The Houston Texans have a meeting set up with Clemson defensive lineman Carlos Watkins at the NFL Combine. The Texans drafted a Clemson alumni D.J. Reader in the 2016 NFL Draft who made a positive impression as a rookie last season. The
Watkins as a starter for the Tigers played in over 53 games with 30 starts racking up 191 total tackles, 26 tackles for loss and 14 sacks. In 2016, Watkins was selected as an All-American for the his season he put together for the National Champions by recording 82 total tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks in 15 games.
Watkins broke the Clemson sack record for a defensive tackle by surpassing Jim Stucky, William “The Refrigerator” Perry and Michael Dean Perry.
The Texans have been keeping a close eye on the Clemson program and have drafted two of the more decorated players to come out of the program in DeAndre Hopkins and Reader.
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