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2019 NFL Draft Results: Houston Texans Select Charles Omenihu With The 161st Overall Pick

The Texans take a defensive end in the fifth round.

NCAA Football: Texas at West Virginia Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

With the 161st pick in the 2019 NFL Draft the Texans select Charles Omenihu in the fifth round. ESPN had the following to say about the Omenihu.

Omenihu has an NFL frame and rare length. He’s strong enough to set the edge when he plays low, and he flashes the ability to get off blocks in time to make the play. He gives ground and gets pushed inside when he plays high. He has the frame and quickness to develop into a disruptive interior pass rusher. had the following to say:

Omenihu steps off the bus with a physique that says NFL defensive end, but his skill-set and football acumen are still very raw. He looks like a 5-technique and lines up there, but he simply doesn’t have the grit or anchor needed for that line of work. As a 4-3 end, Omenihu sets a stronger edge and has shown some potential to mix power with get-off as a rusher. His game lacks instincts and consistency, but he’s got the traits and potential to become an eventual starter if he can continue his development.

Raw. Flashes. Develop. Yep. Traits. Potential. BINGO. I, like the rest of you, am looking forward to playing the video and looking at his game in more depth. The Texans will pick again in the sixth round with the 195th overall pick.