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Houston Texans draft San Jose State offensive lineman Wes Schweitzer in sixth round

Wes Schweitzer was taken with the 195th overall pick.

San Jose State offensive lineman Wes Schweitzer was the second Spartan to be drafted on Saturday, picked by the Atlanta Falcons in the sixth round. 

The 6-foot-5 and 315-pound O-Lineman started 37 consecutive games as a Spartan, lining up at left tackle. Schweitzer was a Second-Team All Mountain West selection and served as a team captain this past season. He was the leader of the offensive line that helped running back Tyler Ervin have one of the best rushing seasons in the nation. Ervin was selected in the fourth round of the NFL Draft by the Houston Texans. 

Schweitzer was the only offensive lineman taken by the Falcons in the 2016 draft. The Falcons' offensive line coach is Chris Morgan. Morgan's coaching stops include an early stint with the Idaho Vandals and more recently with the Oakland Raiders. Morgan is assisted by Keith Carter, who was San Jose State's offensive line coach and run game coordinator in 2014. Schweitzer started all 12 games in 2014.

Atlanta allowed 32 sacks in 2015, good for 10th best in the NFL. The Falcons were 19th in rushing yards last season.

Last year, the Atlanta Falcons also drafted San Jose State's Akeem King in the seventh round. Schweitzer became the fifth Spartan drafted under SJSU Head Coach Ron Caragher over the past three years.

The Atlanta Falcons make one trip to the Bay Area in 2016, a Week 2 matchup at the Oakland Raiders on Sept. 18. Originally from Scottsdale, Arizona, the Falcons do host the Arizona Cardinals in 2016, but will appear not too far away from his hometown in a Dec. 11 matchup at the Los Angeles Rams. 


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