Texans Add Clemson Defensive Lineman Watkins In 4th Round

PHILADELPHIA (CBS HOUSTON) – The Houston Texans continue to stock-pile Clemson Tigers on their roster as they snatched up Carlos Watkins in the 4th round with the 142nd overall selection in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Watkins will be reunited with quarterback Deshaun Watson, who was taken 12th overall this year and former linemate DJ Reader who is the likely starter at nose tackle with the pending retirement of Vince Wilfork. Texans wideout DeAndre Hopkins is also a Clemson alum,

In his senior season with the national champion Tigers, Watkins notched 82 tackles with 13,5 for a loss with 10.5 sacks. Watkins has 9 tackles in Clemson’s national title game.

Clemson was 22-2 in the 24 games over his four year career in which he tallied at least one tackle for a loss.

Watkins was named first team All-American by CBS Sports and second team AP All American.

Alex Del Barrio covers the Houston Texans for Sportsradio610.com and is the color commentator for the Houston Dynamo. He also hosts “ADB and Murph” with Matt Murphy which can be heard on Saturday afternoons 4-7 pm  Follow Alex Del Barrio on Twitter: @alexdelbarrio

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