Texans add depth at O-line, LB in 3rd round

Texans add depth at O-line, LB in 3rd round

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BATON ROUGE, LA - OCTOBER 13: Sam Montgomery #99 of the LSU Tigers celebrates after making a sack on Connor Shaw #14 of the South Carolina Gamecocks in the fourth quarter at Tiger Stadium on October 13, 2012 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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by KRISTIE RIEKEN / The Associated Press

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Posted on April 26, 2013 at 9:22 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 11 at 7:47 PM

HOUSTON -- The Houston Texans have chosen North Carolina offensive tackle Brennan Williams in the third round of the NFL draft. Williams was taken with the 89th overall selection Friday night.

The 6-foot-6, 318-pound Williams earned honorable mention All-ACC honors last season despite missing the last four games after shoulder surgery.

His father, Brent Williams, was a defensive end in the NFL from 1986-1993 with the Patriots, Seahawks and New York Jets.

Earlier Friday, Houston selected South Carolina safety D.J. Swearinger in the second round with the 57th overall pick. On Thursday, they picked Clemson receiver DeAndre Hopkins with the 27th overall selection.

The Houston Texans also selected LSU defensive end Sam Montgomery in the third round of the NFL draft.

Montgomery was taken with the 95th overall selection Friday night.

He was fifth in the Southeastern Conference with eight sacks and also had 13 tackles for losses. He finished with 37 tackles for a defense that ranked eighth in the country with an average of 307.6 yards a game.

 

 

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