In the sixth round, the Houston Texans once again turn to the offensive line to continue to add quality depth to be sure that Watson has the best opportunity to stay upright in 2019. This time, they’ll target a pure interior lineman in Hjalte Froholdt (pronounced yell-duh for-holt) out of Arkansas.
Froholdt first came to the United States from Denmark during his sophomore year of high school for an exchange student program. He then went back to Denmark for this junior year before once again returning to the US to attend IMG Academy and play football for his senior year.
Froholdt started his career at Arkansas as a defensive lineman in 2015 before shifting to the offensive side of the trenches in 2016. He then started 13 games at left guard in 2016 and never looked back as an offensive line prospect, playing games at both guard spots and center throughout the rest of his career.
Froholdt’s future may be at center in the NFL to capitalize on his athleticism and his lack of elite play strength. He sees the field with great vision and can read defenses and stunts well. He obviously needs some more work as a lineman since he’s only done it for three years with only five years of football experience but he has potential to be good swing backup this year and a starter down the road.