Jared Crick DL HOU 11 Months
Jared Crick is currently penciled in as the Texans' starting right end.
Veteran Antonio Smith held that spot the previous five seasons but left for Oakland in free agency. Crick, a 2012 fourth-round pick, played 277 defensive snaps last season, accumulating a meager 20 tackles. The Texans were high on Crick two offseasons ago, but he hasn't been a playmaker on limited snaps. He has zero career sacks or forced fumbles. The Texans will draft some line help.
Jared Crick DL HOU Feb 10 '78
Texans GM Rick Smith responded with fourth-round DE Jared Crick when asked to name one member of Houston's draft class to "watch out for" in 2012.
Crick will begin his career behind Antonio Smith and J.J. Watt, but he's Smith's heir apparent. "I think (Crick) will come in and get into a rotation," said Smith. "... He's a hard-nosed football player. He plays hard." Crick will have to beat out Tim Jamison to be the Texans' No. 3 defensive end as a rookie.