couple of days:
- Greg Little, offensive tackle
- Brian Wallace, offensive tackle
- Jalin Moore, running back
- Austin Walter, running back
- Emanuel Hall, wide receiver
General manager Brian Gaine will continue to conduct these workouts and meetings with potential Texans’ prospects as the process begins to ramp up towards the start of the draft. Little played his collegiate football with Ole Miss and was expected to be a first round talent but his momentum as one of the top prospects has cooled down significantly with an average workout at the NFL Combine. He clocked in at 5.33 in the 40-yard dash, had a 25-inch vertical leap, and a 4.74 time in the 20-yard shuttle.
Wallace was the starting right tackle for the Arkansas Razorbacks but is not expected to be drafted as early as Little. Wallace possesses the prototypical traits at tackle at 6-foot-five, 35 1/2 inch arms, and 10 1/2 inch hands.
Texans have also brought in running backs Walter from the Rice Owls football program and Moore from Appalachian State. Moore was invited to the combine but only did 27 reps at the bench press after undergoing ankle surgery in his last season before declaring for the draft. Walter was invited to the Regional NFL Combine, he clocked at 4.49 40 yard run, 31-inch vertical leap, and 6.84 second in the three-cone drill.
Gaine also brought in speedy wide receiver Emanuel Hall, he played at Missouri along with future first-round quarterback Drew Lock. Hall had an impressive combine with a 4.39 40 yard run, 43 1/2 inch vertical leap, 15 bench press reps, and 141-inch broad jump.
Texans have four draft picks in the first three rounds and will have the ability to draft a lot of young talent as Gaine continues to build his roster through the draft.