2016 Houston Texans Player Profile: D.J. Reader

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


The Texans final pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, D.J. Reader, was picked for his mammoth size and ability to clog up bodies at the line of scrimmage. A little more athletic than most realize, Reader has a chance to contribute for the defense in his rookie season. At 6'3" and 330 lbs., Reader has the frame to be a NFL defensive lineman for many seasons. 


Reader is learning under one of the best in Vince Wilfork and looks to be the heir apparent when all is said and done. The Texans defense is predicated on strong defensive line play and Reader is the second nose tackle during the Bill O’Brien era to get a crack to take over the spot for the long haul. The team will get a look at him plenty during the preseason and get a feel for what he could be his rookie season. 

Roster Situation 

The defense's back up nose tackle, Reader could see time at other positions on the defensive line. 



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