Houston Texans: Top 10 Draft Busts in Franchise History

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Former Houston Texans RB Vernand Morency

Texans running back Vernand Morency in second half action as the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Houston Texans in overtime by a score of 20 to 17 at Monster Park, San Francisco, California, January 1, 2006. (Photo by Robert B. Stanton/NFLPhotoLibrary)

Vernand Morency, RB, 2005 3rd round pick

The Houston Texans drafted Morency to back up and potentially leap Domanick Davis (now Williams). Especially if Davis’ injury issues had persisted. Which they did but, Morency never took over the starting role. He finished the year with 184 yards and two touchdowns.

The Texans proceeded to trade Morency to the Packers. He lasted one year there and was out fo the league.

Antoine Caldwell, G/C, 2009 3rd round pick

When the Texans selected Caldwell in the 2009 draft they were hoping to solidify their offensive front. Caldwell was never able to claim a full-time job on a unit that needed someone to step up. He played out his rookie contract while never starting more than seven games in a season. After his first four years, he never appeared in an NFL game again.

DeVier Posey, WR, 2012 2nd round pick

Posey had all of the raw athleticism you could want from a wideout. He was 6’2″ and ran a 4.39 forty. That’s about where the good times end, however. After two subpar seasons of failing to adapt to the slot, Posey got injured. The Houston Texans then rid themselves of him and he never saw an NFL gridiron again.

Dave Ragone, QB, 2003 3rd round pick

This pick was pretty baffling. When the Houston Texans selected Ragone, they had just drafted David Carr first overall the year before. They also had journeyman and solid backup Tony Banks. However, the Texans did need Ragone to start two games in the 2003 season. His play was pretty abysmal collecting only 135 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception. Those two games were the only ones he ever played in.

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