The Houston Texans have locked up their first contract from the 2016 NFL Draft class by signing safety K.J. Dillon to a four-year deal. The deal is worth $2.798 million deal with $234,936 of that being guaranteed. Dillon immediately adds depth at the safety position and the start of a competition to monitor. Dillon was selected in the 5th round with the 159th overall selection.
Dillon answered the bell and finished the season with 55 tackles, 7,5 tackles for loss, 2 interceptions and eight pass breakups. An All-Big 12 section, Dillion (6-0, 210 lbs) started his career as a special team cog and reserve safety as a true freshman. Dillion became a full time starter as a junior making 62 total tackles, three interceptions and seven pass breakups.
The Texans rookies are set to start rookie mini-camp on May 6th - May 8th.