Texans round out draft with four 6th-rounders

Texans round out draft with four 6th-rounders
April 27, 2013, 4:30 pm
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No. 176 - OT David Quessenberry  

The Texans traded their 184th overall pick and their seventh-rounder to move up and take offensive tackle David Quessenberry from San Jose State.

This was their first pick since the fourth round. They traded away their fifth-round pick.

Quessenberry, a 6-5, 302-pound tackle began starting as a sophomore. He was a left tackle in college. He was a first-team All-WAC player as a senior.

“I’m pretty excited,” Quessenberry said. “It’s been a long couple of days. Finally getting my name called feels good and I’m excited to get down there.”

He's a pretty good athlete. His 5.08-second 40-yard dash time ranked him 12th among offensive linemen at the Combine. His 4.45 in the 20-yard shuttle was the third best among linemen at the Combine.

“I think my tenacity (sets me apart)," he said. "The mentality I bring to the field. I strap it up and I bring it every single play. I think I’m a very intelligent lineman. I led what we did at San Jose and I’m definitely going to fit in the Houston system.”

Quessenberry is the second offensive tackle the Texans have taken this season. They selected Brennan Williams from UNC in the third round. Williams is expected to compete for the starting right tackle spot. He said the Texans had talked to him quite a bit leading up to the draft -- they talked to him at Senior Bowl, the Combine and his pro day.

No. 195 -- WR Alan Bonner

The Texans took their second receiver of the draft in Bonner.

He's a 5-10, 193-pound receiver from Jacksonville State.

As a senior, he caught 50 passes for 859 yards and eight touchdowns. He ran a 4.59 40 time at the Combine and has the potential to challenge for a spot as a returner.

"It's an honor to be a part of the Texans," Bonner said. "I'm bringing nothing but heart and drive to the offense."

Bonner also said he's been a fan of Andre Johnson since Johnson's time at Miami. Bonner called Johnson one of his idols.

No. 198 - DT Chris Jones

The Texans picked up 6-2, 302-pound tackle out of Bowling Green with their second-to-last pick.

"I think my relentlessness," Jones said when asked about what quality separates him. "I think I have a motor that doesn't stop.

Jones was the MAC Defensive Player of the Year as a senior and was a third-teamer on the AP All-American team. He had 42 tackles (19 for loss) and 12.5 sacks.

He said he was pretty versatile in college, lined up inside and outside, and will be comfortable wherever the Texans play him.

"I’m a pretty laid-back guy. I’ve lived in the Midwest my whole life," Jones said. "I love taco bell."

No. 201 - TE Ryan Griffin

The Texans took Griffin, a tight end out of UConn with their last pick. Bonner had a visit with the Texans a few weeks ago.

Griffin, 6-6, 247, caught 29 passes for 484 yards as a senior while averaging 16.7 yards per reception as a senior.

"I think my strength is my balance," Griffin said. "I can do everything that's asked of a tight end, especially of a tight end in the Texans' system."

He talked about his ability stretch the field vertically but said he wants to get better in all phases of his games.

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