On Thursday we looked back at every 7th-round draft pick in Houston Texans history.
Today, the 6th-rounders get the spotlight.
Since 2002, the Texans have picked 24 times in the sixth. Some of the more notable names include Brice McCain, Ryan Griffin, Alfred Blue and Christian Covington.
McCain is still in the NFL, but the former Utah cornerback spent the first five years of his career with the Texans. From 2009 to 2013 he appeared in 72 games with 10 starts, and he picked off five passes. He’s gone on to one-year stops in Miami, Pittsburgh and Tennessee, with a combined 29 starts and six picks in that span.
Griffin, meanwhile, was taken in 2013 out of Connecticut. The tight end had a breakout season in 2016, catching 50 passes for 442 yards and a pair of scores. Griffin has started 19 times in his career, and he’s played in 56 games.
Blue averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2016. The third-year back from LSU has been the backup running back since joining the Texans in 2014.
The second season of Covington’s career was a productive one, as the defensive end from Rice saw his numbers jump in the tackles department from eight as a rookie to 26. He also started five games last year, as opposed to none in his rookie campaign.
YEAR (pick) PLAYER POSITION SCHOOL
2002 (173) DeMarcus Faggins DB Kansas St.
2002 (190) Howard Green DT LSU
2003 (192) Drew Henson QB Michigan
2003 (214) Keith Wright DT Missouri
2004 (170) Vontez Duff DB Notre Dame
2004 (175) Jammal Lord DB Nebraska
2004 (200) Charlie Anderson LB Ole Miss
2005 (227) C.C. Brown DB La.-Lafayette
2006 (170) Wali Lundy RB Virginia
2007 (183) Kasey Studdard OL Texas
2008 (173) Dominique Barber DB Minnesota
2009 (188) Brice McCain DB Utah
2010 (187) Shelley Smith OL Colorado St.
2010 (197) Trindon Holliday WR/KR LSU
2012 (195) Nick Mondek OL Purdue
2013 (176) David Quessenberry OL San Jose St.
2013 (195) Alan Bonner WR Jacksonville St.
2013 (198) Chris Jones DT Bowling Green
2013 (201) Ryan Griffin TE UConn
2014 (177) Jeoffrey Pagan DE Alabama
2014 (181) Alfred Blue RB LSU
2014 (211) Jay Prosch FB Auburn
2015 (211) Reshard Cliett LB South Florida
2015 (216) Christian Covington DT Rice