Lamarr Houston: Oakland Raiders Defensive MVP?

January 6, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

"With the 44th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders select Lamarr Houston, defensive tackle, Texas."
At first, I was confused.  I had no idea who Houston was, and why we didn't use our pick to draft an offensive lineman.  I immediately went onto YouTube and typed in Lamarr Houston, expecting to see some fat defensive tackle.  Instead, I saw a small, strong, and dominating player that was both a run-stopping machine, while possessing some very impressive pass rushing skills.
It didn't take me long to jump on the Houston Bandwagon.  I remember how excited I got when I would read reports of the OTAs that took place and how Houston would get into fights with other players.  Someone with some Raider Swagger, great!
When I heard that he was moving to defensive end, I was again, confused.  Why would the coaching staff do that?  We already have Richard Seymour and Matt Shaughnessy there.  The move ended up moving Richard Seymour...

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