Rookie Review: Houston Texans

Houston Texans: Team Needs Rookie Review On The Clock Insider Podcast

2011 NFL Draft–

(1-20) Kareem Jackson, CB, Alabama: His rookie campaign was quite simply an unmitigated disaster. Jackson was consistently beaten in both press and zone coverage, as he made a weekly habit of chasing opposing receivers from behind. The 5’11 corner has yet to showcase his trademark anticipatory skills he flashed while at Alabama. In his defense, he wasn’t supported by competent cover safeties. Grade: D-

(2-58) Ben Tate, RB, Auburn: Expected to compete with Arian Foster and Steve Slaton for carries, Tate endured a season-ending ankle injury during the preseason. The sturdy back was an effective inside and outside runner during his college days, as well as being a dependable pass protector and capable receiver. Grade: Incomplete

(3-81) Earl Mitchell, DT, Arizona: The one time fullback saw limited

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