The Houston Texans will definitely be looking to bolster and add depth to there offensive line in this year’s draft. Houston’s offensive line was figured out later in the season and defenders were able to get into the backfield and disrupt plays resulting in big problems for Houston. Houston needs to add some depth at center and guard and Texas Tech‘s Deveric Gallington can add depth at both.
Gallington played both guard and center while playing for the Red Raiders and has the size and strength to be a starter in the NFL. Gallington stands 6-3 and tips the scales at 323 pounds. I had the pleasure of talking to Gallington and asking him a few questions.
When asked about his abilities and strong points Gallington responded, “I think my durability, versatility and work ethic are my strong points. I can play more than one position on the offensive line. I never missed a game while I attended Texas Tech, and also believe that I work very hard, I always try to out work the next man.” And about if he preferred one position over the other he responded, “No, I feel comfortable at both positions. Being able to snap the ball is just another tool in my toolbox.”
Houston’s current center Chris Myers is getting older and second-year guard Ben Jones is the only current backup center on the depth chart. Myers will most likely only be around another two to three years and Houston needs another center with the ability to step in at any point.
Gallington had this to say about playing for Houston, “It would be an honor to be a part of the Texan organization. I have always thought it would be great playing for Houston. My last bowl game was at Reliant Stadium so that just made me want to be apart of the Houston Texans even more, great stadium, and being from Texas and being able to play for them would be awesome.”
Gallington is a very underrated player. He has the size and raw ability to be a starter in two to three years and a very solid backup until then. If he is available come the fourth or fifth round, Houston should jump at the chance to add this young, versatile talent.