By Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle
Updated

1:23 pm CDT, Monday, March 9, 2020

Missouri defensive lineman Jordan Elliott runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Missouri defensive lineman Jordan Elliott runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Photo: Charlie Neibergall, Associated Press

Photo: Charlie Neibergall, Associated Press

Missouri defensive lineman Jordan Elliott runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Missouri defensive lineman Jordan Elliott runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Photo: Charlie Neibergall, Associated Press

Texans work out, meet with Missouri DT Jordan Elliott

The Texans are working out and meeting with All-American Missouri defensive tackle Jordan Elliott on Monday, according to a league source not authorized to speak publicly.

Elliott is a former Westside standout. The Missouri City native transferred to Missouri from Texas.

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Elliott is one of the best overall defensive line draft prospects and gets high marks as an interior pass rusher, for his positional and scheme versatility and his upper body strength and quickness.

The 6-4, 302-pounder ran the 40-yard dash in 5.02 seconds at the NFL scouting combine and bench pressed 225 pounds 24 times.  He had a 4.73 20-yard shuttle.

As a junior, Elliott recorded 44 tackles, 10 for losses and three sacks in a dozen starts before declaring early for the draft.

A former blue-chip recruit for the Longhorns who played in six games in 2016 with eight tackles and 1 1/2 for losses before spraining his knee, Elliott had 24 tackles, eight for losses and three sacks as a sophomore.



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