Notable names picked 103rd overall
March 16, 2018 07:21 PM | Drew Dougherty

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The Texans have added five free agents from outside the organization in the last few days. In late April, they'll add some rookies to the mix through the draft, in which they currently own eight picks.

Over the last week, we've examined some notable names that have emerged at each pick throughout NFL history.

Today, the focus is on the Texans' fourth round selection, which is the 103rd overall pick.

Lately, Devonta Freeman has been the biggest contributor to have been taken 103rd. The Florida State running back's been selected to a pair of Pro Bowls, and scored 37 touchdowns in just four NFL seasons.

Linebacker Bradie James spent the final season of his NFL career with the Texans in 2012. But in 2003, Bill Parcells and the Cowboys picked up the LSU Tiger at 103 overall, and he manned the middle in Dallas for the next nine seasons.

Way back in the 1940's, a pair of Hall of Famers in Dante Lavelli (1947) and Tom Fears (1945) were picked 103rd overall. They combined to catch 100 touchdown passes for the Browns and Rams, respectively.

Below are some of the key contributors in NFL history who were chosen at the 103 spot in the draft.

YEAR PLAYER TEAM POSITION RESULTS 2014 Devonta Freeman Falcons RB 2 Pro Bowl selections & 37 TD in 4 seasons 2013 Alex Okafor Cardinals DE 35 starts, 18 sacks in 5 seasons 2011 Sam Acho Cardinals OLB 7 seasons, 57 starts, 17 sacks 2008 William Hayes Titans DE 10 seasons, 134 games played, 35.5 sacks 2006 Brad Smith Jets QB/WR/Returner 127 games, 13 TD in 9 NFL seasons 2003 Bradie James Cowboys LB 126 starts in 10-yr career 2002 Justin Peelle Chargers TE 151 games, 12 TD catches in 10-yr career 1992 Edgar Bennett Packers RB 31 TD, 7 seasons, SB XXXI champ 1983 Lionel Washington Cardinals DB 37 INT in 15 NFL seasons 1979 Don Warren Redskins TE 14 NFL seasons, 3 SB rings w/Washington 1977 Mike Wilson Bengals OT 172 starts in 12 NFL seasons 1950 Woodley Lewis Rams DB/WR/Returner 16 TD, 1 Pro Bowl, 11 NFL seasons 1947 Dante Lavelli Rams E/DE Pro Football Hall of Famer, 62 TD rec, 3 Pro Bowls, 7-time NFL champ 1945 Tom Fears Rams E Pro Football Hall of Famer, 38 TD rec, All-Pro in 1950

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