Texans selected San Jose State RB Tyler Ervin with the No. 119 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft.
Ervin (5'10/192) was a multi-phase weapon at San Jose State, aligning at tailback, slot receiver, cornerback, return specialist, and gunner. He graduated as the school's all-time leader in all-purpose yards (6,146), kick-return yards (2,374), combined punt and kicks returned for TDs (5), and most TDs of 80 yards or more (6). Ervin's explosive athleticism was confirmed in Indy, blazing 4.41 with a 39-inch vertical and 10-foot-10 broad jump. While his size is indicative of a Dexter McCluster type, Ervin's ability to carry a heavy college workload hints at the potential for more should that opportunity come. Initially, expect Ervin to be a core special teamer while competing for snaps behind Lamar Miller.