** Welcome to Detroit ** Lions select James Houston!

At 217 overall, and with their sixth round pick, Lions select James Houston, Jackson State.


Concluded season with 70 tackles (52 solo), 24.5 tackles for loss (2nd SWAC/t-2nd FCS), 16.5 sacks (2nd SWAC/t-2nd FCS), seven forced fumbles (1st in SWAC & FCS), two fumble recoveries, one interception, eight QB hurries, and two defensive touchdowns (67-yard fumble return for TD at Alabama A&M, five-yard interception return vs. Prairie View)…recorded at least one sack in 10 games and at least 2.0 TFL in eight games.

No idea who this is. But…ok!

Florida transfer. Played for Deion. Had a zillion sacks last year. That’s the sum total of my knowledge from Twitter scrolling

“missed his entire freshman season in 2017, as he was suspended for his role in a credit card fraud incident that involved nine UF players”

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They called him an edge on nfln but judging by his size I’m thinking he has to be a LB? (6’1", 230)

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So, this is interesting.

Obviously there is a character concern, here. But evidently he was legit at Florida.

Houston, 6-foot-1, 240 pounds would play for the Florida football program from 2017-20, redshirting during his freshman season. Over the past three years, Houston became a major contributor for the Florida linebacker corps in the middle of the defense. He was known for his aggression and quickness, especially his ability to get in the offensive backfield.


Did he steal king crab legs? If not, I’m okay with this.


Gettin’ a little crowded at ILB. Two recent signings may not make the squad:

I guess they didn’t “really” like their LB room after all (and faith in humanity is restored).

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Where do you see the character concern?
Not denying, just not seeing where that’s coming from. The piece in the link, he says it didn’t work out in terms of a path to the NFL, but that he earned his degree.

Credit card scheme he was allegedly involved in: Florida suspensions: Police reports detail felony charges - Sports Illustrated

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34.25 arms, 1.56 10 yard split, 39" VT, 10’5" BJ, 22 reps Bench.
This a traits pick. Might could?

PRO DAY 6002 244 34 1/4 9 82 4.70 2.62 1.56 39 10’5” 4.48 7.41 22

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James WHO-ston??

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yeah… the highlights are encouraging…


I get it’s a highlight reel but fantastic instincts and nose for the ball. Impressive.


“what she sayin I hear blah-blah”

Not much of a hip-hop guy, but that’s a jam right there.

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Oh god. This guy is a monster.

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Cameron Wolfe


· Mar 21

At @GoJSUTigersFB pro day where prospects from 5 Mississippi colleges working out for 21 NFL teams. Stealing the show is LB James Houston (@Jthouston_4) came in 6’ 1/4, 244 pounds w/ 22 bench reps, 39” vert.