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Notable names taken with 177th overall pick

With eight picks in this April's NFL draft, the Texans have plenty of opportunities to add help to the roster. Over the last week, we've taken a look at Houston's draft slots, and what players have contributed from those spots in NFL history.

The 177th overall pick, which is the first of the Texans' three sixth-round selections, gets the spotlight today.

While there aren't many household names, there are plenty of players throughout history who've turned in productive careers after getting chosen 177th overall.

Most recently, Justin Bethel of the Cardinals isn the most notable player who went at 177. The defensive back has been a regular contributor in Arizona, with 96 games played and three pick-sixes since 2012.

In the early part of this century, offensive lineman Reggie Wells (Cardinals in 2003) and linebacker Dhani Jones (Giants in 2000) each spent a decade apiece in the league after getting picked 177th.

Also, Jeff Fisher was chosen 177th by the Bears in 1981. He spent four years in Chicago, most notably as a punt and kickoff returner. But he spent over two decades as an NFL head coach with the Oilers, Titans and Rams.

Below are a few other names that made their mark after going 177th overall.

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