The Houston Texans had one of the best draft classes in the league this year. But there’s one player who went undrafted that will make an immediate impact.
As the season draws closer and training camp is around the corner. This year, the draft class was solid, with players heading the class with Florida back Dameon Pierce and LSU corner Derek Stingley, and Alabama’s John Metchie III.
Being undrafted doesn’t mean you’re terrible; it gives you a bigger chip on your shoulder. Most undrafted free agents come from smaller schools.
Some of the best undrafted free agents are Kurt Warner, James Harrison, and Tony Romo. These guys are prime examples that undrafted free agents shouldn’t be overlooked. However, I think Kolby Harvell-Peel has the tangibles to be the superstar the Houston Texans need.
Kolby Harvell-Peel draws comparisons to a former Houston Texans safety
Harvell-Peel is a hard-hitting, ball-hawking safety out of Oklahoma State. Over his three-year career with the Cowboys, Harvell-Peel racked up ten interceptions, 185 tackles, 20 pass deflections, three forced fumbles, four sacks, and 9.5 tackles for loss.
What I love about Harvell-Peel is his versatility. Although he is known for his ability to track down the ball, he is capable of laying the wood and stopping the run.
He will perfectly fit into Lovie Smith’s defense as Peel is a very aggressive player and excellent at causing turnovers which Smith is looking to improve on from last season.
I think Peel has the potential to be the next Tyrann Mathieu or Jamal Adams, as he thrives at stopping the ball carrier while also causing havoc in the secondary.
His nose for targeting the ball will also be one of the ways that Harvell-Peel will use to make the roster and make it in the NFL for the recent future that lies ahead.