Lamarr Houston #99 OLB
Height: 6-3 Weight: 274 Age: 29
Born: 6/24/1987 San Francisco , CA
Experience: 8th season
High School: Thomas B. Doherty HS [Colorado Springs, CO]
Selected By: Oakland Raiders
Pick (Overall): 12 (44)
Houston is a short, thick defender that has natural power at the point of attack. He can anchor the middle of the defense when playing with good pad level but can be inconsistent in this area. He has strong hands but again doesn?t always use them effectively to shed blockers. Houston feels pad pressure well and can restrict running lanes effectively. He shows good power to push the pocket as a bull rusher but needs to expand his moves and counters to contribute more as a pass rusher. He needs to be more disciplined and anticipate the snap count as he will jump offsides too often. Houston has the size and athleticism to be an effective interior defender at the next level and will likely fit best in a 4-3 scheme.