The Houston Texans announced their 20 UDFA prior to the commencement of the rookie minicamp.
The Houston Texans announced their roster of undrafted free agents ahead of the start of their rookie minicamp. Texans’ 2019 class of undrafted free agents consist of 20 players, and it isn’t a stretch to say that at least couple of players will stick once the Texans arrive at their final roster prior to the regular season.
Undrafted free agents play a pivotal role in an NFL teams roster structure, the Texans currently have 18 players that went undrafted in their respective draft that they relied on last season.
Texans signed seven players on the offensive side of the football. They signed a trio of wide receivers in Tyron Johnson from Oklahoma State, Johnnie Dixon from Ohio State, and Stephen Louis from North Carolina State.
General manager Brian Gaine also signed Michigan running back Karan Higdon Jr. and Missouri running back Damarea Crockett and added interior offensive lineman D.J. Coker from Rhodes College and Malcolm Pridgeon from Ohio State.
Texans signed 13 players on the defensive side of the field. Texans signed outside linebackers Jesse Aniebonam from Maryland, and Jamal Davis from Akron. Gaine signed defensive linemen Walter Palmore from Missouri, Ira Savage-Lewis from Baylor, Johnny Dwight from Alabama, Javi Edwards from Colorado, and Albert Huggins from Clemson.
Texans added inside linebackers, Drew Lewis from Colorado, Chase Middleton from Georgia State, and Dexter Wright from North Carolina, and signed defensive backs Austin Exford from Appalachian State, Chris Johnson from North Alabama, and Derrick Baity Jr. from Kentucky to compete in the secondary.