2014 NFL Draft

2014 NFL Draft Tracker

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Pick Team Player Pos Ht Wt School
Round 1 27 (27) Houston Texans DeAndre Hopkins(video) WR 6'2 205 Clemson
DeAndre Hopkins

National Football Post: After years of passing on receivers in the first round, the Texans finally get a big-play target to play opposite of Andre Johnson. A strong and physical receiver, Hopkins' ability to get up the field quickly after the catch, run through tackles and gain yards after contact makes him a threat every time he touches the ball. While he is not a blazer, Hopkins has deceptive acceleration and playing speed to get separation on deep routes. He also has the hands and body control to make tough catches over cornerbacks.

Round 2 25 (57) Houston Texans D.J. Swearinger(video) FS 6'0 210 South Carolina
D.J. Swearinger

National Football Post: After losing Glover Quin, the Texans had a hole at safety, so they make a smart move with Swearinger, who also started at cornerback during his college career. A physical hitter, Swearinger makes a lot of tackles behind the line of scrimmage. His athleticism allows him to match up with tight ends in man coverage and gives him sideline range in deep coverage. The one area of concern is that he does not deal well with blockers, but he has all the physical tools to be a quality starter.

Round 2 25 (57) Houston Texans D.J. Swearinger(video) FS 6'0 210 South Carolina
D.J. Swearinger

National Football Post: After losing Glover Quin, the Texans had a hole at safety, so they make a smart move with Swearinger, who also started at cornerback during his college career. A physical hitter, Swearinger makes a lot of tackles behind the line of scrimmage. His athleticism allows him to match up with tight ends in man coverage and gives him sideline range in deep coverage. The one area of concern is that he does not deal well with blockers, but he has all the physical tools to be a quality starter.

Round 3 27 (89) Houston Texans Brennan Williams(video) T 6'7 310 North Carolina

National Football Post: The Texans reach a little bit by selecting Williams. A big offensive tackle with good short-area quickness and natural strength, Williams can be a very good blocker when he blocks with a solid base and maintains good technique. However, he has a bad habit of stopping his feet and overextending to maintain contact, which leads to him falling off blocks and ending up on the ground way too often for a player with his talent.

Round 3 33 (95) Houston Texans Sam Montgomery(video) DE 6'5 260 LSU
Sam Montgomery

National Football Post: While Montgomery is not a dynamic, explosive pass rusher, he is a great value pick. A strong and physical defensive end at LSU, he will likely be a power outside linebacker in Houston's 3-4 scheme. He is a smart, instinctive and very competitve player who probably will back up the Texans' current outside linebackers, but in time could work himself into a starting spot.


Note: compensatory selection
Round 4 27 (124) Houston Texans Trevardo Williams DE 6'2 233 Connecticut
Trevardo Williams
Round 6 8 (176) Houston Texans David Quessenberry(video) T 6'6 295 San Jose State
David Quessenberry Note: from Titans through Vikings, Cardinals and Raiders
Round 6 27 (195) Houston Texans Alan Bonner WR 5'11 168 Jacksonville State
Round 6 30 (198) Houston Texans Chris Jones(video) DT 6'1 293 Bowling Green
Note: from Falcons through Rams
Round 6 33 (201) Houston Texans Ryan Griffin(video) TE 6'6 247 Connecticut
Ryan Griffin Note: compensatory selection

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Rank Player Pos. Ht. Wt. School Round Pick Tm