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Texans pick up 21 undrafted rookies

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The Houston Texans have reached contract agreements with 21 undrafted rookies, per John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. Here they are:

TCU tight end Logan Brock, James Madison linebacker D.J. Bryant, BYU defensive tackle Loni Fangupo, Illinois fullback Jason Ford, William & Mary running back Jonathan Grimes, Houston defensive end David Hunter, Missouri receiver Jerrell Jackson, Bowie State linebacker Dalano Johnson, North Carolina receiver Dwight Jones (pictured), Houston quarterback Case Keenum, Grambling receiver Mario Louis, Merrimack linebacker Shawn Loiseau, Toledo safety Desmond Marrow, Maryland running back Davin Meggett, Mary Hardin-Baylor tackle Nate Menkin, Clemson defensive end Rennie Moore, Oregon safety Eddie Pleasant, Baylor defensive end Tracy Robertson, Ouachita Baptist tight end Phillip Supernaw, Illinois State guard Cody White, Pittsburgh linebacker Greg Williams.

Alongside Keenum, the most notable Texans undrafted rookie addition is Jones, the North Carolina wideout. Highly productive in college and a second-team All-ACC selection as a senior, Jones finished his career with 152 receptions for 2,163 yards and 16 touchdown catches.

Jones, who goes 6-foot-3 and 226 pounds, was a top-25 recruit coming out of high school in 2007, rated ahead of NFL players such as Arrelious Benn and Dez Bryant. Character and work ethic concerns ultimately knocked Jones out of the draft.

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9 Responses to “Texans pick up 21 undrafted rookies”
  1. zacmonte says: Apr 29, 2012 7:22 PM

    Dwight Jones is a nice pickup for Houston. I watched the whole 6th and 7th round waiting for him to get picked. He has nice upside, and that late in the draft, might as well take a flier, plus, the Texans need the help at WR.

  2. duanethomas says: Apr 29, 2012 8:45 PM

    More hapyy for these guys then most of the first rounders who all have been told they are HOF’s. These guys will work and 1 0r 2 will have long solid careers in the league. Bully for them!

  3. raqaiw says: Apr 29, 2012 10:52 PM

    2011 Texans = 2010 Chiefs

  4. ledhed1212 says: Apr 30, 2012 12:07 AM

    Hey Raqaiw…

    Go ahead and project Houston to be the 2010 Chiefs…. Your projections are about 10 years late.

    You will change your tune and become a believer when the Houston Texans kick YOUR team’s a$$ for the NEXT decade…..

    This franchise now looks to be pretty strong and be that while for a while… Like I said, you will change your tune next fall, much to your chagrin!

  5. 23chameleons says: Apr 30, 2012 8:30 AM

    The Saints used the 252nd pick in the 2006 NFL draft on a “TE” who was expected to go undrafted. I think Marques Colston has proven a lot of people wrong since then. Let’s hope at least one of these guys has that same capability and “want to” attitude.

    And ledhed1212 … let’s not present Texans fans like we’re Philly fans, OK ?

  6. jwocky1 says: Apr 30, 2012 8:54 AM

    It’s time to start giving Rick Smith more credit

  7. jason49er says: May 3, 2012 11:02 AM

    So wait, this guy was a better prospect at one point then Dez Bryant who has his own character concerns…how god awful must this guy’s work ethic and character be if he went from that to being knocked all the way out of the draft??

  8. billhicks666 says: May 3, 2012 9:36 PM

    If nothing else, Dwight Jones will provide some memorable interviews. In his first interview after he got picked up by the Texans, he must have referred to himself in third person a half dozen times. Classic!

  9. humpofdc says: May 4, 2012 2:51 PM

    I’m rooting for Bowie State linebacker Dalano Johnson to make it. Go Bulldog!!!

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