CBS Houston – The Houston Texans during this year’s draft went out and spent a fourth-round draft pick on speedster running back Tyler Ervin out of San Jose State.
Two games into the preseason Ervin has yet to make a big impact in the running game combining for 6 yards on 6 carries.
“I’m getting a little more comfortable,” Tyler Ervin said, “it’s a constant learning experience for me.”
In practices, Ervin has made plays and you can see glimpses of why the Texans sought after his skills in the draft.
“It’s starting to slow down a bit for me,” Ervin said when asked about what he’s learned from his first two games, “just being more aware of things I need to do.”
Ervin has been the lead punt and kick returner for the team so far in the preseason, while he’s had a couple of mistakes the team still is giving him chances to take the job.
The biggest thing for younger players to adjust to in the NFL is the speed of the game. If the Ervin is starting to catch up to “NFL” speed, he might be close to ripping long return or a big run, the talent might not be translated to the game yet, but it’s there.