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Playoffs
05-10-2014, 07:26 PM
Post confirmed UnDrafted Free Agent signings here...

http://www.stateofthetexans.com/blog/2014/05/10/2014-houston-texans-rookie-udfas/

PDS ‏@PatDStat
University of Houston OL Kevin Forsch has signed with the #Texans

#Texans invite Louisiana-Lafayette TE Ian Thompson.(TRYOUT)

Cincinnati WR Anthony McClung to the #Texans.

Texans have signed Lacoltan Bester, WR from Oklahoma.

#Texans have signed Baylor OLB Terrance Lloyd.

#Texans have signed Marcus Williams, CB from North Dakota State.

#Texans have signed Chris Coyle, TE from Arizona State.

#Texans have signed Montana C Kjleby Oiland.

BCUís Nick Addison (S) signed by the #Texans

#Texans have signed Jason Ankrah, DE from Nebraska.

#Texans signed #Texans have signed Miami (OH) Austin Brown, DT.

#Texans signed Cal Poly DT Stan Grosz

#Texans have signed Pitt DT Tyrone Ezell.(TRYOUT)

#Texans have signed Rice K Chris Boswell.

#Texans sign Matt Feiler OT from Bloomsburg.

#Texans have signed Anthony Denham TE from Utah.

The #Texans have signed DT from Oregon Wade Keliikipi.(TRYOUT)

The #Texans have signed ASU LB Chris Young.

The #Texans have signed DE Chris McAllister from Baylor.

#Texans sign Chris Martin OT from Central Florida.

#Texans sign Cory Henry DE Florida Atlantic.

#Texans sign Brendan Daly, LB, Hawaii(TRYOUT)

#Texans sign Michigan State ILB Max Bullough.

#Texans sign OT Bryan Witzmann from South Dakota State.

WR Nathan Slaughter from West TAMU A&M is headed to the Texans. #Texans
David NuŮo ‏@DavidNunoABC13
Just got word that @Labhart15 (WR Travis Labhart from Texas A&M) just agreed to a deal with the #texans
Ron Roberts ‏@CoachRonRoberts
S Theo Alexander SE Louisiana signs with Texans!!! #LionNation
Hullabaloo Sports ‏@hullsports
#Tulane DT Julius Warmsley has signed with the Houston Texans.
ESPN 1420 ‏@espn1420
Congrats to Ragin' Cajun TE Ian Thompson @redcajun85 on signing with the Texans! Keep grinding and go get it.
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Position groups

WR: Nathan Slaughter, Anthony McClung, Lacoltan Bester, Travis Labhart

TE: Ian Thompson, Chris Coyle, Anthony Denham

OL: Kevin Forsch, OT Matt Feiler, OT Chris Martin, OT Bryan Witzmann, C Kjleby Oiland

DT: Austin Brown, Stan Grosz, Tyrone Ezell, Wade Keliikipi, Julius Warmsley

DE: Jason Ankrah, Chris McAllister, Cory Henry

LB: ILB Max Bullough, Chris Young, OLB Terrance Lloyd, Brendan Daly

CB: Marcus Williams,

S: Nick Addison, Theo Alexander

K: Chris Boswell

Thorn
05-10-2014, 07:37 PM
http://media.townhall.com/Townhall/ColPics/nathanslaughter.jpg

Nathan Slaughter, Chief Investment Strategist of Market Advisor, Scarcity & Real Wealth, and Energy & Income, has developed a long and successful track record over the years by finding profitable investments no matter

ummmm......wait a minute....

The Pencil Neck
05-10-2014, 07:38 PM
PDS @PatDStat
#Texans sign Bryan Witzmann from South Dakota State. OT.

rmartin65
05-10-2014, 07:38 PM
Slaughter is a good pickup.

Vance87
05-10-2014, 07:39 PM
http://media.townhall.com/Townhall/ColPics/nathanslaughter.jpg



ummmm......wait a minute....

Red zone target!

Thorn
05-10-2014, 07:41 PM
Somerset native Bryan Witzmann is anxiously awaiting to see if heíll be selected in this weekís 2014 National Football League Draft.

Witzmann, who completed his senior season at South Dakota State University last fall, was one of the most successful players in the history of the Jackrabbitsí program. He started more games than any player in program history, spending four seasons as the starting left tackle. Witzmann paved the way for SDSU running back Zach Zenner to rush for more than 2,000 yards each of the past two seasons.

Witzmann, listed at 6 feet, 7 inches and 311 pounds, has an outside chance of being taken in the later rounds of the NFL Draft. The draft will begin on Thursday and run through Saturday.

http://www.newrichmond-news.com/content/bryan-witzmann-awaits-nfl-draft-call

SAMURAITEXAN
05-10-2014, 07:42 PM
Slaughter is a good pickup.

Which one investment guy or West TAMU guy? Sorry, had to go there.

281
05-10-2014, 07:43 PM
I hope we get Shayne Skov.

The Pencil Neck
05-10-2014, 07:43 PM
PDS @PatDStat
#Texans sign Michigan State ILB Max Bullough.


THANK YOU!

rmartin65
05-10-2014, 07:43 PM
Which one investment guy or West TAMU guy?

WTAMU WR/RS. Not very big, but moves extremely well.

Thorn
05-10-2014, 07:44 PM
Slaughter is graded as a late-round draft target or a priority free agent.

At his Pro Day, he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.34 seconds with a 44.5-inch vertical leap, an 11-6 broad jump and bench pressed 225 pounds 16 times.

The 5-foot-9, 184-pounder caught 50 passes for 516 yards and three touchdowns last season. He had three touchdowns on 36 kickoff returns, averaging 36.1 yards per return.

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/several-teams-interested-west-texas-220107881--nfl.html

rmartin65
05-10-2014, 07:45 PM
PDS @PatDStat
#Texans sign Michigan State ILB Max Bullough.


THANK YOU!

Awesome

Kaiser Toro
05-10-2014, 07:45 PM
PDS @PatDStat
#Texans sign Michigan State ILB Max Bullough.


THANK YOU!

Awesome!

The Pencil Neck
05-10-2014, 07:45 PM
PDS @PatDStat
#Texans sign ECUís Angus Johnson.

Thorn
05-10-2014, 07:45 PM
Max Bullough

Analysis

Strengths
Terrific football intelligence. Keys and diagnoses quickly, understands run fits and spills willingly. Physical -- good take-on/tackle strengh between the tackles. Pursues hard. Good tackler when he's able to square up ball carriers. Two-year captain with outstanding football character. Leads vocally and by example. Football is in his blood and approaches the game accordingly. His 30 bench-press reps were tied for most among linebackers at the combine.
Weaknesses
Average athlete. Not explosive. Tight hips (exposed in space). Limited foot speed, lateral agility and range. Can be late to the perimeter. Struggles in man coverage and is stiff dropping/turning in coverage. Non-explosive athlete: His 31-inch vertical and 9-foot, 3-inch broad jump were among the worst posted by linebackers at the combine.
Draft Projection
Rounds 4-5
Bottom Line
Big, tough, experienced, durable, competitive Mike linebacker who was a heart-and-soul type for the stingiest defense in college football. Like a coach on the field, Bullough is a throwback talent whose instincts and technique will have to compensate for athletic limitations for him to win a starting role.

http://www.nfl.com/draft/2014/profiles/max-bullough?id=2543819

SAMURAITEXAN
05-10-2014, 07:47 PM
WTAMU WR/RS. Not very big, but moves extremely well.

Sounds good. As long as he can move my investment well and turn that investment to a ring.

Thorn
05-10-2014, 07:48 PM
I'm not finding anything on Angus Johnson

The Pencil Neck
05-10-2014, 07:48 PM
PDS @PatDStat
#Texans sign Cory Henry DE Florida Atlantic.

And we might NOT have gotten Bullough...

Honoring Earl 34
05-10-2014, 07:48 PM
PDS @PatDStat
#Texans sign Michigan State ILB Max Bullough.


THANK YOU!

Awesome!

http://vimeo.com/57016424

The Pencil Neck
05-10-2014, 07:50 PM
PDS @PatDStat
#Texans sign Chris Martin OT from Central Florida.

rmartin65
05-10-2014, 07:51 PM
PDS @PatDStat
#Texans sign ECUís Angus Johnson.

Who?

I'm not finding anything on Angus Johnson

Me neither

PDS @PatDStat
#Texans sign Cory Henry DE Florida Atlantic.

And we might NOT have gotten Bullough...

NEPatsDraft is reporting we got Bullough. They are usually pretty good.

Thorn
05-10-2014, 07:51 PM
Cory Henry was tied for the Conference USA lead in sacks this season, getting to the quarterback a FAU-record 7.5 times this season ó including a record 4.5-sack performance against FIU in the final week of the season.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/fau-owls/sfl-fau-defenders-djoun-smith-cory-henry-named-allconference-usa-20131210,0,3740963.story

Honoring Earl 34
05-10-2014, 07:52 PM
PDS @PatDStat
#Texans sign ECUís Angus Johnson.

I wanted Angus Young . :vincepalm:

The Pencil Neck
05-10-2014, 07:52 PM
PDS @PatDStat
The #Texans have signed ASU LB Chris Young.

The Pencil Neck
05-10-2014, 07:53 PM
NEPatsDraft is reporting we got Bullough. They are usually pretty good.

Yeah, I just saw that, too.

I wasn't sure from PDS if he was taking back one of his tweets.

The Pencil Neck
05-10-2014, 07:54 PM
PDS @PatDStat
The #Texans have signed DT from Oregon Wade Keliikipi.

Thorn
05-10-2014, 07:56 PM
Strengths: Chris Young's production at Arizona State is hard to ignore. He posted over 200 total tackles and 31.5 tackles for loss in two years. He always had a knack for finding the football and made several key plays for Arizona State over the course of the last two seasons. Young is a good tackler and has the ability to take on and shed blocks in his pursuit of the ball.

Weaknesses: Young is a bit undersized for the ILB position at the next level. He has to improve his coverage skills and he has to improve his ability to move laterally. Young ran a 4.85 40-yard dash, which is an average time for a linebacker.

http://www.houseofsparky.com/2014/5/9/5695920/2014-nfl-draft-profile-lb-chris-young-asu

The Pencil Neck
05-10-2014, 07:56 PM
PDS @PatDStat
#Texans have signed Anthony Denham WR from Utah.

Thorn
05-10-2014, 07:57 PM
Oregon Wade Keliikipi

2013 ó The primary defensive tackle started all three contests racking up nine total tackles thus far . . . Racked up a four takedowns (two solo), including an assisted sack for three-yard loss at Virginia, after recording three unassisted stops and a fumble recovery in the season-opening win against Nicholls.

http://www.goducks.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=204773885

The Pencil Neck
05-10-2014, 07:57 PM
From NEPatriotsDraft
Houston Texans
Nathan Slaughter WR West Texas A&M
Max Bullough LB Michigan State
James Gayle DE Virginia Tech

Marshall
05-10-2014, 07:57 PM
Post confirmed UnDrafted Free Agent signings here...

PDS ‏@PatDStat

I guess we got two of the guys I wanted in the seventh round as UFAs. Bullough and Chris OT.

rmartin65
05-10-2014, 07:58 PM
nepatriotsdraft is reporting we signed James Gayle, DE/OLB, VT

EDIT: TPN is all over this, haha

The Pencil Neck
05-10-2014, 07:58 PM
PDS @PatDStat
#Texans sign Matt Feiler OT from Bloomsburg.

The Pencil Neck
05-10-2014, 07:59 PM
PDS @PatDStat
#Texans have signed Rice Kicker Chris Boswell.

The Pencil Neck
05-10-2014, 07:59 PM
nepatriotsdraft is reporting we signed James Gayle, DE/OLB, VT

EDIT: TPN is all over this, haha

I'm channeling my inner playoffs.

The Pencil Neck
05-10-2014, 08:00 PM
PDS @PatDStat
#Texans have signed Pitt DT Tyrone Ezell.

BullNation4Life
05-10-2014, 08:01 PM
I wanted Angus Young . :vincepalm:

nannnannana....THUNDER.....nanannannana....THUNDER ....



I would like them to sign Jackson Jeffcoat out of Texas. Could be a good backup to one of the OLB positions...

Thorn
05-10-2014, 08:01 PM
I'm getting to stoned to keep finding these guys. I keep forgetting which IE tab I'm on. LOL

The Pencil Neck
05-10-2014, 08:01 PM
PDS @PatDStat
Hawaii LB Brendan Daley is scheduled for a tryout with the #Texans for rookie mini camp.

srrono
05-10-2014, 08:02 PM
Mike Loyko ‏@NEPD_Loyko 33s

Shayne Skov to Oakland

The Pencil Neck
05-10-2014, 08:05 PM
Mike Loyko ‏@NEPD_Loyko 33s

Shayne Skov to Oakland

Along with Mike Davis, WR, Texas.

DX-TEX
05-10-2014, 08:05 PM
mike loyko ‏@nepd_loyko 33s

shayne skov to oakland

boooooooo

The Pencil Neck
05-10-2014, 08:05 PM
@PatDStat: The #Texans have signed DE Chris McAllister from Baylor.

The Pencil Neck
05-10-2014, 08:07 PM
David NuŮo @DavidNunoABC13
Just got word that @Labhart15 (Travis Labhart from Texas A&M) just agreed to a deal with the #texans #abc13

Thorn
05-10-2014, 08:07 PM
I'll keep trying.

Tyrone Ezell

School: Pittsburgh

Position: DT

Positive: Two-year starter at nose tackle who collected 34 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, and 2 sacks last season. Quick, competitive gap occupier in the middle of the line. Fires off the snap, plays through the whistle, and quickly changes direction, Shows the ability to get down the line of scrimmage in pursuit. Works his hands throughout the play and holds his ground against blocks.

Negative: Marginally productive and not much of a playmaker. Average size and can be controlled by a single blocker.

Analysis: Ezell was a terrific complementary player to Aaron Donald on Pittsburgh's defensive line but lacks the athleticism to be anything other than a gap-occupying tackle in the NFL.

http://www.draftinsider.net/reports/2014/DT/Tyrone-Ezell

Height: 6-3

Weight: 306

40: 5.38

Year: 5Sr

Thorn
05-10-2014, 08:09 PM
Chris McAllister

All-Big 12 defensive end finished career tied as all-time sack leader at Baylor... Led BU in sacks in both seasons as starter (6.0 in 2012, 6.5 in 2013)... 2013 All-Big 12 first-teamer and 2012 Holiday Bowl Defensive MVP... Member of senior class that played in four straight bowl games for first time in school history and earned program's first Big 12 Championship and BCS Bowl berth in 2013...

http://www.baylorbears.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/chris_mcallister_437867.html

Thorn
05-10-2014, 08:12 PM
A stat page on Travis Labhart

http://stats.washingtonpost.com/cfb/players.asp?id=202566

keyser
05-10-2014, 08:16 PM
As much as I like Labhart (was a key part of the Aggies' offense this year), I don't think he's likely to make the team.

Honoring Earl 34
05-10-2014, 08:16 PM
A stat page on Travis Labhart

http://stats.washingtonpost.com/cfb/players.asp?id=202566

Cleveland didn't want him ?

LikeMike
05-10-2014, 08:17 PM
What about that tackle Robinson or what his name was, did he get picked yet?

The Pencil Neck
05-10-2014, 08:21 PM
What about that tackle Robinson or what his name was, did he get picked yet?

Not that I've seen.

srrono
05-10-2014, 08:23 PM
The UDFAs (Not Confirmed by the Texans)

Bryan Witzmann, OT, South Dakota State

Nathan Slaughter, WR, West Texas A&M

Max Bullough, ILB, Michigan State

Cory Henry, DE, Florida Atlantic

Anthony Denham, TE, Utah

Tyone Ezell, DT, Pitssburgh

Travis Labhart, WR, Texas A&M

Chris Martin, OT, Central Florida

Chris Boswell, K, Rice

Chris McAllister, DE, Baylor

Matt Feiler, OT, Bloomsburg

Brendan Daly, LB, Hawaii, (TRYOUT)

Travis Labhart, WR, Texas A&M

Chris Young, LB, Arizona State

Wade Keliikipi, DT, OREGON

source (http://www.stateofthetexans.com/blog/2014/05/10/2014-houston-texans-rookie-udfas/)

CloakNNNdagger
05-10-2014, 08:24 PM
PDS @PatDStat
#Texans have signed Rice Kicker Chris Boswell.

I remember him missing quite a few medium long FGs (longer than ~40 yds or so).

The Pencil Neck
05-10-2014, 08:26 PM
PDS @PatDStat
Kidding. #Texans signed Cal Poly DT Stan Grosz.

The Pencil Neck
05-10-2014, 08:28 PM
PDS @PatDStat
#Texans have signed Jason Ankrah, DE from Nebraska.

rmartin65
05-10-2014, 08:29 PM
PDS @PatDStat
Kidding. #Texans signed Cal Poly DT Stan Grosz.

Sullivan. Stan is the father, I believe.

Great signing. I still do a bit of research on small school guys, and this guy might make a good 34 end.

The Pencil Neck
05-10-2014, 08:29 PM
PDS @PatDStat
#Texans have signed Miami (OH) Austin Brown, OT.

The Pencil Neck
05-10-2014, 08:31 PM
Defensive end Jason Ankrah completed a productive Nebraska career with a strong senior season, capped by an excellent performance against Georgia in the Gator Bowl.The 6-4, 265-pound Ankrah was a fixture on the Nebraska defense over the past four seasons, playing in 49 games in his Nebraska career, including 31 career starts.

Ankrah started all 13 games in 2013 and played a key role in the progress of a youthful Nebraska defense, specifically providing leadership on a young front four. The improvement of the Huskersí front four was a driving force behind NU ranking fourth in the Big Ten in total defense in conference games.

Ankrah completed the season with 36 tackles, while his nine tackles for loss ranked third for the Huskers. He added four sacks and had an interception against Illinois. Ankrahís play in 2013 earned him honorable-mention All-Big Ten accolades from both the media and the coaches.


Source on Huskers.com (http://www.huskers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=3662317)

The Pencil Neck
05-10-2014, 08:33 PM
Sullivan. Stan is the father, I believe.

Great signing. I still do a bit of research on small school guys, and this guy might make a good 34 end.

Good call. Found a little bit on him. Couldn't find anything since the 90's on Stan.

Thorn
05-10-2014, 08:34 PM
PDS @PatDStat
#Texans have signed Miami (OH) Austin Brown, OT.

aw oh LOL

I thought I deleted this! don't read it. It's the wrong guy!

Washington State University Defensive Tackle Austin Brown Arrested


March 10, 2014 Leave a comment

Name: Austin Brown
Team: Washington State University (College Football)
Charge: Third-Degree Theft
Story:

Washington State University defensive tackle Austin Brown was arrested Friday (March 7, 2014) night in Washington.

Brown, 19, was arrested around 11:30 p.m. for allegedly stealing a cart of merchandise, valued at $50.68, from Walmart.


http://arrestnation.com/2014/03/10/washington-state-university-defensive-tackle-austin-brown-arrested/

The Pencil Neck
05-10-2014, 08:34 PM
And I see Austin Brown as a DT not an OT.

The Pencil Neck
05-10-2014, 08:35 PM
aw oh LOL

Ooops.

Thorn
05-10-2014, 08:36 PM
PDS @PatDStat
#Texans have signed Miami (OH) Austin Brown, OT.

OK, I just about posted a page on some DT tackle named Austin Brown that was arrested for shoplifting. I'm stopping now before I make an ass of myself. :lol:

Nevermind. I just did.

The Pencil Neck
05-10-2014, 08:37 PM
PDS @PatDStat
BCUís Nick Addison (DB) signed by the #Texans

The Pencil Neck
05-10-2014, 08:38 PM
OK, I just about posted a page on some DT tackle named Austin Brown that was arrested for shoplifting. I'm stopping now before I make an ass of myself. :lol:

I think it's the right guy. I think my original post had the position wrong. He shows up as a DT in the searches and on Battle Red Blog (or wherever has the full list.)

Thorn
05-10-2014, 08:39 PM
I think it's the right guy. I think my original post had the position wrong. He shows up as a DT in the searches and on Battle Red Blog (or wherever has the full list.)

Dude, I am way to confused now anyway. I'm just gonna sit back and read other's posts for a while. LOL

The Pencil Neck
05-10-2014, 08:40 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BnUKft3IcAAkGjW.jpg

Cal Poly's Mr. Grosz.

kiwitexansfan
05-10-2014, 08:42 PM
Can we confirm we got James Gayle?

That would be a good get.

Yay for Bullough too.

The Pencil Neck
05-10-2014, 08:43 PM
PDS @PatDStat
#Texans have signed Montana Grizzly center Kjleby Oiland.

kiwitexansfan
05-10-2014, 08:43 PM
Looking at that list, that is an awful lot of meat for the trenches.

The Pencil Neck
05-10-2014, 08:43 PM
Can we confirm we got James Gayle?

That would be a good get.

Yay for Bullough too.

I don't know that anything's confirmed, yet.

The Pencil Neck
05-10-2014, 08:44 PM
Can we confirm we got James Gayle?

That would be a good get.

Yay for Bullough too.

I don't see Gayle.

State Of The Texans List (http://www.stateofthetexans.com/blog/2014/05/10/2014-houston-texans-rookie-udfas/)

The Pencil Neck
05-10-2014, 08:45 PM
Gayle went to the TITANS.

NCTexan
05-10-2014, 09:04 PM
PDS @PatDStat
The #Texans have signed DT from Oregon Wade Keliikipi.

I think there's a good chance this kid makes the team. I took him in the forum's mock draft.

bckey
05-10-2014, 09:30 PM
I wonder why the lack of cb signings so far? Plenty of bodies to create depth for the front seven. Crennel should be real happy with all the camp bodies to work with. There should be some really good depth coming from all these signings.

Hervoyel
05-10-2014, 09:36 PM
I remember him missing quite a few medium long FGs (longer than ~40 yds or so).

He'll fit right in then.

Corrosion
05-10-2014, 10:50 PM
#Texans sign Michigan State ILB Max Bullough.

I had this guy in my most recent mock in the 5th round.

He's not the most athletically gifted but he was the heart and soul of the nations top defense. Maximum effort , sideline to sideline.

If a UDFA sticks , my money is on Bullough.

IDEXAN
05-10-2014, 11:04 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BnUKft3IcAAkGjW.jpg

Cal Poly's Mr. Grosz.

Wow is she hot ! I can't help it, I'll always be a dirty old man.

The Pencil Neck
05-11-2014, 12:43 AM
Wow is she hot ! I can't help it, I'll always be a dirty old man.

I figured if we're going to judge the QB position by the cuteness of their GFs, we should be more than willing to open that up to other positions as well.

The Pencil Neck
05-11-2014, 12:45 AM
I had this guy in my most recent mock in the 5th round.

He's not the most athletically gifted but he was the heart and soul of the nations top defense. Maximum effort , sideline to sideline.

If a UDFA sticks , my money is on Bullough.

I'm actually expecting him to be a game 1 starter.

At least when we start in base and not in nickel.

kiwitexansfan
05-11-2014, 01:01 AM
This is all the names I can find gathered from a number of websites.

State of the Texans. NEPats Draft, SBNation....

Bryan Witzmann, OT, South Dakota State
Cory Henry, DE, FAU
Julius Warmsley, DT, Tulane
Nathan Slaughter, WR, West Texas A&M
Max Bullough, ILB, Michigan State
Anthony Denham, TE, Utah
Tyone Ezell, DT, Pittsburgh (TRYOUT)
Travis Labhart, WR, Texas A&M (Per David NuŮo)
Chris Martin, OT, Central Florida
Chris Boswell, K, Rice
Chris McAllister, DE, Baylor
Matt Feiler, OT, Bloomsburg
Brendan Daly, LB, Hawaii, (TRYOUT)
Stan Grosz, DT, Cal Poly
Chris Young, LB, Arizona State
Wade Keliikipi, DT, Oregon (TRYOUT)
Austin Brown, DT, Miami (OH)
Jason Ankrah, DE, Nebraska
Nick Addison, S, Bethune-Cookman (TRYOUT)
Kjleby Oiland, C, Montana
Chris Coyle, TE, Arizona State
Marcus Williams, CB, North Dakota State
Terrance Lloyd, OLB, Baylor
Lacoltan Bester, WR, Oklahoma
Anthony McClung, WR, Cincinnati
Ian Thompson, TE, Lousiana-Lafayette (TRYOUT)
Kevin Forsch, OL, Houston
Josh Stewart, WR, Oklahoma
Theo Alexander, FS, Southeastern Louisianna

Kaiser Toro
05-11-2014, 08:01 AM
This is all the names I can find gathered from a number of websites.

State of the Texans. NEPats Draft, SBNation....

Bryan Witzmann, OT, South Dakota State
Cory Henry, DE, FAU
Julius Warmsley, DT, Tulane
Nathan Slaughter, WR, West Texas A&M
Max Bullough, ILB, Michigan State
Anthony Denham, TE, Utah
Tyone Ezell, DT, Pittsburgh (TRYOUT)
Travis Labhart, WR, Texas A&M (Per David NuŮo)
Chris Martin, OT, Central Florida
Chris Boswell, K, Rice
Chris McAllister, DE, Baylor
Matt Feiler, OT, Bloomsburg
Brendan Daly, LB, Hawaii, (TRYOUT)
Stan Grosz, DT, Cal Poly
Chris Young, LB, Arizona State
Wade Keliikipi, DT, Oregon (TRYOUT)
Austin Brown, DT, Miami (OH)
Jason Ankrah, DE, Nebraska
Nick Addison, S, Bethune-Cookman (TRYOUT)
Kjleby Oiland, C, Montana
Chris Coyle, TE, Arizona State
Marcus Williams, CB, North Dakota State
Terrance Lloyd, OLB, Baylor
Lacoltan Bester, WR, Oklahoma
Anthony McClung, WR, Cincinnati
Ian Thompson, TE, Lousiana-Lafayette (TRYOUT)
Kevin Forsch, OL, Houston
Josh Stewart, WR, Oklahoma
Theo Alexander, FS, Southeastern Louisianna

I expected to see more LBs in that group.

Insideop
05-11-2014, 08:49 AM
I'm pretty surprised at some of the players that went undrafted like Skov and Bullough among others. I know it happens every year so I shouldn't be surprised, but I often wonder why they drop and other players I don't think will be drafted often go in the mid and later rounds. Guess the GM's and Coaches are smarter than us. :thinking:

Anyway, has anybody heard anything about where Isaiah Lewis went? He's a SS that played with Bullough at Michigan St. Was hoping the Texans would pick him in the later rounds but he's another one that dropped to UDFA status.

Thorn
05-11-2014, 08:55 AM
Anyway, has anybody heard anything about where Isaiah Lewis went? He's a SS that played with Bullough at Michigan St. Was hoping the Texans would pick him in the later rounds but he's another one that dropped to UDFA status.

He went to the Bengals

Insideop
05-11-2014, 09:00 AM
He went to the Bengals

Well crap! :toropalm:

Could've been a good one for us!

rmartin65
05-11-2014, 09:17 AM
I expected to see more LBs in that group.

The 3 listed DEs there (Henry, McAllister, Ankrah) will be OLBs here. Regardless, I agree.

CloakNNNdagger
05-11-2014, 11:19 AM
Unless my memory fails me, I can't remember the Texans ever jumping on so many UDFAs so quickly after the completion of the Draft. Looks like this regimen had great anticipation with a separate UDFA DRAFT BOARD ready and waiting to go.:texflag:

Playoffs
05-11-2014, 11:31 AM
Unless my memory fails me, I can't remember the Texans ever jumping on so many UDFAs so quickly after the completion of the Draft...

Did same last year. I'm actually a bit disappointed in this crop, but there's a lot for me to catch up on.

dsorc
05-11-2014, 11:46 AM
Have we made any cuts recently? If I add up the guys listed as being on the roster on the Texans website, the draft picks not already there, and the list of UDFA mentioned in this thread, the number of players on the Texans roster would be a little bit over 100. Max roster size should be 90.

IDEXAN
05-11-2014, 12:13 PM
I had this guy in my most recent mock in the 5th round.

He's not the most athletically gifted but he was the heart and soul of the nations top defense. Maximum effort , sideline to sideline.

If a UDFA sticks , my money is on Bullough.
The 6-foot-3, 245-pound Bullough was a four-year contributor and three-year starter at middle linebacker, finishing with 299 tackles (18th in MSU history) and 30 Ĺ for losses (11th). He was All-Big Ten first team and an MSU captain the past two seasons and a third-team All-American as a senior, quarterbacking a defense that led the nation in total defense for most of the season.

Bullough did not play in the 24-20 Rose Bowl win over Stanford because he was suspended for a still-undisclosed violation of team rules. That stunning development -- for an Academic All-American who was one of 16 finalists for the William V. Campbell Trophy as the top scholar-athlete in the country Ė was a talking point at the NFL scouting combine.
http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20140510/GW01/305100029/Max-Bullough-signs-Houston-Texans-other-Spartans-sign-free-agent-deals
****
I remember this incident now. So what the hell did he get suspended in the bowl game for, anybody know ?

Playoffs
05-11-2014, 12:18 PM
This is a fun watch...

PDS ‏@PatDStat
TAMU WR Travis Labhart getting ready for the draft. Good stuff here. #Texans

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AaZljojrYc …

WolverineFan
05-11-2014, 12:19 PM
I remember this incident now. So what the hell did he get suspended in the bowl game for, anybody know ?

I posted in a different thread a while back, but the rumor I heard is that he was struggling with an addiction to painkillers and his parents staged an intervention with the help of Coach Dantonio. Part of that intervention included his suspension for the Rose Bowl.

Again, just a rumor, but I actually find it plausible because this was not the first time I'd heard about him having problems with painkillers.

srrono
05-11-2014, 12:38 PM
DT Austin Brown Miami (OH) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPIUACC45aI)

highlight video above

CloakNNNdagger
05-11-2014, 01:18 PM
I remember this incident now. So what the hell did he get suspended in the bowl game for, anybody know ?

I posted in a different thread a while back, but the rumor I heard is that he was struggling with an addiction to painkillers and his parents staged an intervention with the help of Coach Dantonio. Part of that intervention included his suspension for the Rose Bowl.

Again, just a rumor, but I actually find it plausible because this was not the first time I'd heard about him having problems with painkillers.

From the information that I've been able to gather, despite his denial, he did fail a drug test (supposedly for steroids, Oxycontin [not oxycodone] and Adderall). In the span of a little more than 3 weeks, at the Combine he weighed in at 249, down from 265 at the East-West Shrine game. The "secrecy" appears to be based on the fact that this may have been a systemic institutional issue which would target the school program for discipline.

Independent of this, he was also deemed to have signed with an agent too early, which would also have been a suspendable infraction.

htownfan32
05-11-2014, 01:32 PM
David NuŮo @DavidNunoABC13
Just got word that @Labhart15 (Travis Labhart from Texas A&M) just agreed to a deal with the #texans #abc13

Whoop!

I love this pick-up. He was the most reliable receiver on the A&M team last season. Gave Manziel a safety blanket and was an excellent slot receiver.

Dude worked his way up from being a walk-on to making the team. Used to be on the Women's Basketball team as a practice squad player for them.

Thorn
05-11-2014, 01:33 PM
Used to be on the Women's Basketball team as a practice squad player for them.

Ow Oh.

The Pencil Neck
05-11-2014, 01:35 PM
Ow Oh.

That kid could be pretty smart.

Or confused.

Or both.

WolverineFan
05-11-2014, 01:37 PM
That kid could be pretty smart.

Or confused.

Or both.

I've seen the A&M basketball team. Smart would have been practice squad for the soccer team.

htownfan32
05-11-2014, 01:41 PM
I've seen the A&M basketball team. Smart would have been practice squad for the soccer team.

Those soccer girls are pretty fine.

Corrosion
05-11-2014, 01:52 PM
I'm pretty surprised at some of the players that went undrafted like Skov and Bullough among others. I know it happens every year so I shouldn't be surprised, but I often wonder why they drop and other players I don't think will be drafted often go in the mid and later rounds. Guess the GM's and Coaches are smarter than us. :thinking:

Anyway, has anybody heard anything about where Isaiah Lewis went? He's a SS that played with Bullough at Michigan St. Was hoping the Texans would pick him in the later rounds but he's another one that dropped to UDFA status.

Part of it is that positions become devalued because of rules or tactics that are en vogue.

ILB is a prime example of that as they are 1-2 down players replaced by a DB who's value is inflated as that 3rd corner / safety is essentially a starter.

WR is an inflated value position as teams throw more as we saw 12 taken in the first two rounds in contrast to RB where the first player wasn't chosen until the mid 50's.

xtruroyaltyx
05-11-2014, 01:55 PM
Whoop!

I love this pick-up. He was the most reliable receiver on the A&M team last season. Gave Manziel a safety blanket and was an excellent slot receiver.

Dude worked his way up from being a walk-on to making the team. Used to be on the Women's Basketball team as a practice squad player for them.

What?

AnthonyE
05-11-2014, 01:56 PM
#Texans have signed Marcus Williams, CB from North Dakota State.


I know that name well. This guy went off on SHSU in the FCS National Championship game a year ago with two picks on a big time stage. This is a solid pickup for us.

Playoffs
05-11-2014, 02:38 PM
#Texans sign Michigan State ILB Max Bullough.
Scouts takes (http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=103517)
10. MAX BULLOUGH, Michigan State (6-3Ĺ, 248, 4.75, 5-6) Ė Three-year starter at MLB with a Wonderlic of 31 and 30 reps on the bench press. "Kind of the team's leader," one scout said. "All intangibles, not as good of a football player. Taller and plays tall. Average speed. But he lines everybody up and gets everybody under control." His grandfather Hank was the Packers' defensive coordinator from 1988-'91 after playing 20 games at guard for them in the late 1950s. "His reputation and his name will help him a lot so he'll probably get drafted (late)," a second scout said. "I'd take him as a free agent because he's smart and plays hard." Added a third scout: "Try-hard overachiever. Tough kid. Typical Big Ten guy." From Traverse City, Mich.

Lucky
05-11-2014, 03:40 PM
The 6-foot-3, 245-pound Bullough was a four-year contributor and three-year starter at middle linebacker, finishing with 299 tackles (18th in MSU history) and 30 Ĺ for losses (11th). He was All-Big Ten first team and an MSU captain the past two seasons and a third-team All-American as a senior, quarterbacking a defense that led the nation in total defense for most of the season.
This guy is a better athlete than he's given credit for. He has a real chance at making this team.
I know that name well. This guy went off on SHSU in the FCS National Championship game a year ago with two picks on a big time stage. This is a solid pickup for us.
Williams is the UDFA I'm excited about. Not only did he dominate at his level (7 pick 6's & 2 KR TDs), but he stepped up against better competition. ND State upset FBS schools on the road to open the past 3 seasons. In each game, Williams came up with an INT. Like Bullough, Williams was coached by Crennel at the East West Shriner game.

kiwitexansfan
05-11-2014, 05:44 PM
Travis Labhart....

NFL Draft Training

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AaZljojrYc#t=70

Hottoddie
05-11-2014, 06:15 PM
I'm pretty surprised at some of the players that went undrafted like Skov and Bullough among others. I know it happens every year so I shouldn't be surprised, but I often wonder why they drop and other players I don't think will be drafted often go in the mid and later rounds. Guess the GM's and Coaches are smarter than us. :thinking:

Anyway, has anybody heard anything about where Isaiah Lewis went? He's a SS that played with Bullough at Michigan St. Was hoping the Texans would pick him in the later rounds but he's another one that dropped to UDFA status.

Don't forget about Antonio Richardson (OT). He was projected to go early 2nd to early 3rd & didn't get drafted at all. Anyone know why?

Playoffs
05-11-2014, 06:23 PM
Don't forget about Antonio Richardson (OT). He was projected to go early 2nd to early 3rd & didn't get drafted at all. Anyone know why?

Medical. Knee/knees.

Houston_Fanatic
05-11-2014, 07:28 PM
This is a fun watch...

PDS ‏@PatDStat


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AaZljojrYc Ö

That was funny! He could be another David Anderson for the team.

gwallaia
05-11-2014, 07:49 PM
I remember him missing quite a few medium long FGs (longer than ~40 yds or so).

I remember Randy Bullock missing quite a few for the Texans last season. Cost us big time. This will be an interesting pre-season battle.

bckey
05-11-2014, 08:04 PM
This is a fun watch...

PDS ‏@PatDStat


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AaZljojrYc Ö

Great video! Funny stuff. I hope he makes the team.

CloakNNNdagger
05-11-2014, 08:24 PM
I remember Randy Bullock missing quite a few for the Texans last season. Cost us big time. This will be an interesting pre-season battle.

Only if one distinctly outshines the other.........otherwise, it's going to be scarey.

Home team fan
05-11-2014, 08:54 PM
I wanted Angus Young . :vincepalm:

Not healthy ( stroke )

HOU-TEX
05-12-2014, 11:52 AM
I've got really high hopes for Max Bullough. I enjoyed watching him play last season. I think he'd fit in next to Cush as our 2 down thumper. That is, if he can get back to where he was last season. He kinda disappointed me showing up overweight to the East-West Shrine Game.

WolverineFan
05-12-2014, 03:36 PM
Not surprised to see that Bullough is getting the big headlines, but don't sleep on Chris Young. He was a playmaker at ASU and I had him graded as my top sleeper at ILB in this draft.

The Pencil Neck
05-12-2014, 04:06 PM
Not surprised to see that Bullough is getting the big headlines, but don't sleep on Chris Young. He was a playmaker at ASU and I had him graded as my top sleeper at ILB in this draft.

This makes me happy.

That ILB spot had me worried. I'm glad we got Bullough and if Young is another guy who could come in and shore up that position, I would be happy.

xtruroyaltyx
05-12-2014, 05:22 PM
I want to see Cushing outside in base. I think he's a great fit outside opposite Clowney. He can rush and he would be a plus from that position in coverage. I'd play him right over the TE and then move him inside in nickel and dime.

Move Reed inside and let those guys fight it out for the starters roles. Maybe find more help on the waiver wire.

Either that or leave Reed outside because I just don't believe we can start Clowney and Mercilus at OLB. I think both are weakside edge rushers you want getting up the field and I'd prefer Clowney to play that role. I don't think Mercilus can play over the TE. Would much rather leave Reed outside as he can at least be serviceable there. Maybe mercilus can go to ILB. Mercilus is one of only two guys currently on the roster to be listed as just a LB without the inside or outside distinction.

htownfan32
05-12-2014, 06:27 PM
What?

Which part confuses you? He was a scout team player for the Women's Basketball team. Emulated other teams' offenses during their practices. Someone saw him during the summer, urged him to tryout for football. He walked on as a slot receiver and became Manziel's Wes Welker.

xtruroyaltyx
05-12-2014, 07:56 PM
Bullough wasnt on my my radar but after hearing so many positive things about him I went and looked him up.

He's making the team.

He has a really good chance if starting or at the least getting playing time and being a special teams player.

NastyNate
05-13-2014, 01:29 PM
Not surprised to see that Bullough is getting the big headlines, but don't sleep on Chris Young. He was a playmaker at ASU and I had him graded as my top sleeper at ILB in this draft.

Did you scout Brock Coyle from Montana? I think he's the protypical lb of the future, an over sized safety that never comes off the field. He went to seattle UDFA and if he doesn't make their squad I hope we scoop him up. Does everything well and is extremely quick. Bullough reminds me of the second coming of idiot cannonball, constantly shooting the wrong gap with his hair on fire.

Playoffs
05-13-2014, 03:21 PM
#Texans have signed Rice K Chris Boswell.

Greatest on-sides kickoff ever: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JHECblcKko

drs23
05-13-2014, 04:48 PM
Greatest on-sides kickoff ever: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JHECblcKko

That's for sure the first time I've seen that!

Thorn
05-13-2014, 05:26 PM
That's for sure the first time I've seen that!

totally cool!!!

Speedy
05-13-2014, 05:29 PM
Not healthy ( stroke )

That was Malcolm Young not Angus.

WolverineFan
05-13-2014, 05:37 PM
Did you scout Brock Coyle from Montana? I think he's the protypical lb of the future, an over sized safety that never comes off the field. He went to seattle UDFA and if he doesn't make their squad I hope we scoop him up. Does everything well and is extremely quick. Bullough reminds me of the second coming of idiot cannonball, constantly shooting the wrong gap with his hair on fire.

I did not. I'm aware of him because I took a good look at Jordan Tripp, but did not focus on Coyle much at all. I know he had a tremendous pro day.

steelbtexan
05-13-2014, 06:23 PM
I wish the Texans would give fellow Gamecock alum Victor Hampton a look. He would be an upgrade at nickel CB.

b0ng
05-13-2014, 06:26 PM
Greatest on-sides kickoff ever: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JHECblcKko

Only 2 words:

holy and ****

kiwitexansfan
05-13-2014, 07:19 PM
Credit goes to some dude in the comments section of BattleRedBlog.



Nathan Slaughter

STRENGTHS Very well put together for his size. Has a 44 1/2-inch vertical jump. Displays top-end, finishing speed in the return game and can pull away from the pack (returned three kickoffs for TDs as a senior). Tracks the ball well over his shoulder and is a reliable catcher. Scraps and battles for extra yardage after the catch. Gritty blocker. Flashes explosive, playmaking ability. Nice vision and creativity after the catch. Rare speed to scream off edge in blocking situations.

WEAKNESSES Small and a bit straight-linish, gearing down to cut. Ran a simple route tree and does not separate with much savvy. Drifts in his routes. Could stand to do a better job stemming and setting up defensive backs. Was not challenged by Lone Star Football Conference competition.

DRAFT PROJECTION Round 7-Priority free agent

BOTTOM LINE Possesses rare speed and leaping ability to factor immediately in the return game and bring additional value as a slot receiver. Unique athletic traits could allow him to overcome lack of size.

Chris Boswell

STRENGTHS Very good leg strength to convert consistently beyond 50 yards, with 13 career 50-yard-plus field goals. Consistently drives the ball through the end zone on kickoffs. Has proven he can handle pressure. Works at his craft. Confident approach. Outstanding career production ó Rice career record-holder in many categories. Four-year starter.

WEAKNESSES Marginal rise, lift and hang-time on kickoffs. Tends to line the ball with a low trajectory. Could stand to hasten his approach (8 career missed extra-point attempts). Has a quirky follow-through.

DRAFT PROJECTION Priority free agent

BOTTOM LINE Tall, right-footed, 3-by-2 kicker with NFL starter-caliber leg strength and kickoff potential.

Chris Martin

STRENGTHS Good overall mass and weight-room strength. Flashes some straight-line power and nastiness to finish blocks. Has enough strength to hold the point of attack.

WEAKNESSES Tight-crotched, short-stepper with limited blocking range. Has short arms and plays short-armed with limited extension and reach. Has a soft punch and is more of a grabber than a puncher. Does not play strong in the run game. Overextends and falls off blocks easily. Feet tend to die on contact. Marginal balance ó spends too much time on the ground.

DRAFT PROJECTION Priority free agent

BOTTOM LINE A big-bodied, grabber lacking the length and agility ideally suited to handle the edges and the core strength desired on the inside. Has a chance when he plays square and has an angle, but athletic limitations could always be restricting.

Matt Feiler

STRENGTHS Outstanding size. Good upper-body strength. Can control and steer blockers when he gets his hands on them. Flashes pop in his punch.

WEAKNESSES Not a natural bender. Limited explosion and balance. Spends too much time on the ground. Marginal arm length and agility to cut off the rush and handle edge speed. Late to hit a moving target.

DRAFT PROJECTION Round 7 or priority free agent

BOTTOM LINE Top-heavy, thick-bodied, short-armed plodder best in a phone booth. College left tackle who needs to move inside for a man-blocking, power-based offensive line to fend for a roster spot in the pros.

Anthony Denham

STRENGTHS Outstanding size and overall length (body and arms). Can climb the ladder to secure the ball. Effective outside-the-numbers/red-zone target.

WEAKNESSES Marginal play speed. Does not sell his routes and gives up break points. Struggles to beat the jam, and most catches are contested. Does not keep working to uncover or show much awareness for zones. Disinterested, lackadaisical blocker. No special-teams value.

BOTTOM LINE Long-limbed, high-cut possession receiver must learn what it means to be a pro to stand a chance to realize his potential. Very raw size prospect. Was invited to the combine as a tight end and proving he could project to the position in spring workouts could enhance his draft status.

Chris Coyle
http://www.houseofsparky.com/2014/5/7/5686078/2014-nfl-draft-profile-te-christopher-coyle

Strengths: Coyle has always that play-making potential that he showed off in that 2012 game against Illinois. Itís performances like that may make teams want to take a flier on him. He is quick for a tight end, running the 40-yard dash in as a little as 4.86 seconds.

Weaknesses: He regressed a little in 2013 after a standout 2012, seeing his receptions, touchdowns and yardage numbers all drop. He is undersized for a tight end, and will likely need to put on some weight to help with his blocking.

Outlook: NFL teams will be wary to take him after disappointing in his senior season after showing so much promise in 2012. He is quick, but other tight end prospects are quicker. Teams in need of tight ends will likely spend one of their precious seven picks on a higher-upside player.

Max Bullough

STRENGTHS Terrific football intelligence. Keys and diagnoses quickly, understands run fits and spills willingly. Physical ó good take-on/tackle strengh between the tackles. Pursues hard. Good tackler when heís able to square up ball carriers. Two-year captain with outstanding football character. Leads vocally and by example. Football is in his blood and approaches the game accordingly. His 30 bench-press reps were tied for most among linebackers at the combine.

WEAKNESSES Average athlete. Not explosive. Tight hips (exposed in space). Limited foot speed, lateral agility and range. Can be late to the perimeter. Struggles in man coverage and is stiff dropping/turning in coverage. Non-explosive athlete: His 31-inch vertical and 9-foot, 3-inch broad jump were among the worst posted by linebackers at the combine.

DRAFT PROJECTION Rounds 4-5

BOTTOM LINE Big, tough, experienced, durable, competitive Mike linebacker who was a heart-and-soul type for the stingiest defense in college football. Like a coach on the field, Bullough is a throwback talent whose instincts and technique will have to compensate for athletic limitations for him to win a starting role.

Marcus Williams
http://www.bleedinggreennation.com/2014/4/18/5585716/2014-nfl-draft-profile-marcus-williams-north-dakota-state-cornerback

Strengths

Williams was ridiculously productive at North Dakota State. He has an eye for the ball and was an absolute ballhawk. He was also productive on kick returns. He is very good at mirroring wide receivers in coverage and knows how to be physical without drawing flags. He has solid instincts and can play press or off-man coverage. He is the type of cornerback that may give up a catch but will not give up much YAC (similar to Cary Williams). Williams is a nasty hitter when given the chance. He also plays the ball in the air with patience and confidence.

Weaknesses

Williams does not backpedal and likely was not coached on it. The technique is almost mandatory at the NFL level and he will need serious coaching on that aspect. He dominated small school talent, where he was clearly the most talented defensive player in the conference. He tends to sometimes forget about the ball in coverage and fails to turn around to avoid flags or produce another interception. He has average to mediocre speed and fails to catch up at times if heís beat on a long ball. He will bite on fakes at times.

Playoffs
05-14-2014, 10:31 PM
Jayson Braddock ‏@JaysonBraddock
Bester likely to become a fan favorite in camp, McClung as well.

Slaughter is the flash guy. Just an early guess but Id expect Travis Labhart to push Mike Thomas for slot role. McClung will excite, though

It depends on what Bill O'Brien wants out of the slot position. McClung is the most exciting, but not as dependable as Labhart.

Slaughter accels well on bubble, drags, etc. Shifty and fast in the kick return game.

Nathan Slaughter: 4.3 speed, doesn't always show on film. Willing over the middle. Insane vert / speed / broad. Tests off the charts.

Labhart doesn't have long speed or acceleration. Dependable slot receiver.

Labhart catches naturally with his hands. Quick in and out of his breaks. Has a nasty, quick cut block. Willing blocker for teammates.

Travis Labhart: Great jab step, best route runner out of the 4. Makes precise cut off inside foot. Finds holes in zone. Killer out & up.

McClung doesn't like to block & he's got a hop in his route before cuts. He'll have to polish this aspect up. Similar to Jacoby Jones

Anthony McClung: Highly productive, real shifty. Instant acceleration, very quick. Quick get off. But crucial drops / mistakes in games.

I wouldn't expect Bester to make the 2014 #Texans roster, but an ideal candidate for the P Squad. Tons of upside. Immediate YAC ability.

Out of the 4 WRs Bester has the potential to be a star, but he has a lot of developing to do. Similar to a shorter Justin Hunter.

Lacoltan Bester: Scored 17 TDs in 1 season at junior college before transfer to Oklahoma. Quick accel off line, elusive in space. Very RAW

Texans are reportedly bringing in 4 UDFA WRs. Lacoltan Bester / Anthony McClung / Travis Labhart / Nathan Slaughter. Here's my thoughts:

Playoffs
05-15-2014, 07:04 PM
Jayson Braddock ‏@JaysonBraddock

Chris Young is a slow ILB with limited range, very limited range. He's a 2 down ILB. I'd be surprised if he makes the 53.

Chris Young doesn't separate well from blocks. Smart tackler that always goes lows & takes out the legs. He helps vs run. Decent blitzer.

IF Max Bullough plays like the games of his that I saw in 2012, he's a no-brainer, ILB for the #Texans. 2013 Bullough is a push.

Bullough took smart angles & good straight line speed. For whatever reason his 2013 film wasn't as impressive. 2012 Bullough makes the 53

In 2012 Max Bullough had decent coverage, got off blocks w/ ease & force vs RBs. Could fight thru double teams &/or shoot gaps. Instinctual

Max Bullough & Chris Young are 2 guys that will come in and copete at ILB as well. Here's some thoughts on those two. #Texans

Chris McAllister is built & plays more like an ILB in Crennel's 3-4. None of his game is intriguing as a pass rusher. ILB could translate

Lloyd has the ability to flatten, but winning is the key. He has so much too develop, he wouldn't be a priority P-squad player IMO. Jack OLB

Terrance Lloyd gets out of position far too often & bites on ball fakes. Decent edge rush, 1 dimensional. Gets manhandled at times. Light

Terrance Lloyd & Chris McAllister were both DEs at Baylor. Both fit at different positions in Crennel's defense. Lloyd as OLB McAllister ILB

Henry could be used as a pass rush specialist, very shifty. Has to add weight. 238 lbs at pro day. Could earn 1 of 8 PS spots & add weight

Cory Henry: Quick get off. Leverage & fight. Made tackle 40 yds downfield. Good off arm pressure. Decent edge speed & dip. Agile & elusive.

Ankrah has strength, but needs to increase full body strength to win w/ more than technique. I expect him to make the 53 man #Texans roster

Jason Ankrah plays w/ leverage & very active. Low pad level, beautiful, natural swim. Arms & legs always moving. Can set the edge.

Jason Ankrah & Cory Henry are the most intriguing of the guys I pegged as 3-4 OLBs.

#Texans bringing in several LBs and DEs. Watching them to see how they should transition in Romeo's 3-4. DEs / DTs / ILBs / OLBs .

Feiler is a wildcard if they plan on moving him to OG for the Texans. He wouldn't be asked to kick wide. Learning curve vs potential. ??

Matt Feiler routinely crosses legs vs speed. Good tech & base vs bull rush. Good quick kick. Played OT, but 32" arms. Weak LOC as well.

Forsch doesn't anchor well & almost always lunges in pass pro. IMO, he'll be released w/o invite to the PS.

Kevin Forsch & Matt Feiler both should play inside in camp. Forsch struggles w/ the bull rush in pass pro. Mauler in run game, weak vs pass.

Bryan Witzmann & Chris Martin are both likely to stay at OT. Witzmann can make the 53 IMO. Martin could be a steal in 1-2 yrs of p-squad.

Martin has a good level base, lunges on insides move, raw w/ technique flaws. Opens hip inside or outside at times. Tons of upside.

Chris Martin: Former TE w/ good base. Bites hard on inside move. Weakness vs shiftiness. Has to improve hand placement. Tons of potential.

Witzmann showed the most potential, IMO, of the UDFA OTs. Level of comp is always an issue, but looked at home vs Nebraska.

Bryan Witzmann: Has a mean streak. Plays w/ quick feet & good leverage, especially for 6'7. Mammoth mauler w/ good feet.

Bryan Witzmann / Chris Martin / Kevin Forsch / Matt Feiler. Here's some of the O-linemen trying to earn a spot on the 53 & where I project

Studied some more on the #Texans UDFAs last night. I'll finish up later this evening. Here's some thoughts.

CloakNNNdagger
05-15-2014, 09:55 PM
Bryan Witzmann actually reminds me of Charles Spencer..........he's not mean...........he's nasty!:pirate:

CuseFan
05-15-2014, 10:07 PM
Little trivia - Jason Ankrah and Alec Lemon played against each other in the Maryland State high school championship game.

Btw - hadn't seen it mentioned in the forum yet. Lemon took his college # back, he's now #15. EZ is now #17.

El Tejano
05-16-2014, 01:15 PM
Is Nathan Slaughter son of Webster Slaughter?

DX-TEX
05-16-2014, 01:29 PM
Is Nathan Slaughter son of Webster Slaughter?

I googled it and found an interview with him. He says he grew up without a father.

michaelm
05-16-2014, 02:20 PM
Is Nathan Slaughter son of Webster Slaughter?

I googled it and found an interview with him. He says he grew up without a father.

That doesn't necessarily eliminate Webster from being his father, though...

xtruroyaltyx
05-16-2014, 04:29 PM
Slaughter:

If you could compare your play to one person in the NFL who would it be?

Guys like Ty Hilton and Julian Eldeman. Their ability to impact the game from different positions across the offense, as well as in the return game are things I can do as well.


What system fits your style of play the best?

Teams that spread defenses out and get athletes in space suit my style of play, such as the Patriots, Saints, Broncos and Colts.



http://nfldraftdiamonds.com/draft-diamonds-prospect-interview-nathan-slaughter-wrkr-west-texas/

ObsiWan
05-16-2014, 06:02 PM
That doesn't necessarily eliminate Webster from being his father, though...
No, technically, it doesn't. But Webster isn't his father.
With a little Googling I found this (http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050901/SPORTS/509010316/1004/ARCHIVE)...
Upon retirement, Slaughter devoted more time to his family. He and Stacey, who teaches at St. Lawrence Christian Academy, live in Missouri City, Texas. They have four children: Shanelle, who just began her freshman year at the University of Texas-San Antonio on a track scholarship; Saschelle, who's 13 years old; Shantelle, 8; and Webster III, 6.

Note that the article was written in 2005 which should make the 6-year-old son around 15 these days.

This tells me that's not Webster Slaughter's son.

Playoffs
05-17-2014, 07:19 PM
ILB Max Bullough
(on what he learned yesterday) ďA lot. Weíve been learning a lot ever since we got here. Obviously, just trying to get started with the new playbook, the new defense, getting to know the guys, the teammates, the coaches. I think thatís as big as anything when you come into a new place. Obviously, learning the playbook and things like that, but getting to know the guys around you; who you play next to, who youíre playing against and the coaching staff obviously is new here and new to all of us.Ē

(on his first impressions of everything the first day of rookie mini-camp) ďEverything has been good since Iíve been here. Itís been an exciting experience for me. Itís something Iíve wanted to do since I was a little kid and Iíve enjoyed every minute of it. The coaching staff obviously is a great coaching staff. The guys have a lot of experience. The people Iíve been playing with, my teammates, theyíre great. Theyíve been through similar things as I have. Thatís whatís cool when you get to this part of the process. Guys have been through the same things. Guys have been through high school, college and now weíre all kind of moving forward.Ē

(on what it was like to go undrafted after all the success he had playing college) ďTo be honest with you, itís not about how I got here. Itís not about what I did in college. Itís not about any of that because none of that matters for any of us now. Whether youíre me or anyone else, whatís important now is Iím in Houston doing things that I think are positive, moving myself and this team forward and trying to implement myself in this program the best way I can.Ē

(on if Hank Bullough is his grandfather) ďMy grandfather, yes sir.Ē

(on how tough it was to go through the draft process and not get drafted) ďTo be honest with you, Iíve really moved on from anything except these last few days in Houston. It doesnít matter how any of us got here. What matters is weíre here. Weíre trying to be coached as well as we can. Weíre trying to get to know each other, trying to learn the playbook, especially for a guy in my position. Iím just trying to do the things I can do to move forward as a player and as a team.Ē

(on his relationship with his grandfather and what heís meant to him) ďMy grandfather has been great for me. Heís been a guy thatís been a leader, a role model for me, someone thatís been through a lot of the similar things I have, in terms of playing football around the game. (He) knows a lot about it. Knows the stresses of it, the pressures, the positive and negatives. Him and my whole family combined have been a great resource for me, whether itís at Michigan State, high school and now that Iím trying out in the pros.Ē

(on carrying on the family name and how special that is moving forward) ďItís a name that Iíve been honored to carry, obviously since I was born. At Michigan State, it held a lot of weight and thatís something Iím used to. I look at it as a positive, as an advantage; I can go to people that understand what Iím going through, as opposed to a stresser.Ē

(on what other advantages he has with the football lineage in his family) ďI think itís tough. Obviously, I have talking to (his grandfather). But I think for the most part thatís where it ends, in my opinion. Iíve been around the game a long time. I understand the game. I have a love for the game like they do, so thatís instilled in me since I was a young kid. But really once you get to this level, the college level and at this level; itís about what you can do for us now, what you can put on film. Your film is your resume and thatís something that Iím taking part in now.Ē

(on if he agrees with the notion that his football IQ could set him apart from others) ďIíll definitely say that learning the game of football is something that I enjoy. I think thatís something thatís good for me because I enjoy the game. I enjoy the chess match of it, the Xís and Oís of it. When you enjoy something, you do it and you look farther into it and thatís as simple as it is with me. Yeah, I was around football for a while, but I didnít know anything about football going into Michigan State. I didnít know anything when I got there. Everything was new to me. Now itís just about learning new systems.Ē

(on his thoughts on his opportunity playing linebacker with the Texans) ďI mean, to be honest with you my whole focus, everything that is in my mind is do what I got to do in the next half hour to be ready for the next meeting, and take notes in the next meeting, do whatever I have to do to be the best player I can be. And then give myself a shot. We are all here trying to make this team no matter how you got here and that is what Iím excited to be a part of. I enjoy the competition. That is something that I have always loved.Ē

(on why he thought Houston was the best opportunity for him) ďLike I said, the way I got here whether it was a first round draft pick, undrafted, or whatever it was, Iím here now and that is whatís important. Iím trying to make the Texans a better organization.Ē

(on what heís trying to prove to the coaches during mini-camp) ďI think you have to show that you are going to be a professional, you have to show that you are willing to work hard, that you are going to pay attention and focus and be coachable. That is one thing in the NFL, I think Coach OíBrien has stressed. You have to be coachable and someone who can take in information and translate that and perform on the field. And be a good teammate. Itís always different environment whether going to a new classroom as a kid, or a new team, or a new coach. You have to get to know the people around you and that is how you are going to be the best unit you can possibly be.Ē

(on his off-the-field issues in the past) ďI think anytime you are in this situation you focus on your positives as a player, you understand your strengths, and then you attack and try to overcome any weaknesses or try to make those strengths for yourself. Iím in this position now because of whatever I did in the past, or what I didnít do in the past whether it be good or bad, but at the end of the day we are all here doing the same thing, we are in the same meeting rooms, and we are trying to become Houston Texans come fall.Ē

(on why he was suspended at the Rose Bowl) ďIím not talking about anything in the past. Iím looking forward to the future with the Texans.Ē

(on what he knows about LB Brian Cushing) ďI admire a lot of the players around the NFL, all the players, all the veterans, theyíve been through a lot, they kind of know the deal. As rookies, we donít really know what is going on, we donít know the playbook, we donít know what the relationships are like, we donít know even how to act in certain situations. I have a lot of respect for all the veterans. Theyíve been here, theyíve done it, they understand the work ethic, they understand little intricacies of the game we may not know as rookies. Iím looking forward to being around all the veterans and learning things from them.Ē

(on what it was like to line up next to Jadeveon Clowney at his first practice) ďItís been great lining up against everybody. There are a lot of great players around here no matter how they got here. Iíve just been focusing on trying to do my job, trying to do what I can do be focused, to be prepared, to pay attention and line up and be ready for the next play.Ē

(on what itís like learning from Mike Vrabel) ďI think itís always great when you can learn from a coach who obviously has the experience and the excitement and shares that emotion with you. I think that is something the next player is going to have innately. Heís been, along with all of the coaching staff, they have all been very helpful and trying to teach us in a way we understand, a way that we can learn and itís different for each player and Iíve had a positive experience with Coach Vrabel thus far.Ē

Insideop
05-17-2014, 09:27 PM
ILB Max Bullough
(on what he learned yesterday) ďA lot. Weíve been learning a lot ever since we got here. Obviously, just trying to get started with the new playbook, the new defense, getting to know the guys, the teammates, the coaches. I think thatís as big as anything when you come into a new place. Obviously, learning the playbook and things like that, but getting to know the guys around you; who you play next to, who youíre playing against and the coaching staff obviously is new here and new to all of us.Ē

(on his first impressions of everything the first day of rookie mini-camp) ďEverything has been good since Iíve been here. Itís been an exciting experience for me. Itís something Iíve wanted to do since I was a little kid and Iíve enjoyed every minute of it. The coaching staff obviously is a great coaching staff. The guys have a lot of experience. The people Iíve been playing with, my teammates, theyíre great. Theyíve been through similar things as I have. Thatís whatís cool when you get to this part of the process. Guys have been through the same things. Guys have been through high school, college and now weíre all kind of moving forward.Ē

(on what it was like to go undrafted after all the success he had playing college) ďTo be honest with you, itís not about how I got here. Itís not about what I did in college. Itís not about any of that because none of that matters for any of us now. Whether youíre me or anyone else, whatís important now is Iím in Houston doing things that I think are positive, moving myself and this team forward and trying to implement myself in this program the best way I can.Ē

(on if Hank Bullough is his grandfather) ďMy grandfather, yes sir.Ē

(on how tough it was to go through the draft process and not get drafted) ďTo be honest with you, Iíve really moved on from anything except these last few days in Houston. It doesnít matter how any of us got here. What matters is weíre here. Weíre trying to be coached as well as we can. Weíre trying to get to know each other, trying to learn the playbook, especially for a guy in my position. Iím just trying to do the things I can do to move forward as a player and as a team.Ē

(on his relationship with his grandfather and what heís meant to him) ďMy grandfather has been great for me. Heís been a guy thatís been a leader, a role model for me, someone thatís been through a lot of the similar things I have, in terms of playing football around the game. (He) knows a lot about it. Knows the stresses of it, the pressures, the positive and negatives. Him and my whole family combined have been a great resource for me, whether itís at Michigan State, high school and now that Iím trying out in the pros.Ē

(on carrying on the family name and how special that is moving forward) ďItís a name that Iíve been honored to carry, obviously since I was born. At Michigan State, it held a lot of weight and thatís something Iím used to. I look at it as a positive, as an advantage; I can go to people that understand what Iím going through, as opposed to a stresser.Ē

(on what other advantages he has with the football lineage in his family) ďI think itís tough. Obviously, I have talking to (his grandfather). But I think for the most part thatís where it ends, in my opinion. Iíve been around the game a long time. I understand the game. I have a love for the game like they do, so thatís instilled in me since I was a young kid. But really once you get to this level, the college level and at this level; itís about what you can do for us now, what you can put on film. Your film is your resume and thatís something that Iím taking part in now.Ē

(on if he agrees with the notion that his football IQ could set him apart from others) ďIíll definitely say that learning the game of football is something that I enjoy. I think thatís something thatís good for me because I enjoy the game. I enjoy the chess match of it, the Xís and Oís of it. When you enjoy something, you do it and you look farther into it and thatís as simple as it is with me. Yeah, I was around football for a while, but I didnít know anything about football going into Michigan State. I didnít know anything when I got there. Everything was new to me. Now itís just about learning new systems.Ē

(on his thoughts on his opportunity playing linebacker with the Texans) ďI mean, to be honest with you my whole focus, everything that is in my mind is do what I got to do in the next half hour to be ready for the next meeting, and take notes in the next meeting, do whatever I have to do to be the best player I can be. And then give myself a shot. We are all here trying to make this team no matter how you got here and that is what Iím excited to be a part of. I enjoy the competition. That is something that I have always loved.Ē

(on why he thought Houston was the best opportunity for him) ďLike I said, the way I got here whether it was a first round draft pick, undrafted, or whatever it was, Iím here now and that is whatís important. Iím trying to make the Texans a better organization.Ē

(on what heís trying to prove to the coaches during mini-camp) ďI think you have to show that you are going to be a professional, you have to show that you are willing to work hard, that you are going to pay attention and focus and be coachable. That is one thing in the NFL, I think Coach OíBrien has stressed. You have to be coachable and someone who can take in information and translate that and perform on the field. And be a good teammate. Itís always different environment whether going to a new classroom as a kid, or a new team, or a new coach. You have to get to know the people around you and that is how you are going to be the best unit you can possibly be.Ē

(on his off-the-field issues in the past) ďI think anytime you are in this situation you focus on your positives as a player, you understand your strengths, and then you attack and try to overcome any weaknesses or try to make those strengths for yourself. Iím in this position now because of whatever I did in the past, or what I didnít do in the past whether it be good or bad, but at the end of the day we are all here doing the same thing, we are in the same meeting rooms, and we are trying to become Houston Texans come fall.Ē

(on why he was suspended at the Rose Bowl) ďIím not talking about anything in the past. Iím looking forward to the future with the Texans.Ē

(on what he knows about LB Brian Cushing) ďI admire a lot of the players around the NFL, all the players, all the veterans, theyíve been through a lot, they kind of know the deal. As rookies, we donít really know what is going on, we donít know the playbook, we donít know what the relationships are like, we donít know even how to act in certain situations. I have a lot of respect for all the veterans. Theyíve been here, theyíve done it, they understand the work ethic, they understand little intricacies of the game we may not know as rookies. Iím looking forward to being around all the veterans and learning things from them.Ē

(on what it was like to line up next to Jadeveon Clowney at his first practice) ďItís been great lining up against everybody. There are a lot of great players around here no matter how they got here. Iíve just been focusing on trying to do my job, trying to do what I can do be focused, to be prepared, to pay attention and line up and be ready for the next play.Ē

(on what itís like learning from Mike Vrabel) ďI think itís always great when you can learn from a coach who obviously has the experience and the excitement and shares that emotion with you. I think that is something the next player is going to have innately. Heís been, along with all of the coaching staff, they have all been very helpful and trying to teach us in a way we understand, a way that we can learn and itís different for each player and Iíve had a positive experience with Coach Vrabel thus far.Ē

I like this guy a lot and I was hoping the Texans would draft him in the middle rounds. To get him as an UDFA has the potential to turn out like Foster did when they signed him as an UDFA. I know he's not the most athletic but he plays with a lot of heart and toughness. Hope he makes the 53 man roster. Was hoping they'd sign his teammate too from Michigan St., Isaiah Lewis, SS.

sbalderrama
05-17-2014, 11:06 PM
"Savage to Slaughter" has to become a thing, just because.

Playoffs
05-19-2014, 01:45 PM
Somebody had a good enough rookie minicamp...

James Palmer ‏@JPalmerCSN
#Texans invited DT Julius Warmsley for try out. now have signed him. 1st-team All-Conf USA. Led Tulane in TFL (18.5) 3rd in sacks (6.0).

Dave Zangaro ‏@DZangaro
Warmsley was in rookie camp as a tryout player. He's a 6-2, 296-pound nose tackle from Tulane.

According to agent @Alliance_Sports DT Julius Warmsley has signed with the #Texans

kiwitexansfan
05-19-2014, 02:32 PM
Somebody had a good enough rookie minicamp...

James Palmer ‏@JPalmerCSN


Dave Zangaro ‏@DZangaro

Congrats Mr. Warmsley, your reward is this platter of cheeseburgers.

And this one

And this one

.....

xtruroyaltyx
05-19-2014, 02:43 PM
Somebody had a good enough rookie minicamp...

James Palmer ‏@JPalmerCSN


Dave Zangaro ‏@DZangaro

We also still don't have a lot of quality big guys for this defense.

Playoffs
05-19-2014, 02:47 PM
We also still don't have a lot of quality big guys for this defense.

No depth, either.

Playoffs
05-19-2014, 03:52 PM
Brian T. Smith ‏@ChronBrianSmith
#Texans released WR Nathan Slaughter, DL Tyrone Ezell. Waived/injued OT Chris Martin.

Signed WR Lacoltan Bester, DE Julius Warmsley
PDS ‏@PatDStat
Tough to see Chris Martin go at OT for the #Texans. Ended up in a boot after day one.

.

Playoffs
05-20-2014, 07:19 PM
wrong thread

Playoffs
06-09-2014, 01:34 PM
http://www.stateofthetexans.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/MWilliams.jpg
--stateofthetexans.com

From FCS, DB Marcus Williams trying to make Texans (http://www.csnhouston.com/football-houston-texans/talk/fcs-williams-trying-make-texans)
The Bison have won the last three Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) championships, while amassing a 43-2 record since the beginning of 2011, Williamsí sophomore season. Williams arrived at North Dakota State the year before and started as a freshman, eventually setting a school record with 21 career interceptions and an FCS record of seven interceptions returned for touchdowns. He had at least one pass defended in 41 career games. Heís a ballhawk.
...
ďThatís in the past,Ē he said. ďI enjoyed everything I did when I was in college and what North Dakota State brought for me to just become a great player but now Iím looking forward to just being a Texan and learning how to be a pro and learn from older guys from what they see and how they do things and just follow their lead.Ē
...
ďI like to attack the ball at its highest point,Ē Williams said. ďThatís how I play. Thatís how Iíve always played. Thatís how I learned. And thatís how you play corner: when the ballís in the air, you go get it and you make sure the receiver donít.Ē
...
No matter the competition, Williamsí numbers were impressive but theyíre also a thing of the past. Heís no longer a whale busting open the glass bowl of the FCS. Now, heís a guppy, swimming in the vast waters of the National Football League after being signed by the Texans as an undrafted free agent.
...
ďI feel like itís a great accomplishment for guys that donít get much attention as the D-1A schools but I mean, for me, Iím just trying to play ball,Ē Williams said last week during OTAs. ďJust come out here, compete at a high level and just keep learning. Iím young, Iím a rookie. Iím trying to learn from the older guys who have been here before but I think itís nice. Iím from a small school and they all respect that. Iím just looking forward to big things now.Ē
...
ďJust focus on what you have to do,Ē he said. ďDonít worry about whatís going on with everybody else or what everybody else is doing or how somebody else is practicing. Just worry about what you have to do and what you have to do to be a good teammate and what you have to do to make this team.Ē

76Texan
06-09-2014, 01:59 PM
I think Marcus best hope is to make the PS.
Also, I think he has a better shot at safety rather than as a CB.

Playoffs
06-17-2014, 03:22 PM
http://image.cdnllnwnl.xosnetwork.com/pics33/640/WG/WGQLSNDXUMOEDPQ.20130907211559.jpg

AtlanticSportsMgt @AtlSportsMgt
Tim Jackson signs with the Texans! @GoHeels @HoustonTexans @BR_UNCTarheels @TarHeelFootball

6'4", 292 lbs. DL from North Carolina
4.9 40 yard dash
20 Yrd Dash: 2.84
10 Yrd Dash: 1.68
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 32
Vertical Jump: 28
Broad Jump: 08'04"
20 Yrd Shuttle:
3-Cone Drill: 7.90

NCTexan
06-17-2014, 03:56 PM
http://image.cdnllnwnl.xosnetwork.com/pics33/640/WG/WGQLSNDXUMOEDPQ.20130907211559.jpg

AtlanticSportsMgt @AtlSportsMgt


6'4", 292 lbs. DL from North Carolina
4.9 40 yard dash
20 Yrd Dash: 2.84
10 Yrd Dash: 1.68
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 32
Vertical Jump: 28
Broad Jump: 08'04"
20 Yrd Shuttle:
3-Cone Drill: 7.90

Played as a DT. Not a bad pick up in my mind. He wasn't going to WOW you with his play, but he was a solid part of UNC's defense.

We may project him as a DE here though?

Playoffs
06-17-2014, 10:55 PM
We may project him as a DE here though?

My guess based only on position depth.

kiwitexansfan
06-17-2014, 11:22 PM
Tim Jackson
School: North Carolina
Position: DT
Positive: Totaled 25 tackles in 12 starts as a senior. Started seven games at nose tackle the prior year and finished with 18 tackles. Adequately sized prospect with possibilities at a number of defensive line positions. Moves well laterally, quickly changes direction, and displays a short burst of speed. Plays with good pad level, keeps his hands active throughout the play, and was constantly double-teamed by opponents.
Negative: Does not make many plays on the ball and is more of a gap occupier. Lacks overall playing balance. Despite his measurables, plays more like a small-area defender.
Analysis: On paper Jackson looks as though he offers potential as 3-technique tackle or two gap end, but must quickly elevate his game to have any opportunity at the next level..


LINK (http://www.draftinsider.net/reports/2014/DT/Tim-Jackson)