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Houston Texans News: April 20, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, April 20, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

2015 NFL Mock Draft: Houston Texans Select QB Brett Hundley at No. 16 - Dawgs By Nature
With the No. 16 pick in the DBN 2015 NFL Mock Draft, the Houston Texans select... Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA.

Alfred Blue aims for a bigger role with Texans in second year - Ultimate Texans
The heat hasn’t hit yet. The saturation hasn’t begun. But Allen Parkway is heading one way, Memorial Parkway the other and Alfred Blue isn’t going anywhere.

Texans RB Alfred Blue has a famous workout partner | ProFootballTalk
Texans running back Alfred Blue had a solid rookie season in 2014, racking up 528 yards as Arian Foster's top backup. As Blue tries to hold his spot and earn a bigger role in his second NFL campaign, he is working with a personal trainer, as the Houston Chronicle noted Saturday.

Andre Johnson says he didn’t join Colts to get back at Texans - Ultimate Texans
As soon as veteran wide receiver Andre Johnson was linked with the Indianapolis Colts during free agency, frustrated Texans fans assumed he was trying to get back at his old team.

Houston Texans Keeping Contact With Mike Hull - Houston - Scout
The Houston Texans continue to turn every stone, looking for prospects heading into the NFL Draft. This time the Texans have looked at a familiar face in Penn State linebacker Mike Hull.

Texans getting back to work this week - Ultimate Texans
The Texans begin their nine-week, voluntary offseason program today when they report for phase one — strength and conditioning and physical rehabilitation.

Mock Draft Survey 5.0: A Ray of light?
The latest Mock Draft Survey has the experts predicting a pass rusher for the Houston Texans in the first round.

Around the League

2015 NFL mock draft: Finding a consensus on 32 picks -
This week's mock pulled together 20 drafts from around the Internet to see if we can find a common ground. For some picks, it worked. For others, it was a complete disaster.

Rise 'n Grind: What in the world are the Philadelphia Eagles doing? -
Nobody knows anything anymore, but Monday's NFL buffet features more than a Tim Tebow carving station.

Don't worry about Tim Tebow, just trust Chip Kelly -
The Eagles signed a third-string QB. This will not make or break the Philadelphia Eagles.

Is Devin Funchess the next great NFL tight end? -
Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White says the Michigan's Devin Funchess has a much brighter future at tight end than he does wide receiver.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Houston Astros take AL West division lead with 4-3 win over Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim - The Crawfish Boxes
Luis Valbuena smacks a two-run home run and Scott Feldman pitches six strong innings to help the Astros get their sixth win on the season and take the division lead in the AL West.

A Rockets-Mavericks Q&A with Mavs Moneyball's Kirk Henderson - The Dream Shake
What should we expect from Chandler Parsons? Will there be a "Playoff Rondo" appearance? How will the Mavericks try to slow down Harden? All those questions and more answered by MM's Kirk Henderson.

What we learned from the Texas Longhorns Orange-White game - Burnt Orange Nation
Five lessons from the spring-ending scrimmage.

Texas Tech Coaches' Preview - Viva The Matadors
Conner goes over what to look for from the 2015 Texas Tech football coaches!

Kyan Anderson: A Frogs O' War Feature - Frogs O' War
Kyan Anderson was one of the most complete basketball players in TCU history. His contributions to a growing program are just one component of the legacy that he will leave behind.

Monday Daily Bears Report - Our Daily Bears
Two conference titles for the tennis program, and suspense in the OSU series.

SEC Offices Ban Car Washes - Good Bull Hunting
Baseball is a game of superstition. It's a logical step.

2015 Texas Longhorns Orange-White Football Scrimmage Open Thread - Barking Carnival
Hook 'em.

Houston Dynamo GM encouraged but not satisfied by results - Dynamo Theory
We talked with Matt Jordan about the Alex trade, the Dynamo academy and more.