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  • Thu., Apr. 30, 2015 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM CDT 2015 Houston Texans Draft Party pres. by Coors Light

    The 2015 Houston Texans Draft Party presented by Coors Light isThursday, April 30 at NRG Stadium.  The Draft Party begins at 5 p.m. CDT and the 2015 NFL Draft begins at 7 p.m. CDT.

    NFL Network’s draft coverage will be shown on the HD televisions throughout the 100 Level Concourse and Texans Radio on SportsRadio 610 will broadcast live, with commentary and analysis from “The Voice of the Texans,” Marc Vandermeer, and a number of special guests. When the Texans make their first-round pick, fans at the Draft Party will hear from the player first as part of Texans Radio’s live broadcast.

    Texans Ambassadors will be on hand to sign autographs throughout the evening. Texans fans can also get their first glimpse of the 2015 Houston Texans Cheerleaders when the squad makes its debut performance at the event. 

    Young fans can play in the TORO’s Kids Club Zone presented by Kroger, which will feature interactive games, a balloon artist and appearances by TORO and Deep Steel Thunder. Fans can also take photos in Memory Alley located on the concourse. 

    Get more information on the event here.

     

     

  • Fri., May. 01, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CDT Flashback Fridays at Go Texan Store

    Stop by the Go Texan Store on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm to meet a TBD Houston Texans Ambassador.  Fans can also enjoy a 10% off Power Hour discount in the Go Texan Store during the event!

    Store info - http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html

  • Sat., May. 02, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT Texans Care Volunteer Day presented by Reliant Texans Care Volunteer Day presented by Reliant is a city-wide volunteer day on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 8AM - noon where Texans players, Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO and staff will volunteer alongside Texans fans!

    As an organization, the Texans make it a priority to give back to the Houston community. This day provides an opportunity to invite Texans fans to volunteer with the team to make a positive change. These organizations work to improve the standard of living for the young people of Houston, which aligns with the Texans mission to be Champions for Youth.

    There are plenty of locations across Houston, so sign up today at http://www.houstontexans.com/community/volunteer-day.html!
  • Sat., May. 02, 2015 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM CDT NFL Draft Day 3 from Houston Texans Grille

    Stop by the Houston Texans Grille (I-10 & Beltway 8) on Day 3 of the NFL Draft, Saturday, May 2 from 10:30am – 6:30pm for a chance to announce a Texans Draft Pick live on TV or chance to win tons of other prizes!

    All of the Texans draft picks that day will be made by Texans fans live from the Grille, with at least one on NFL Network and the rest on NFL.com. See rules - http://bit.ly/1Eid0WN

    Texans Radio with Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer and special guests, will be broadcasting LIVE the entire time. Plus, Houston Texans Cheerleaders and Ambassadors will be there for autographs and pictures!

  • Sun., May. 03, 2015 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT Texans All Access: 2015 Draft on KTRK ABC 13

    Tune in to KTRK ABC 13 in Houston on Sunday, May 3 at 11pm to catch the Texans TV special, Texans All Access: 2015 Draft.  This will be an exclusive look into the day of the Texans first round draft pick, as well as an analysis of all the 2015 Texans draft picks from Texans TV Insiders.

    Fans throughout Texas, be sure to check your local TV listings for air dates and times in your area.

  • Tue., May. 05, 2015 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT Texans Radio Live at Houston Texans Grille Stop by the Houston Texans Grille located at CityCentre, 12848 Queensbury Ln. Ste 208, Houston, TX 77024 (I-10 & Beltway 8), as Texans Radio broadcasts LIVE with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!
  • Wed., May. 13, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM CDT Moms Clinic presented by Houston Methodist and GE

    The Houston Texans are proud to partner with GE and Houston Methodist to launch the Play Safe Moms Clinic just for football moms on May 13th!

    This free clinic will provide moms with the latest safety information in concussion awareness, proper hydration and nutrition to prepare them for the upcoming football season.  These classroom-style instructions and interactive football drills will take place in the Houston Methodist Training Center.

    Space is limited, so register today at http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/momclinic.html!

  • Sun., May. 17, 2015 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Gridiron Gang Auditions

    Are you motivated, outgoing and passionate? Well then, we're looking for you to audition for the Houston Texans Gridiron Gang gameday entertainment team on Sunday, May 17 from 1-3pm at the Hosuton Methodist Training Center.

    For more info and to regsiter, click this link - http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/gridiron2.html

  • Thu., May. 21, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Radio Live at Houston Texans Grille Stop by the Houston Texans Grille located at CityCentre (I-10 & Beltway 8) as Texans Radio broadcasts LIVE from 6pm - 7pm with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!
  • Fri., Jun. 05, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CDT Flashback Fridays at Go Texan Store

    Stop by the Go Texan Store on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm to meet a TBD Houston Texans Ambassador.  Fans can also enjoy a 10% off Power Hour discount in the Go Texan Store during the event!

    Store info - http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html

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Path to the Draft: Daniel Jeremiah on ILB, OLB, NT, S

Posted Apr 17, 2013

NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah analyzes potential inside linebacker, outside linebacker, safety and nose tackle draft prospects for the Texans.


NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah joined "Texans All Access" on Tuesday afternoon for his weekly “Path to the Draft” segment on Texans Radio presented by Warehouse Pool Supply.

A former scout for three different NFL teams, Jeremiah discussed potential inside linebacker, outside linebacker, safety and nose tackle options for the Texans with the 2013 NFL Draft a little more than one week away (April 25-27). Here are some of his comments below. PODCAST: Full interview

Inside linebacker

On LSU’s Kevin Minter at No. 27 overall: “I think you’re going to have the option to flirt with him. Whether or not you want to marry him is gonna be entirely up to the Texans. I do think he’ll be there when they pick. The fact that he came in a little undersized, 5-11, didn’t run as well at the Combine, low 4.8s; he did clean that up a little bit at his Pro Day, but he’s one of my favorite players in the draft. I think he’s just a really solid football player. Maybe doesn’t have that elite range and speed that you’d like, but he’s just somebody that’s so instinctive, is always around the football and just a solid football player. He’s a plug-and-play guy.”

On other ILB possibilities for the Texans: “One guy to keep an eye on is Kiko Alonso from Oregon, who’s 6-3, 240 pounds. The Texans have that big front seven; he’d fit right in. Somebody that’s really big and rangy, can run and can really cover, which is what I really like about him, covering blitz. Now, coming downhill, he needs to use his hands to take on blockers a little bit better, but you’re talking about someone with some real big-time size, speed and (who’s) gonna make a lot of plays. He’s had some off-field issues… but he’s one to keep an eye on. Also, I like Jon Bostic from Florida, 6-foot, 245-pound kid, another one that just plays really well.  The question with him was play speed, then he goes to the Combine and runs a really good time, so that kind of eased any of those concerns. This draft is loaded in a lot of positions, inside linebacker being one of them.”

Outside linebacker

On potential options in the early rounds: “There were actually a couple of players in this draft that teams are really, really varied in their grades on, both from Florida State, Bjoern Werner and  Tank Carradine. Werner doesn’t have the ideal measurables you’re looking for. He is productive when you watch him on tape. He’s kind of been labeled as this over-achiever, try-hard player. When I watch him on tape, I actually dinged him on effort a couple times. There was a play against Miami where he kind of completely shut it down in pursuit. That bothered me some, but he does have a knack as a pass rusher, very productive at Florida State. He’s somebody some teams see as a top-15 pick, other teams have him in the late second round. They’re all over the map on him. Tank Carradine, coming off of a knee injury, I actually gave him the same grade as I gave Werner. I had him sequenced a little bit above Werner assuming he returns to full health, which he should. He’s somebody that’s long, he’s physical, maybe not as smooth as Werner but a stronger player, a much better run defender and somebody that gets to the quarterback using power.”

Safety

On LSU’s Eric Reid: “I’m not as high on Eric Reid as some others. There’s reasons to really like him because you have the size, the speed, the athleticism. He put on a show his pro day; everybody that was there said it was a big-time display. But when I watched him on tape this year, I was disappointed compared to the year before. He made a lot of plays on the ball the year before. This year, you just didn’t see him touch the football that much, missed a bunch of tackles. The Ole Miss game to me is the one that sticks out where their quarterback takes off in the middle of the field and Eric doesn’t get him on the ground and he gets a touchdown as a result. So he is, to me, a high-ceiling, low-floor player, meaning there’s some risk involved, but you could hit it big. There’s enough teams that are interested in him that I think you’re gonna see him go off probably in the first 25 picks.”

On Fresno State’s Phillip Thomas: “Well, if you like guys that intercept the football, you’ll like him because he does it a lot. Eric Reid, you watch all these games and you don’t really see him make many plays on the ball. Philip Thomas led the nation in interceptions. He had eight; I remember two very athletic picks. He’s gonna have some missed tackles, all these safeties do miss some tackles so, to me, you have to be able to offset those missed tackles with ball production and that’s what this kid Phillip Thomas does. He gets his hands on a lot of footballs. Maybe not ideal size, but he’s a tough kid, you can put him down in the box. The closer to the line of scrimmage he is, the better he is as a tackler. You give him a lot of room to close and make tackles in open space, you’ll have some issues but he’s gonna generate some turnovers for your defense. Probably looking at him at the earliest maybe a late second round but probably gonna see him go in the third.”

Nose tackle

On potential Texans picks: “Well, I’d keep an eye on Jesse Williams from Alabama. Really good football player that would be a great fit there. I have him as the 28th best player in the draft, so he’s kind of right in the Texans’ wheelhouse. That’d be somebody I’m really excited on. After that, you start looking at some guys in the next couple rounds. You’ve got some smaller school guys that are interesting. Brandon Williams from Missouri Southern, 341 pounds. If you want something interesting, weird to watch on YouTube, type in his name and you’ll see him walking on his hands all over the football field. You’ve got Montori Hughes, who was at Tennessee, got in some trouble there, ended up at Tennessee Martin. He’s a big, athletic kid that could be a nose. You’ve got Johnathan Hankins from Ohio State. Some people have him in the first round. I think of him as a second-round pick. He plays nose, plays at defensive end as well at a 3-4. Big, strong kid.”

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