The Houston Texans have running back James Conner from Pittsburgh in for a pre-draft visit. Conner had a tough track back to the football field but defied the odds by overcoming a season ending knee injury and Hodgkin lymphoma during the 2015 season.
What is a Pre-draft Visit?
the Texans, along with the other NFL teams are allowed 30 draft eligible players to visit the team’s home faculty or another location for a one-day physical examination. The players on these visits cannot be timed and tested. They can have interviews and written tests that the prospect can complete for the respective team.
In 2016, Conner returned to the football field after being declared cancer free in May of 2016 and was cleared to resume playing football. The team captain rushed for 1,092 yards and 16 touchdowns averaging 5.1 yards a carry. His production landed him on the 1st team All-ACC team and he also set a career high with 21 receptions for 302 yards and 4 touchdowns.
At 6-1 and 233 lbs., Conner’s college production and inspirational story put him on the map of scouts and fans of the game. The former All-American has always been a productive player and is considered an inside the tackle runner plus a red zone threat in the running game with his north and south power running style.
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