For 39 years, the final pick of the NFL Draft has been known as Mr. Irrelevant. However, the 256th pick of the NFL Draft is entirely relevant to the fanbase of the Houston Texans. With said final pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, Houston selected Lonnie Ballentine, safety out of Memphis.
Ballentine is 6-3, 219 pounds, and ran a 4.4 40-yard dash. Physically, the man looks the part of a NFL safety. The weakness? Well, multiple reports cite bad/sloppy/inconsistent technique. He can stand up tall in his back pedal, doesn't wrap up on tackles, and mistimes jumps. That's still better than some of the defensive backs Houston's put on the field.
For a late round pick, you want to take those athletically gifted guys and hope they flash on special teams so you can develop them. That's exactly what Ballentine is for Houston.
Good luck on making the roster, Mr. Irrelevant. Thoughts, BRBers? Happy? Ready to end the draft talk?