Houston Texans: All-Time draft picks by round

J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
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Alfred Blue #28 of the Houston Texans (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /

Round 6: Alfred Blue (2014)

There have been some memorable names selected in the sixth round by the Houston Texans in the sixth round, and though this franchise has never had the luck the New England Patriots had in the sixth round with Tom Brady — which is the gold standard of all sixth-round picks — the Texans have been able to draft players who made some starts and contributed to the team.

The player selected here for the Texans in their greatest sixth-round pick is running back Alfred Blue. Others considered for this spot were Drew Henson (’03), Ryan Griffin (’13), Christian Covington (’15) and Jordan Thomas (’18).

Some might believe Covington belongs here as in his four season he played in 50 games (nine starts) with 7.5 sacks, 39 solo tackles, 11 tackles for loss, 16 QB hits. Also with Covington, in his final season with the Texans he had 3.5 sacks.

As for Blue, he played in 72 games with the Houston Texans, making 16 starts, and in mostly a reserve role he became the fourth all-time leading rusher in team history with 2,407 rushing yards on 673 regular-season carries.

Blue also rushed for eight touchdowns in his five seasons with the Texans after being drafted 181st overall in the 2014 NFL Draft. Blue did what he did with the Texans, put in some quality outings and should be remembered as the best sixth-round pick made by the Texans since they joined the league in 2002.