In 3rd Round Chiefs Pick OLB

With the draft pick they acquired in a trade down with Cleveland on Thursday, the Chiefs selected Justin Houston an outside linebacker out of the University of Georgia.

Houston, a 6-3, 270-pound Georgia native saw his stock drop in the draft when it was revealed he failed a drug test during the NFL Combine in February. Reportedly Houston tested positive for marijuana.

He started all 13 games last year, totaling 67 tackles, with 10 sacks an interception and two recovered fumbles. Over his three seasons in Athens, Houston played in 36 games and started 24 times.

Houston finished his career with the Bulldogs with 125 total tackles and 23 sacks.

3 Responses to “In 3rd Round Chiefs Pick OLB”

  • April 29, 2011  - aPauled says:

    The Chiefs may need some counselors around the facility, but they are racking up the talent. What a steal; free pick and high Rnd 2 talent if the Chiefs get him on the right track.

  • April 29, 2011  - Rick says:

    This kid has talent, talent at a position the Chiefs can really use it at. I just hope Romeo and Todd can get his head on straight. Who thinks it’s cool to smoke pot right before the combine? Duh!

  • April 30, 2011  - ed says:

    He comes in a little immature I just hope he grows up quickly. If he can him Hali Sheffield and Studebaker are going to give us a formiddible pass rusher.

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