Over the past few days, we've looked back at the Texans and what they've done in each round of the draft since 2002.
Today the focus is on the 4th round, and Houston's managed to nab contributors throughout their history in that spot. With 20 4th-rounders, the Texans have seen the likes of Domanick Williams, Jerome Mathis, Owen Daniels, Glover Quin, Ben Jones and Tom Savage become among the more notable players to emerge.
Williams, who's last name was changed from Davis, rumbled for a 1,000 yards or more in his first two seasons, and finished with 976 yards in his final campaign of 2005. The LSU running back's three-year career ended with 23 rushing touchdowns and 4.1 yards per carry.
Jerome Mathis also played just three years, but as a rookie returner out of Hampton, he was a 1st-team All-Pro and went to Hawaii as a Pro Bowler. Mathis took a pair of kickoffs that 2005 season back for scores.
Tight end Owen Daniels made a pair of Pro Bowls with the Texans, and the 2006 4th-rounder from Wisconsin caught 29 touchdowns in eight campaigns with Houston.
In 2009 the Texans took cornerback Glover Quin. The New Mexico Lobo contributed at that position for two seasons, but his career flourished in 2011 when he was moved to safety. He picked off five passes in his four seasons with the Texans.
Ben Jones from Georgia came to town in 2012 and promptly started at right guard for 10 games. The next year he had a start at right guard, and switched over to left guard in 2014, where he started the entire 16-game season. He moved to his college position of center in 2015 and started every game for Houston. In 2016 he signed a free-agent deal with the Titans.
Tom Savage started at quarterback nine times for the Texans in his career here. He was plucked from Pitt in 2014.
|2002 (99)||Jonathan Wells||RB||Ohio St.|
|2003 (101)||Domanick Williams||RB||LSU|
|2004 (122)||Glenn Earl||DB||Notre Dame|
|2005 (114)||Jerome Mathis||WR||Hampton|
|2006 (98)||Owen Daniels||TE||Wisconsin|
|2007 (123)||Fred Bennett||DB||South Carolina|
|2008 (118)||Xavier Adibi||LB||Va. Tech|
|2009 (112)||Glover Quin||DB||New Mexico|
|2009 (122)||Anthony Hill||TE||N.C. State|
|2010 (102)||Darryl Sharpton||LB||Miami (FL)|
|2010 (118)||Garrett Graham||TE||Wisconsin|
|2011 (127)||Roc Carmichael||CB||Va. Tech|
|2012 (99)||Ben Jones||OL||Georgia|
|2012 (121)||Keshawn Martin||WR||Michigan St.|
|2012 (126)||Jared Crick||DE||Nebraska|
|2013 (124)||Trevardo Williams||DE||U-Conn|
|2014 (135)||Tom Savage||QB||Pittsburgh|
|2016 (119)||Tyler Ervin||RB||San Jose St.|
|2017 (130)||Julién Davenport||OT||Bucknell|
|2017 (142)||Carlos Watkins||DT||Clemson|
The Houston Texans roster in photos. (Updated 3/2/2021)