Houston Texans: A closer look at signed undrafted rookie free agents
• Jamal Davis, linebacker (Akron): Davis formerly played at Pittsburgh for his freshman season and then went to Akron for his junior and senior seasons. While at Akron, he played defensive end, and for the two seasons there he totaled 149 tackles, 31.5 tackles for a loss, 7.5 sacks and one interception. Last season, he totaled 80 tackles 16 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks. Davis was projected as a 6-7 round prospect, but in a NFL.com draft profile by Lance Zierlein, it says “he doesn’t have enough NFL pass rush traits on tape.”
• Johnnie Dixon, wide receiver (Ohio State): Dixon was at Ohio State for five years, and in three of those seasons he played in a combined five games, but his final two seasons is where he had nearly all of his overall production. In his final season with the Buckeyes, Dixon had 42 receptions for 669 yards and right touchdowns. Being 5-10, 201 pounds, Dixon ran a 4.41 40-yard dash at the combine and is described by NFL.com draft analyst Lance Zierein as “a better athlete than football player.”
• Johnny Dwight, defensive line (Alabama): Dwight didn’t play a lot during his time at Alabama, as his final season saw him play in 11 games, where he totaled 1.5 tackles for loss and 0.5 sacks. The 6-3, 301 pound Dwight also had three QB hurries in 2018 and has a pass breakup.
• Javi Edwards, defensive lineman (Colorado): Edwards showed his strength at his Pro Day, as the Houston Chronicle reported he had 31 reps with a 225-pound bench press and ran a 4.97 40-yard dash. In two seasons at Colorado, Edwards played in 22 games, where he totaled 61 tackles, had 5.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks.