Five Houston Texans draft prospects to watch this weekend

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Second on the list of Houston Texans draft prospects playing this weekend: Desmond Ridder

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Desmond Ridder comes second on this list, and his Cincinnati Bearcats squad might be the first college football playoff “Cinderella” to make it into the big dance. Headed into a hefty title bout with the 21st-ranked Houston Cougars, this could be an offensive game to remember for quite some time.

Ridder has completed 66 percent of his passes on the season for exactly 3,000 yards. In addition, Ridder nearly has a 3:1 ratio of touchdowns to interceptions (27 TD’s, 8 INT’s).  Ridder’s efforts have gotten the Bearcats ranked third in the Top 25 poll and a chance to do something special. So tune in; you won’t want to miss this one.

Third on the list of Houston Texans draft prospects playing this weekend: Kenny Pickett

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Another quarterback makes the list, with Kenny Pickett from the University of Pittsburgh. While Pickett’s squad is 7-1 and ranked17th, Pickett has thrown for way more yards than Ridder has on the year. Moreover, Pickett’s thrown it all around the neighborhood and back again, surpassing 4,000 passing yards and 40 touchdowns on the season.

How good has Pickett been? He broke Dan Marino’s record for most passing touchdowns in a season earlier this year. But, of course, we all know what Marino did on the NFL level, and football fans around the country are excited to see what he can do at the next level.

Look for Pickett to be on Houston’s radar very soon.