2010 Oakland Raiders Draft: Lamarr Houston Means Defensive Options Galore

April 24, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

"...the Oakland Raiders select, Lamarr Houston, defensive tackle, Texas."
Wait. What? That can't be right, can it? The Raiders don't make two good picks in a row, do they? Apparently, they do!
Whoever is responsible for this draft-day turn around is officially on Raider Nation's Christmas/Chanukah/Kwanzaa/Winter Solstice gift list (did I forget anyone?).
Lamarr Houston was not the best defensive tackle in the draft, but he is quite possibly the most versatile. He should be a nice addition to help improve Oakland's ailing defense.
Houston started his football career at running back, then grew—a lot!
He came to the University of Texas as a fullback, then bulked up even more and was moved to defensive line. Not to defensive tackle or defensive end, but to the line in general. He did it all.
Essentially, he is a 6'2", 300 pound, low-to-the-ground man-child with the athleticism of an offensive "skill player." He can play defensive end, defensive tackle,...

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