Houston Texans: Post-Combine complete seven round mock draft

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Houston Texans draft target John Cominsky (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

Who? From where? Exactly. John Cominsky wasn’t on very many peoples radar throughout the draft process until very recently. Bruce Feldman touted Cominsky as one of the best athletically gifted players in this year’s draft by adding him to his Feldman’s Freaks list (subscription required) prior to the Combine.

Cominsky lived up to the billing as an athletic freak at the Combine. He weighed in at 286 lbs and standing at a crisp 6’5″. With that, Cominsky ran a 4.69 40 yard dash which is phenomenal for his size. He also showcased his elite explosiveness in the broad jump and vertical. However, his most impressive Combine result was his short shuttled (20 yards) which he did in 4.38 seconds.

Cominsky is a former dual-threat high school quarterback who shifted to defensive end upon his enrollment at Charleston University in West Virginia. He redshirted a season to get his body into defensive end shape and the rest is history.

Cominsky’s stats in college are very good. He racked up 48.5 tackles for loss in four seasons to go with 16 sacks, 200+ tackles, and some fumbles. However, Cominsky was playing again a lot of guys who won’t ever smell an NFL field so, seeing him against better competition was a must. He went to the Senior Bowl and showed that his skills are far more than just lesser competition.

Cominsky could fill a void along the Houston Texans defensive line that could be losing a few key players including Christian Covington. Cominsky could step in at least as a rotational guy from day one with some potential to develop into a starter down the road. He could provide excellent depth up front and make this defense even better.