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2021 NFL Draft: Houston Texans Select Roy Lopez With The 195th Pick

Goodnight everybody!

The Texans draft is finally (seemingly) done. With the 195th pick, your Houston Texans selected DT Roy Lopez out of Arizona.

Lance Zierlein also had this to say about Lopez:

Squatty nose with adequate anchor and plus motor to battle against different types of blockers. Lopez plays with decent feet, even though his first step is fairly average. His pad level and leverage help to create low-man status and offer early advantages when defending his gaps. He’s going to struggle against zone-blocking teams, as he’s fairly easy to reach and take out of the play. His lack of length lessens his consistency as a tackler and diminishes his opportunities for quick wins as a rusher. He has the size and potential to find work as a backup nose with decent run-clogging ability.

Zierlein also had a 7th round projection for Lopez, so this might have been a reach.

Lopez will look to compete with Ross Blacklock, Maliek Collins, Auzoyah Alufohai, and Brandon Dunn for playing time. Finally, the defensive side of the ball is addressed in the twilight of the 2021 NFL Draft.