The Texans have their 3-4 rush linebacker, nabbing Brooks Reed
from Arizona with their second-round pick, No. 42 overall.
He’s extraordinarily fast in his first 10 yards, and the Titans are surely envisioning him bolting into the backfield behind Mario Williams
, Antonio Smith
and first-round pick J.J. Watt
Scouts Inc. says he is “technically-sound and relentless,” that he uses his hands extremely well to keep blocker away from him and that he moves from speed to power well.
I wrote about Reed as a possibility
a couple weeks ago.
The Texans kept up a big trend of going defense early. According to ESPN Stats & Info, since 2004 Houston has made 13 picks in first two rounds and 11 have been on defense.