Welcome to the Houston Texans Cullen GillAsia, FB from Texas A&M

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    Special teams pick all the way.
     
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    6'-1"....234 lbs....VJ 32 1/2"....4.57 40yd....4.15 shuttle...6.97 3 cone....BP 20 reps

    Hometown is Katy
     
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    Gotta be honest, I was willing to stretch a bit on the extra te's because maybe one would be used as an hback/fullback. It would save us a roster spot and might be more versatile.

    What did we do? Draft a freaking fullback.

    Dislike this pick. Camp body. Throw away pick.
     
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    I mean.. you (and others) are looking at this the wrong way. I highly, highly doubt this guy will see the field except for on special teams. They could roster him as a kicker, and it wouldn't change a thing. He is there for special teams.

    Seems like an athletic kid with the right attitude, for whatever its worth. A 7th round pick is fighting an uphill climb to make a roster anyway, I guess the FO is thinking why not take a chance on a kid who knows ST and wants to play there.
     
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    Am I looking at this wrong?

    Who are you cutting to keep him? The tight ends are all special teamers to.
     
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    Shouldn't we have rolled the dice on a RB?
     
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    I imagine they will be making cuts at TE, for starters.
     
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    Why would we do that? Theres no running back we could've drafted or signed that would give the production of Alfred Blue so no need for us to go after another RB.
     
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    I don't think he's more talented than the te's we have. I imagine one will be cut. I also imagine Cullen will get the axe.

    Let's revisit this.
     
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    Oh, I don't think this guy is more talented than one of the TEs on the roster. I do, however, think he (potentially) brings more value to the team due to his ST ability than the 4th or 5th string TE.

    Like I said above- 7th (and 6th, for that matter) round picks face a tough road to make the NFL roster. I wouldn't be surprised if he is cut.
     
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    No harm no foul. I just think it's a wasted pick. Hit me up after the final 53. If I'm wrong I'm wrong. I don't think I will be.
     
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    Good scary wild man look for STs


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    JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 31: Cullen Gillaspia #12 of the Texas A&M Aggies reacts after running for a 13-yard touchdown against the North Carolina State Wolfpack in the fourth quarter of the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl at TIAA Bank Field on December 31, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida. Texas A&M won 52-13. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
     
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    Haha, oh no, I'm wrong already.
     
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    Houston will likely use Gillaspia at a multitude of positions. He is cut out for special teams and can fill gaps at linebacker, running back and fullback. He ran an impressive 4.53 40-yard dash at A&M's Pro Day in March.

    Gillaspia tied A&M's school record for most games played as the 12th Man. He moved from linebacker to fullback this past season with Jimbo Fisher shifting to a pro-style offense. He started at fullback in every game for the Aggies rushing for 33 yards on five carries and caught five passes for 52 yards. On special teams, Gillaspia recorded six tackles in 2018.

    Gillaspia's final carry as an Aggie was a 1-yard touchdown in A&M's 52-13 Gator Bowl win over NC State. It was the first time a 12th Man had scored an offensive touchdown.
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    I assume he's the only FB on the roster?
     
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    So no more speed, back to big slow guys for O'Brien.

    His offense already looked ancient
     
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