Ladies and gentlemen, we have another edge rusher coming into the fold, from Wake Forest, please welcome Duke Ejiofor as the newest member of the Houston Texans.
Duke Ejiofor slid in the draft because of injury concerns from what I've been told, but he has a toolbox full of rush tools and can be a dominant sub-package rusher along the interior. Great pick for the Texans.— Lance Zierlein (@LanceZierlein) April 28, 2018
From Zierlein’s write-up on Ejiofor:
Ejiofor looked a little quicker and more fluid last season, but he’s not a naturally gifted athlete. Ejiofor’s game revolves around his heavy hands and his ability to finish as a rusher if a blocker gives him an opening. Ejiofor needs to play with better play speed and a more consistent motor to reach his potential, but his natural strength and ability to harass the quarterback as an interior rusher on sub packages gives him a chance to find some early playing time even if he’s a backup.
The rest of his report on Edge (preemptive nickname) can be found here on NFL.com.
There’s some concern about injury/concussion history with him but if he can remain healthy, Ejiofor could be a major steal for the Houston Texans.
What say you, gentle BRB reader? Like the pick? Hate it? Meh on it? Let your voice be heard here. More Texans picks are on the way still in day three of the 2018 NFL Draft.