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2018 NFL Draft: Texans Select Duke Ejiofor With 177th Pick

A little background on Duke Ejiofor, the newest member of the Houston Texans.

Wake Forest v Georgia Tech
Duke Ejiofor is a Houston Texan.
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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.

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

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.