Houston Texans Nab S D.J Swearinger, Williams and Montgomery on Day 2
In the 2nd-round the Texans select D.J Swearinger with the 57th pick overall
In the second round of the 2013 draft, the Texans selected S D.J Swearinger South Carolina. The Texans are hoping Swearinger will take over for S Ed Reed when he retires, but in the meantime, Swearinger most likely will play on nickel and dime coverage and special teams.
Swearinger is a physical back who can make tackles and force turnovers, but with Reed’s tutelage, he can become more discipline before over committing himself to the big hit.
In their third round selection (89th Overall), the Texans looked to add depth to the right side of the offensive line by selecting OT Brennan Williams, North Carolina.
With the team facing free agency woes next season on the offensive line, drafting Williams allows him to use the 2013 season to improve on his weaknesses.
The 6’6 Williams possesses good strength and run blocking skills to go along with his long length, but he will have to work on getting off the line quicker to make up for his slow recovery speed.
With RB Arian Foster leading the way in the backfield, Williams should benefit from a year learning the zone blocking scheme.
In their compensatory pick in third round (95th Overall), the Texans selected DE Sam Montgomery LSU, a needed pass rusher to take the pressure off DT J.J Watt in the middle. Montgomery was a projected second rounder, but many teams were turned off by his profile during the interview. If Montgomery stays out of trouble, he has the potential to become successful in Houston.
The 6’3 263 pound defensive end has the capabilities of becoming a three down back because of his speed around the corners and skills to fight off blocks, but he needs to improve his awareness during the plays.
With veterans like Watt and S Ed Reed on the defensive side of the ball, Montgomery’s selection could possibly be a steal for the Texans in the middle rounds of the draft.