2012 NFL Undrafted Free Agents – AFC South – Houston Texans

Dwight Jones, WR, North Carolina – 6032 230 4.55 Two-year starter who is a big physical slot receiver. Has good run after catch ability. He builds up speed as he goes down the field. Has the strength to make the first tackler miss. Has strong hands to catch the ball in a crowd. Shows the grit to catch inside breaking routes like the slant. Comes back to the ball. Not explosive off the line of scrimmage, but is not held up. Was the Tar Heels’ go-to receiver in the clutch for third down conversions. Good ball reactions to catch the tough pass. Can focus and track the ball into his hands. Can win one on one match-ups with smaller corners. Can make the tough one-handed catches but his concentration drops. Catches the ball in front of him. A good but inconsistent blocker. Has all the tools, just needs to keep honing his craft. Led the Atlantic Coast Conference in catches. Had huge games versus Virginia (198 yds, 2 TDs) and Florida State (223 yds). 2011 stats: 85-1196 yds, 14.1 ypr, 12 TDs. OSR:28/42. Fourth/fifth round. (A-34, H-9, VJ-33, SS-DNP).

Shawn Loiseau, LB, Merrimack – 6004 246 4.85 Three-year starter. Sideline to sideline active player. Good instincts. Needs to get more strength to get a fit at the point of attack. Can get turned in the hole. Led his team in tackles for three straight years. Plays square with good lateral agility. Has short arms and small hands to ward off blockers. Needs more strength in his arms and shoulders to control center and guard blocks. Good effort in pursuit. Physically and mentally tough to play the position. Intense. Lacks the speed and anticipation to cover man to man. Tight hips to turn and run. A twodown linebacker. Will contribute on special teams. Was active and productive in the Shrine Game. Has borderline measurables and pro physical skills. 2011 stats: 121 tackles, 10.5 TFL, 4.5 sacks, 1 PBU. OSR:13/16. Seventh round/PFA. (A-30 3/4, H-8 3/8, BP-19, SS-DNP).

Eddie Pleasant, S, Oregon – 5101 211 4.53 Three-year starter. A tough and physical in the box defender with fringe backend skills. Comes hard downhill in run support. Built like a linebacker or running back which he previously played. Thick and strapped together. Relishes contact. Competitive. Reads his keys. Recognizes, then makes a play. Will take bad angles at times in pursuit or supporting the run. Does a good job in zone covering the short and medium areas. Breaks well on the ball. Upgrades a need backup area. Will need to work on and upgrade his man to man coverage skills to make a roster on the next level. Will be a major contributor on special teams’ coverage. 2011 stats: 61 tackles, 2 TFL,1 sack, 9 PD, 3 INTs. BRT:left 4.88, right 4.79. OSR:16/20. Seventh round/PFA. (A-31, H-9 1/4, VJ-33.5, SS-4.28).

Logan Brock, TE, TCU

DJ Bryant, DE, James Madison

Hebron Fangupo, DT, BYU

Jason Ford, RB, Illinois

Johnathan Grimes, RB, William & Mary

David Hunter, DT, Houston

Jerrell Jackson, S, Missouri

Delano Johnson, DE/OB, Bowie State

Case Keenum, QB, Houston

Mario Louis, WR, Grambling State

Desmond Marrow, FS, Toledo

Davin Meggett, RB, Maryland

Nate Menkin, OT, Mary Hardin-Baylor

Rennie Moore, DT, Clemson

Tracy Robertson, DT, Baylor

Phillip Supernaw, TE, Ouachita Baptist

Cody White, OT, Illinois State

Greg Williams, LB, Pittsburgh





This entry was posted in 2012 NFL Draft, 2012 Undrafted Free Agents, AFC South, Houston Texans and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.