Fourth on the list of Houston Texans draft prospects playing this weekend: Derion Kendrick
The Georgia Bulldogs are the number one-ranked team for a reason this year, and Derion Kendrick has been one of the many reasons why. Right off the bat, Kendrick hasn’t allowed a touchdown to any wide receiver he’s covered at all this season. No matter what level, that’s an incredibly tough thing to do.
The former wide receiver has had more success after switching to defense after spending one season at Clemson as a wide receiver. The Houston Texans currently rank 19th in the league for most passing yards allowed, but at the same time, they’re tied for third with 14 interceptions on the season.
Kendrick’s ball skills and film-junkie attitude earn him a spot on this list. Kendrick may not be a first-round pick, and there are speed concerns, but good coverage skills and scheme can help minimize that deficit.
Fifth on the list of Houston Texans draft prospects playing this weekend: T.J. Bass
The Houston Texans are in a world of hurt on the offensive line after Laremy Tunsil underwent thumb surgery. It’s arguably the sole reason the Texans offense has been as inept as it is. Bass has stepped in as a replacement for Shane Lemiuex, who went high in the draft.
It’s hard to find highlight reels on Bass, who may not be one of the well-known offensive linemen selected in the draft. However, it won’t hurt to take a peek at how Bass is doing in the Ducks’ matchup against 14th-ranked Utah.