Texans, Round 6. Transferred from Illinois in 2012. He was drafted to be a blocker – pure and simple. So there’s no fantasy value here.
All-Star Games: Senior Bowl.
Positives: Very good height and great bulk for a fullback. Solid run blocker who can latch on and drive defenders back. Very good pass blocker in college – who seemed like a wall at times and was seldom beaten. Was also an upback on the kick return team. Above-average track speed and adequate game speed. Above-average upper-body strength.
Negatives: Though he seemed like such a solid blocker in college, he was trucked several times in Senior Bowl practices. Has inconsistent hands and concentration and will drop some easy ones. Seemed consistently overmatched at Senior Bowl practices and game. Below-average routes, and is not very quick in and out of his breaks. Below-average vertical leap.
Projection: He was drafted to be a blocker – pure and simple. So there’s no fantasy value here. As a blocking fullback, there’s no need to draft in fantasy.