The Houston Texans landed another player in whom they found a ton of value during the draft process in running back, Tyler Ervin, from San Jose State. The school's career leader in all-purpose yards, Ervin was excited that the Texans kept after him to finally select him in the fourth round.
“The Texans came and worked me out. I got a chance to meet the running back coach, great guy, and I’m just really excited because it’s one of those times where you kind of see something coming to fruition and like I said, I’m just really excited,” Ervin effused after he was drafted.
In 2015, Ervin rushed for 1,601 yards and 13 touchdowns, plus he caught 45 passes. His value rises when adding in his kick return ability. In 2015, Ervin had 23.9 yards per return and he had three kickoffs returned for touchdowns in his career. His final two seasons, Ervin returned punts where he had two returns for touchdowns.
I’m so, so excited - truly a dream come true. I was just talking to my dad and the rest of my family, and everybody is just super excited,“ said Ervin. “I’m really excited to be a part of the Texans organization. It’s really a dream come true.”
The Texans took a closer look at Ervin at the Senior Bowl and he thought being able to be on the bigger stage upped his draft stock.
"I think it was big because playing at San Jose State, we might not necessarily get as much exposure as some of the other conferences. Getting a chance to play on such a big stage was awesome,” said Ervin of the Senior Bowl.
The Texans continue their pursuit of landing speed players in the NFL Draft and Ervin is another example of a plan and purpose of the organization.