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10 Players to Watch for the Houston Texans on the North Team at the Senior Bowl

10 players to watch for the Houston Texans on the North Team at the Senior Bowl.

The Reese’s Senior Bowl is set to kick off practices on Tuesday and, with plenty or prospects to take in, the Houston Texans along with the rest of the NFL will be watching closely. Last season, the Texans draft class consisted of a group that worked at the Senior Bowl, including: Nick Martin, Tyler Ervin, Braxton Miller, D.J. Reader, and K.J. Dillon. 2016 was was one of the Texans more Senior Bowl heavy draft classes in some time, but it is clear they could be focused on a similar plan going into 2017.  

Either way, the Texans will get in contact with all of the prospects to run background checks and take time out to interview prospects either gathering info or digging closer into both their football and off-the-field minds. 

Here are some prospects who could potentially match up for the Texans. 

North Team 

QB, Nathan Peterman (6’2", 225 lbs.) Pittsburgh

Notes: The fact that Peterman ran a pro-style offense in college is a plus and he has shown that he can work under center. Peterman spent time at Tennessee and improved his completion percentage over his career. In his final season with the Panthers, Peterman completed 60.5% of his passes for 2,855 yards with 27 touchdowns and 7 interceptions.

Potential Round: 4th

S, Lorenzo Jerome (6’0”, 195 lbs.) Saint Francis (PA)

Notes: Jerome might have played at the FCS level, but he plays not only defense, but also returns kicks and punts, He will be used as safety at the Senior Bowl. With 59 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, and 6 interceptions, Jerome is in line to be the first Saint Francis player drafted since 1952. 

Potential Round: 2nd-3rd

DE, Chris Wormley (6’6", 303 lbs.) Michigan 

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Notes: A three-year letterman at Michigan, Wormely appeared in 51 games and made 30 starts. He was voted the team’s top defensive lineman in 2015 and 2016 and, in his final season with the Wolverines, he had 40 tackles, 6 sacks, and 9 tackles for loss. 

Potential Round: 1st-2nd

OT, Adam Bisnowaty (6’6", 305 lbs.) Pittsburgh 

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Notes: One of the key players in clearing the way for running back James Connor, Bisnowaty has the skill set to play either right or left tackle. His athleticism is an underrated trait and his ability to excel in the run game make him a prototypical right tackle at the next level. 

Potential Round: 2nd-3rd

OT, Julie'n Davenport (6’7", 315 lbs.) Bucknell 

Notes: With an alleged 84-inch wingspan, Davenport is made for the edge game as a tackle and is set up to be one of the top FCS players taken in the draft this year. He is considered a high I.Q. player who can pick up on a NFL offense despite his small school pedigree. 

Potential Round: 4th

OT, Taylor Moton (6’5", 328 lbs.) Western Michigan 

Notes: Power is the name of Moton’s  game and, squatting 570+ lbs. and benching 400+ lbs., Moton is considered one of the top tackles in the draft. Moton has the versatility to play both guard and tackle and could be an added plus for a team to land him on their squad. 

Potential Round: 2nd-3rd

TE, Mike Roberts (6’5", 270 lbs.) Toledo 

Notes: Roberts’ size and athleticism are one thing, but catching 16 touchdown passes his final season at Toledo should not be overlooked. Hauling in 45 catches for 533 yards, Roberts became the go to target when the Rockets got into the red zone. He will have to fine tune his blocking like most jumping from college to the pros. 

Potential Round: 5th 

DT, Stevie Tu'ikolovatu  (6’1", 320 lbs.) USC

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Notes: Run stoppers in the trenches with Ts’ikolovatu's frame do not come around often and, despite being a two-down player, his value will be high because of teams looking to hold up against the run. Tu’ikolovatu was a transfer from Utah, where he was a backup, and he became an important part of the Trojans defense. His age (25) will count against him but his style of play is coveted by NFL teams. 

Potenital Round: 6th

CB, Brendan Langley (6’1”, 190 lbs.) Lamar

Notes: The former Georgia Bulldog found a home at Lamar University and has put himself into the discussion to be a coveted mid-round selection. Playing in 22 games for the Cardinals, his final season saw him rack up 43 tackles with 6 interceptions and 7 pass deflections. 

Potential Round: 5th

CB, Rasul Douglas (6’1", 208 lbs.) West Virginia

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Notes: In 2016, Douglas played in 13 games and intercepted 8 passes to go along with 70 total tackles for the Mountaineers. Considered the top defensive back in the Big 12 this past season, Douglas' rise was key in the Mountaineers’ Big 12 leading defense. 

Potential Round: 2nd-3rd 

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