It is time to return to the offense with the 136th overall pick, where the Texans could take running back Dameon Pierce in the fourth round. The Texans need to add a young running back to their roster, and with Pierce available possibly in the fourth round, this is a nice spot to land a running back.
Pierce ran a 4.59 40-yard dash at the combine and bench pressed 225 pounds 21 times. He also had a vertical jump measuring at 34.5 and a broad jump of 119, so this is an athletic player whom the Texans could use in a running back rotation to see how he can improve at the NFL level with his strength.
Pierce weighs 218 pounds, and at 5’10” his NFL.com draft profiles believes he’ll be a starter at some point in his NFL career. Demetrius Harvey of All Gators Fan Nation wrote this about Pierce this weekend:
"“Pierce’s ability and athleticism didn’t necessarily come from his long speed, rather his explosiveness, and ability to hit a hole quickly and aggressively.”"
If the Texans can draft a running back with some explosiveness and a player who can wear down a defense, then where is the sign-up sheet, because they need a running back like that.