Saturday, April 27, 2013
The Texans' four sixth-rounders
By Paul Kuharsky
A quick look at the Texans’ four sixth-round picks:
176th overall: David Quessenberry, OT, San Jose State
The pick came in a trade from Oakland, but was well-travelled. It was originally property of the Titans, who dealt it to Minnesota last year. It went from Minnesota to Arizona to Oakland to Houston.
Scouts Inc. says: “Quessenberry has good length, but a bit of linear build. He played left tackle in college, but showed ability to kick inside to guard at the Senior Bowl and that might be his best fit at the next level. While he lacks a prototypical anchor, he bends fairly well to gain leverage and has enough foot quickness and arm length to shuffle and mirror to stay in front of rushers.”
195th overall: Alan Bonner, WR, Jacksonville State
Rates as below average in big-play ability and average in ball skills and separation skills, but as exceptionally competitive, per Scouts Inc.
Scouts Inc. says: “Tough and fearless working the middle of the field. Competitive runner after the catch. Shows good focus in traffic and quickly secures the ball when knowing he's going to take a hit. Works to gain positioning as a run blocker. However, simply lacks size and strength to sustain and can be easily discarded by more physical defenders. He is a heady football player though, and has a natural feel for the position. Great situational and field awareness.”
198th overall: Chris Jones, DT, Bowling Green
The Texans are lacking at the position after Earl Mitchell, who only has one year left on his contract. Jones will have a chance at playing time.
Scouts Inc. says: “Plays with an edge and never backs down. Instigator that can get under blocker's skin over the course of a game. Never stops working. Makes plays chasing the run and passer despite limited range and closing burst.”
201st overall: Ryan Griffin, TE, UConn
Garrett Graham is heading into the final year of his contract, and the Texans love to bring in tight ends.
Scouts Inc. says: “Generally gets a clean release and can open up and run to stretch the middle of the field and threaten the deep seams. However, appears to be very straight line and does not have elite athleticism to elevate and adjust to win one-on-one downfield battles. Does not have much elusiveness as a runner and will need a seam to pick up yards after the catch.”