David Reader Jr./D.J. Reader goes in the 5th Round with Pick #27 and Pick #166 overall to the Houston Texans…Congratulations to D.J. from Grimsley High School, the 336(Always dial first)/Gate City and the Clemson Tigers….Headed to the NFL and D.J. said back on Thursday it he would be going somewhere between the 3rd and 5th Rounds and there you go and he said it would be Tennessee, San Francisco, the New York Giants or Houston and there you go, David Reader Jr. going to Houston, home of the Texans…
Pick #166 Overall
ESPN analysis on D.J. Reader from ESPN.com/www.espn.com:
Reader is a big, strong nose tackle at somewhere around 330 pounds, which is the style the Texans want from a typical nose tackle. Vince Wilfork remains their starter, but depending on his development Reader could offer the Texans some options in the next few years. He was a standout at the Senior Bowl, which has been a theme for the Texans’ draft picks this season.