By Ryan Ratty @RyanRattyNFL on April 23, 2014
Although the Houston Texans have the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Texans have a talented roster. J.J. Watt, Arian Foster and Andre Johnson are just three players at the top of their respective positions on this team. The Texans will find success in 2014. Here are five draft prospects who could be sleeper picks at the end of the draft.
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Matt Patchan stole the show at the NFL Scouting Combine as he was the fastest offensive lineman in the entire event. Patchan has good versatile for the NFL. Although he has a history of injuries, Patchan would fill a need as a guard or a tackle for the Texans.
John Urschel had a good college career at Penn State, the same college that Bill O'Brien coached at last year. It wouldn't be surprising if O'Brien picked one of his old players. The best thing about Urschel is that he fills a need. He has a high football IQ and he is good at run blocking, which will help out Arian Foster.
Adrian Hubbard never panned out at the University of Alabama. For an outside linebacker, he possesses an elite body. Hubbard is 6-foot-5 and 265 pounds. He needs a ton of work in the passing game, but Hubbard is solid in the running game and he doesn't allow anyone to get past him. Houston needs an outside linebacker and Hubbard would be a good fit.
6-foot-7, 355 pounds. What's not to love? Daniel McCullers is the biggest body in this year's draft class. He projects as a 3-4 nose tackle in the NFL, and that is a position Houston needs to fill after Earl Mitchell left in free agency. McCullers won't get a ton of sacks, but he is special at taking on double teams in the middle of the field.
Bill O'Brien has a history of working with quarterbacks. He helped Tom Brady become the quarterback he is today, and it is no secret that the Texans will be drafting a quarterback in May's draft. If Houston waits until the end of the draft, Logan Thomas would be a good fit. He is raw, but Thomas has all of the intangibles. He has a strong arm and he is 6-foot-6. His accuracy is subpar, but he has the arm strength to improve that in the NFL.
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