10. Xavier Su’a-Filo, G, 2014 2nd round pick
The Houston Texans turned heads when they selected Su’a-Filo. However, it wasn’t for a good reason. After falling out of the first round, everyone thought the Texans would scoop up Derek Carr. The team elected to shore up the offensive line instead.
Su’a-Filo got off to a slow start with the Texans due to UCLA’s quarter system and a lack of conditioning. Not a great start for the first pick in the second round.
It took until his third year to become a regular starter. Even then, the results were not great. Su’a-Filo continued to struggle to solidify the left side of the line. If you can’t succeed alongside a tackle like Duane Brown, your life in the league won’t be long.
The Titans have signed Su’a-Filo, best wishes to him as he attempts to resurrect his career.
9. Brennan Williams, OT, 2013 3rd round pick
Williams never suited up in a Houston Texans uniform. Perhaps he should be higher on this list because of that fact. However, it wasn’t for a lack of talent that caused this.
The Texans took a shot on Williams in the third after a decent career at North Carolina to pair with his great size. Unfortunately, Williams was plagued with injury after injury in his short career. The chief injury being microfracture surgery on his right knee.
The Texans cut him after that. Williams had two failed attempts to make the Jaguars and Patriots’ roster. Since then, Williams is trying to make a name for himself in professional wrestling.
Injuries robbed Williams a shot at trying to solidify the offensive line. That is why you find him higher up on this list than you may expect.