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Washington Redskins 2016 NFL Draft Profiles: DeAndre Houston-Carson, S

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Hogs Haven takes a look at college prospects who could contribute to the Redskins

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DeAndre Houston-Carson, S

College: Williams & Mary | Conference: Colonial Athletic Association

Experience: Senior | Age: 22

Height/Weight: 6'1" / 201 lbs

Projected Draft Status: 4th to 7th Round

NFL Comparison: Bacarri Rambo

College Statistics

Player Overview

The three-year starter and all-conference player at cornerback played free safety his senior year at William & Mary and was a consensus All-American after he led the Tribe in tackles and finished tied for second in the conference with four interceptions. Houston-Carson was elected team captain and was also CAA co-defensive player of the year. He recorded nine blocked kicks in his career, including four in 9 games his junior year.

Strengths

  • Good motor
  • Tough
  • Consensus All-American
  • Plays smart
  • Nose for the football

Weaknesses

  • High pad level
  • Waits for contact
  • Quick, not fast
  • Takes poor angles

Let's take a closer look...

How he'd fit on the Redskins

It's hard to say how Houston-Carson would fit into Washington's thin secondary. He's an instinctive player with good coverage instincts. But Houston-Carson doesn't have the speed to cover sideline-to-sideline in the NFL, nor is he an NFL-level run stopper right now. Houston-Carson does have a unique talent for blocking kicks, however. His size, speed and instincts on special teams would be valuable to any team. Houston-Carson is a consensus All-American with NFL size. If his knack for blocking kicks translates to the league, he'll stick around long enough to potentially grow into a solid contributor in the defensive backfield.