The Texans have signed two of their six total draft picks today. I guess we can now officially welcome K.J. Dillon and D.J. Reader to the City of Houston.
Safety K.J. Dillon becomes first Texans draft pick to sign https://t.co/74QGptONge via @houstonchron— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) May 5, 2016
Texans signed NT DJ Reader, their other fifth round pick. KJ Dillon signed earlier.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) May 5, 2016
Dillon and Reader are both expected to be depth and/or special teams contributors as they start their careers, but there is a good chance that they could see the field in a bigger capacity by 2017 as Vince Wilfork’s career winds down and Dillon gets more snaps as a dime safety. For the time being, however, the only thing on their minds will be rookie minicamps starting this weekend.
UPDATE: Mark Berman reports the Texans have now also signed fourth-round pick RB Tyler Ervin out of San Jose State.
#Texans sign RB Tyler Ervin, fourth-round pick— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) May 6, 2016