The Houston Texans have selected running back Tyler Ervin with their fourth round selection in the 2016 NFL Draft. Ervin continues the theme of taking players that upgrade their offense from the speed stand point.
Ervin spent five seasons with the Spartans, where he locked up All-American honors. Playing running back, slot wide receiver, cornerback, and special teams, Ervin fits the mold of what the Texans look for in players: versatility.
In 2015, Ervin rushed for 1,601 yards and 13 touchdowns, plus he also caught 45 passes. His value rises when adding in his kick return ability. In 2015, Ervin had 23.9 yards per return and three kickoffs returned for touchdowns in his career. His final two seasons, Ervin returned punts where he had two returns for touchdowns.
Ervin is a complete college player who can do it all, which is a big factor for the Texans interest in the all-purpose yardage (6,146 yards) leader in San Jose State history.