With the 254th and final pick of the 2011 NFL Draft, the Texans have made a local product this year’s “Mr. Irrelevant.” They picked Cheta Ozougwu, a defensive end from Rice University by way of Alief Taylor High School in southwest Houston.
Ozougwu (6-2, 255) likely projects as an outside linebacker in the Texans’ 3-4 defense. He was first-team All-Conference USA in 2010 and 11 had career sacks. He also had a 3.41 GPA at Rice while majoing in economics and was one of 30 candidates for the 2010 Lowe Senior CLASS Award.
Ozougwu is the second Mr. Irrelevant in Texans history. The first was defensive tackle Ahmad Miller in 2002, the team’s inaugural season. Miller didn’t make it out of training camp, but there have been a few successful Mr. Irrelevants in recent years.
Texans general manager Rick Smith and head coach Gary Kubiak will wrap up the draft in a press conference in just a few minutes. Watch it live on Texans TV.
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