Need to block a kick? Call Bears sixth-round pick DeAndre Houston-Carson

The Chicago Bears invested another pick in the secondary, drafting William & Mary safety DeAndre Houston-Carson in the sixth round (No. 185). Houston-Carson is the second safety taken by Chicago on Day 3, joining Miami’s Deon Bush (fourth round).

My take: The Bears love safeties that have hyphenated last names. In a humorous twist, Houston-Carson will compete directly against Harold Jones-Quartey for a roster spot. But seriously, Houston-Carson had a nice college career. The William & Mary product tallied 293 tackles, 10 interceptions and nine blocked kicks on special teams. Nine blocks! That’s kind of amazing. He started at both free safety and cornerback, becoming just the third player in school history to earn consensus first-team All-America honors. Bottom line: you block nine kicks in college and you have my attention.