Notable Names picked 222nd
Notable Names picked 214th
The Texans own eight picks in the 2018 Draft, including three sixth-rounders. One of those picks in the 6th is the 211th overall, and we're examinine some of the more notable names to get selected there. Over the last week, we spotlighted the 222nd and 214th overall picks, which the Texans also have.
Three times in franchise history the Texans have tabbed a player in the 211th slot. Receiver Sloan Thomas (2004) and linebacker Reshard Cliett (2015) combined to appear in one total game, but fullback Jay Prosch has been a regular since he was chosen out of Auburn in 2014.
Running back Chris Ogbonnaya spent some time with the Texans in 2011, but the Strake Jesuit College Prep/University of Texas product was picked 211th overall by the Rams in the 2009 Draft.
No 211th overall selection played more games than punter Max Runager, who lasted 11 NFL seasons and won a Super Bowl with the 1984 San Francisco 49ers. He was originally slected by the Eagles in 1979.
Speaking of Super Bowls, receiver David Tyree was the 211th pick in the 2003 Draft by the Giants. He came down with the famous 'Helmet Catch' in the Super Bowl win over the previously undefeated Patriots.
Laverne Torzcon was chosen by the Browns in the 1957 Draft, going in the 18th round at 211 overall. Nicknamed 'Tarzan', he was a 1st-Team All-Pro defensive end for the Bills in 1960.
Below are some other notable names who were chosen at 211 in the draft.