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Texans grow LB depth with Williams

After grabbing a strongside linebacker in the third round, the Houston Texans went with a weakside linebacker in the fourth: Trevardo Williams from UConn.

The Texans will now ideally have Whitney Mercilus and Williams on the weakside with Brooks Reed and Sam Montgomery on the strongside.

Williams is an athletic guy who was productive for the Huskies.

Like Montgomery, he will be making the conversion from college end to NFL linebacker under defensive coordinator Wade Phillips and linebacker coach Reggie Herring.

NFL Draft Scout raves about Williams’ abilities at the snap.

"Explosive athlete with natural edge-rush ability. Extremely quick get-off to go with flexibility that makes him a consistent threat to round the edge on every play. Big-time closing burst in space. Exhibits an impressive lateral quickness when countering back to the inside from the edge. May have the best pure get-off of anyone edge rusher in this year's class. Relentless motor to the whistle. Exhibits acceleration to track down the stretch play from the backside."

The Texans still need to address inside linebacker.