Texas Tech Football: Texans Select Deandre Washington in Mock Draft

Red Raiders running back DeAndre Washington had a monstrous season.  Rushing for nearly 1,500 yards and scoring 16 total touchdowns was  just plain spectacular.  Small in size, Washington was dangerous out in open space and projects to be a utility player if he is drafted.

In a recent mock draft featured on FanSided.com, Washington is projected to go in the 6th round to the Houston Texans.

Lets keep in mind, that mock drafts are not official, nor are they 100 percent accurate.  Mainly, they are for entertainment purposes, but usually those that take the time to research, watch film and project players, are roughly in the ball park as to where a player will be drafted.

Washington is a great receiver catching 41 balls in 2015 and could be a deadly 3rd down back in the NFL.  If I had to compare him to a current NFL player, it would be the Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles, but a bigger version.

Washington is quick enough to elude defenders and big and strong enough to break tackles if need be.  I would not project him as an every down back in the NFL just yet as he would have to add about 20 pounds to his frame.  However, he could be utilized on screen plays and swing routes out the backfield.

Washington will be on somebody’s roster next season.  He is too good of an athlete to not be considered for one of a team’s 53 roster spots.  The only weakness I could point out would be his size, but there are a number of NFL running backs his size or smaller so can we really use the “he is too small” excuse anymore?

Washington will go down as one of the greatest running backs in Texas Tech history and will have an outstanding NFL career.  A wise man once said, “Its not the size of the dog in the fight. But rather the size of the fight in the dog.”

Washington has plenty of fight in him.