The Houston Texans select Bucknell offensive tackle Julién Davenport in the 4th round of the NFL Draft. The FCS standout was expected to be a mid-round selection and with offensive tackle at a premium across the NFL. The Texans had offensive line coach Mike Devlin worked out Davenport and the organization had him in for a pre-draft visit.
Davenport is Bucknell's first draft pick since 1969.
The two-year team captains was a three time All-Patriot League selection and was selected as an FCS All-American. Starting 11 games at left tackle, Davenport started all 44 games of his collegiate career.
A Senior Bowl invite, Davenport’s 36 1/2 inch arms has NFL teams intrigued with his upside and possibly try to develop him further before putting him on the field full time. Playing mainly left tackle for Bucknell, his projection early is as a right tackle in the NFL.
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