After going undrafted, former Mizzou RB Damarea Crockett impressing at Houston Texans training camp
Damarea Crockett may be on the cusp of making the NFL thanks to a solid preseason effort with the Houston Texans.
The undrafted free agent and former Missouri running back has caught the eye of Houston coach Bill O’Brien.
“He runs hard. He’s a great kid. He works hard on special teams, he’s quiet and he’s got a good attitude. I’ve seen some good things,” O’Brien said.
Rotoworld summarized the Houston depth chart and referred to an article from The Athletic, and said, “There’s little competition behind Lamar Miller, so Crockett has a chance to make a name for himself as an undrafted free agent. At Missouri, Crockett averaged 5.9 yards per carry, and he showed 4.40 speed with a 37-inch vertical during pre-draft workouts. The size-speed runner has some sleeper appeal if the Texans don’t add a quality veteran to the depth chart.”
Crockett, listed at 5-foot-10 and 225 pounds, is viewed as being a possible ideal replacement for D’onta Foreman. Along with special teams, Crockett has seen work at the goal line and in short yardage situations to bolster his chances.
Now that the Texans have placed Foreman on waivers..I think Crockett has a great chance of making the team and he has made an impression on coach O’Brien. #BigSargeSportz #TexansCamp19 @houstonstyle @DamareaCrockett @MizzouFootball @MizzouAthletics pic.twitter.com/CHTm2GcNwT
— SPORTZ TALK WITH BIG SARGE (@BigSargeSportz) August 4, 2019
— Aaron Reiss (@aaronjreiss) August 4, 2019