The Houston Texans had a great first two days of the draft. The Texans finally drafted their quarterback during day three, after selecting Jadeveon Clowney, Xavier Su’a-Filo, C.J. Fiedorowicz, and Louis Nix III during the first two days.
Here you can find how NFL.com feels about each prospect they selected earlier today. I’ve added their strengths here, but you’re going to have to click on the full scouting report for their weaknesses and more.
Let’s take a look at the new Texans selected during day three.
4. Tom Savage (QB – Pittsburgh) – Full scouting report
Strengths: Terrific size. Sets with balance. Easy, compact, high three-quarters release. Spins a catchable ball. Excellent arm strength to complete NFL throws — capable of sticking outs from the deep hash or launching balls 60 yards on the money. Experience in pro-style offense. Smart and hardworking. Solid personal and football character. Has tools to work with. Team captain.
6. Jeoffrey Pagan (DE – Alabama) – Full scouting report
Strengths: Good size. Can occupy blocks and squeeze running lanes. Strong hands to press and tug free. Can push the pocket. Heavy tackler. Played multiple techniques in a pro-style, hybrid defensive scheme.
6. Alfred Blue (RB – LSU) - Full scouting report
Strengths: Terrific size and musculature. Inside-outside ability. Nice vision, instincts and patience. Has good speed for a back his size — opens up his stride in the clear. Strong runner — heavy on contact. Powers through arm tackles and runs with forward lean. Wields an effective stiff-arm. Looks to have good hands in limited exposure. Flashes playmaking ability. Has tread on his tires — averaged just 52 carries per season at LSU. Has experience in a pro-style offense and on special teams. Clear upside.
6. Jay Prosch (FB – Auburn) – Full scouting report
Strengths: Exceptional weight-room strength. Outstanding peripheral blocking vision — scans wide and locates. Generates power through his lower body and drives defenders out of the hole. Very good hip roll and explosion. Runs his feet on contact. Intense, determined competitor. Good finisher. Is fairly light on his feet for such a big, strong player. Can create a surge in short-yardage situations and power through the line. Catches the ball easily. Core special-teams performer. Outstanding personal and football character — highly respected team leader. Versatility is a big plus. Very durable.
7. Andre Hal (DB – Vanderbilt)
I’m not going to give you a NFL.com here, instead, I’m going to drop this link from our friends at the BattleRedBlog. Brett Kollmann did an absolutely fantastic job taking a look at Hal several weeks before the draft. Check it all out.
What makes Hal so appetizing as a prospect, at least based on my own evaluation, is his impeccable footwork, eye discipline, and hand placement. It becomes more and more apparent just how much Hal has drilled himself into technical precision the more I watch his tape. His pedal is low and smooth, his hands are always settled in the right position whether in press of off, and he has a knack for reading quarterbacks without getting fooled by good route runners. In short, Andre Hal can play some damn good football.
7. Lonnie Ballentine (DB – Memphis) – Full scouting report
Strengths: Exceptional size, length and closing speed. Can get over the top and leverage the field. Plays with emotion. Superb pro day workout, posting some sub-4.4-second 40 times and a 38-inch vertical jump. Flashes straight-line striking ability when he has a clean angle.
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