Round 6 (195th Overall): Jamell Garcia-Williams, Edge, Alabama-Birmingham
This is an instance where the Houston Texans could take their time and build a player up and then see what happens if he can become a viable NFL standout for the franchise off the edge. That player is Jamell Garcia-Williams.
Having a draft grade of Round 6-7, this is a nice spot for the Texans to add to their defense, but add a player who has a brother currently in the NFL, and his dad also played in the NFL, too.
Garcia-Williams has the size at 6-8 and weighs 255 pounds, so the edge rusher could become a diamond in the rough for the Texans or whomever drafts him if he makes the necessary improvements to his overall game.
Ben Nathan of Bleeding Green Nation wrote the following in December about Garcia-Williams before the Boca Raton Bowl:
"“He is an extremely physically impressive player and it’s easy to imagine his best football is still ahead of him. Garcia-Williams totaled 9.5 sacks this year and contributed as a run defender…”"
If the Texans were to lose Jadeveon Clowney in free agency or otherwise, the Texans need to start building players right now in their system, and gaining a player like Garcia-Williams could be a player that falls to them under the radar and eventually becomes a name whom NFL fans know on a full-name basis for how he plays. It will take patience by the Texans, but selecting him in the sixth round wouldn’t be a huge investment to make, either.