Numbers have been released for the 2019 rookie draft picks of the Houston Texans.
The Houston Texans have issued numbers to their 2019 draft picks as rookie camps will be taking place soon for the newest members of the roster.
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The other second round pick by the Texans, offensive tackle Max Scharping will be wearing No. 74, and third round selection, tight end Kahale Warring will be No. 81. Fifth round pick, defensive end Charles Omenihu will be No. 94.
As for some well-known former Texans players who have worn the aforementioned numbers, they include:
• No. 71 — Todd Wade
• No. 74 — Wade Smith
• No. 81 — Owen Daniels
• No. 94 — Antonio Smith
One of the more interesting number pairings is Warring with the No. 81 as that was the number the best tight end in Texans history, Owen Daniels, who wore it from 2006-13. In his eight seasons with Houston, Daniels played in 100 regular season games, making 96 starts.
Daniels caught 385 of 602 targets with the Texans totaling 4,617 yards and 29 touchdowns. Daniels also averaged 12 yards per reception and his longest career reception went for 44 yards in 2009 against the Oakland Raiders on Oct. 4, 2009 in Houston.
Another number with a lot to live up to is No. 74, as that was the former number of offensive lineman Wade Smith. He played for the Texans from 2010-2013, playing and starting in all 16 games during each of those seasons.
Antonio Smith wore No. 94 for the Texans from 2009-13 and again in 2016, where in those years he played in 92 games, making 78 starts in the regular season. Smith in his time with the Texans totaled 27.5 sacks, while adding 161 total tackles.
The rookies of the Texans are one step closer to providing change to the roster of the Texans by gaining their numbers, and gaining their own identity as they begin on their first NFL offseason.