Houston Texans 6th round DE/OLB Duke Ejiofor from Wake Forest

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  1. ArlingtonTexan

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    Love the pick. Great value at a position of need.
     
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    Went to Alief Taylor. Played with my brothers.

    I like the pick. To me he looks more polished as a player coming out than Mercilus did. Not as good athletically but he’s not a stiff either.

    I think/hope he’s going to be a real good player for us.

    And to be drafted by your hometown team where he went to high school about 25 mins away has to be amazing.

    Congrats Duke!!!
     
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    ESPN: Ejiofor has the size and length to set the edge, but he's not a physical tone-setter. He is a crafty and productive pass-rusher who grades out as a rotational backup LDE with the versatility to kick inside on passing downs.

    Rotoworld: Texans selected Wake Forest DE Duke Ejiofor with the No. 177 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft. Ejiofor (6’4/264) was a two-year starter and three-year contributor for the Demon Deacons, tallying 41 career tackles for loss and 23.5 sacks. Ejiofor tore the labrum in his right shoulder early last October and played through it, still logging 43 QB pressures but seeing his sack total dip from 10.5 as a junior to 6.5 as a senior. Ejiofor had surgery in February and suffered two known concussions in college. When healthy, Ejiofor is a long-armed (34 7/8") finesse rusher whose toughness was questioned by scouts.

    CBS Sports: (A) NFL-sized DE who can kick inside to DT to rush the passer. Long, heavy hands he uses well. Not twitchy but powerful. Awesome DL depth. | Long-limbed. Frequently uses swipe/swim to keep offensive linemen away from his frame. before they get into his body. More of fluid athlete than twichy one. Not great deal of bend or dip around the edge, and he has tendency to slow down at pass-rushing apex. Awareness and hand use work wonders against the run. With some coaching, he can be a quality, well-rounded player.

    SI: Scouting Report: Ejoifor won with an unusually advanced set of pass-rush moves at the collegiate level; he’s nuanced, efficient and creative when it comes to hand usage. The question is how well it will work at the NFL level, since Ejiofor is a middling athlete. His draft season has also been complicated by labrum surgery. He carries some risk, but his advanced game might allow him to step in as a quality No. 2 pass rusher.

     
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    Nice pick right there.
     
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    Deon Cain will get to see D-Hop twice a year. He's been selected by the Colts.
     
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    Wrong thread. Sorry.
     
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    Dude plays thru a labrum tear and you question his toughness ..... that's talking heads for you.
     
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    Texans Wire



    Texans land Wake Forest EDGE Duke Ejiofor with 6th round pick
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    With their first selection in the 6th round of the 2018 NFL Draft the Houston Texans select Wake Forest EDGE Duke Ejiofor.

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    The 6-3, 264-pound pass rusher is a Houston native and was generally projected to be a fourth or fifth-round pick. He primarily played with a hand in the dirt for the Demon Deacons but his size and length will allow him to transition to outside linebacker in Romeo Crennel’s defense.



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    I know many think Jacksonville has a fearsome D, but so do Texans.
    AFC South teams must be spitting chips that we didn't have a 1st or 2nd in this draft but still got Justin Reid and Duke Ejiofor on defense. :)
     
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    A study co-written by Dr. James Andrews in 2014 showed that the return to play % was high for NFL athletes........~90%. However, the average time from surgery was ~8.5 months..........a rookie missing those important months will not play well towards his potential production for 2018.
     
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    Texans got the guy I wanted the Bears to draft Edge Duke Ejiofor from Wake Forest

    — Greg Gabriel (@greggabe) April 28, 2018



    Top 100 players still available:
    DT Maurice Hurst
    WR Equanimeous St. Brown
    OT Tyrell Crosby
    DE Ogbo Okoronkwo
    DE Duke Ejiofor
    DT Foley Fatukasi https://t.co/7gjGwDGY5i

    — Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) April 28, 2018



    Duke Ejiofor in the 6th is crazy. Texans got Clowney, Watt, Mercilus and Ejiofor

    — Jon Ledyard (@LedyardNFLDraft) April 28, 2018
     
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    I read that he had labrum surgery, so I'll be impressed if the Texans get any meaningful production.
     
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    Did you read he played through it as well. He will be just fine.
     
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    Is he an Eji-rusher?

    lololol
     
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    Hit me up when CnD says he'll be just fine. I've had a torn labrum. It's a mofo.
     

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