Houston Texans draft prospect: LSU’s Derek Stingley Jr.

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The Houston Texans have a very high chance of taking Derek Stingley Jr.

In a draft that features endless defensive talent, the Houston Texans cannot afford to miss out on one of the best prospects. Heck, he could even be the next version of Jonathon Joseph or Kareem Jackson who are the top-two all-time interceptions leaders in franchise history.

Many are comparing him to Stephon Gilmore of the Carolina Panthers, or Marshon Lattimore of the New Orleans Saints. Now the picture above shows him in his freshman year number of 24, but Stingley was granted the legendary number seven jersey, made famous by the likes of Patrick Peterson and Tyrann Mathieu, both originally drafted by the Arizona Cardinals.

The injury concern is real and recognized. But the NFL has the best athletic trainers and resources to help get Stingley Jr. back on the track. Stingley Jr. can really be that investment piece that helps Houston claw it’s way back into relevancy on defense in a division that features Julio Jones, A.J. Brown, and Michael Pittman Jr.

Nick Caserio should watch the film and make his decision. Don’t be too surprised if the LSU product is the choice at number three.

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