2016 Houston Texans Player Profile: Soma Vainuku

A closer look at the Houston Texans roster heading into the 2016 training camp.


The Texans wanted to bring in some competition to push Jay Prosch and that is what Soma Vainuku is here for. Vainuku was a jack of all trades at USC, both a lead blocker and special teams standout for the Trojans. He also did a little pass catching and Vainuku can turn it up in a hurry with his volatile play, but his special teams play should not be overlooked. A solid player in coverage, Vainuku had a knack for blocking punts. 

The Rundown 

It is hard to really tell what Vainuku has as a player with no pads as of yet, but that will change when training camp arrives. He will have to win his spot being a top notch run blocker and in pass pro as well. 

Roster Situation

If he can prove to be a better lead blocker and special teams player than Prosch, he has a chance.


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