Meet Your 2015 Texans Rookie Class On Twitter!

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It used to be that when your favorite NFL team drafted its next wave of rookies, for the most part, they were just a list of names on a piece of paper. Sure, you probably knew your team's first round pick, and if a guy played for a good college team, you may have seen him play a handful of times, but for the most part, you wouldn't know anything about them really until training camp.

Social media and the internet have changed all that, as they've changed pretty much everything. Now, with a little bit of detective work, you can find out in about five or ten minutes what all of your rookies are about. You can glean what their off field interest are, and just how highly they regard their own skills.

And if you follow me on Twitter and read me here on this website, you're lucky enough to have someone so all that legwork for you! So without further ado, for those of you who chill on social media, here's where you can find your 2015 Texans draft class....

Round 1 (16). KEVIN JOHNSON, CB, Wake Forest Twitter ID: @KevJr9 Twitter bio: Kevin Johnson.. Wake Forest University graduate.. Chasing a dream... #9 2 star recruit Instagram: Simbakev Followers: 8,816 Following: 298 Tweets: 1,275 Verified: YES

Tweet announcing his being selected by the Texans....

Random musing tweet...

Finally somebody said it! I agree, Kevin Johnson! Will Ferrell? A tad overrated, in my opinion. You're gonna have a long career here, son! ______________________________________________________________

Round 2 (43). BENARDRICK McKINNEY, ILB, Miss St Twitter ID: @bm115 Twitter bio: NONE Followers: 5,754 Following: 283 Tweets: 143 Verified: NO

Tweet announcing his being selected by the Texans....

Random musing tweet....

McKinney doesn't do a lot of random musing. In fact, he doesn't do a lot of tweeting at all. His account is mostly retweets. If Twitter accounts are an accurate reflection of the position a guy plays, McKinney's account screams "no nonsense inside linebacker." ______________________________________________________________

Round 3 (70). JAELEN STRONG, WR, Arizona St Twitter ID: @JaelenStrong Twitter bio: @jaelenstrong21 on instagram. houston texans wide receiver. roc boy Followers: 14,800 Following: 504 Tweets: 4,493 Verified: YES

Tweet announcing his being selected by the Texans....

Random musing tweet....

Jaelen Strong's Twitter account is one massive middle finger to anybody who never believed in him, not just during the 24 hours where he dropped from Day 1 to Day 2 of the draft, but for what appears to be pretty much his whole existence in social media. Hell, he's wearing number 11 as a Texan to remind him that ten wide receivers were taken ahead of him. After the way that wide receiver position has performed (aside from Hopkins and Andre) the last four seasons, the room can use some red ass. ______________________________________________________________

Round 5 (175). KEITH MUMPHREY, WR, Michigan St Twitter ID: @GeorgiaBoi25 Twitter bio: Running into my destiny full speed with both eyes open. Followers: 6,393 Following: 1,115 Tweets: 7,012 Verified: NO

Tweet announcing his being selected by the Texans....

Random musing tweet....

Like Strong, Mumphrey's Twitter account is peppered with tweets about people disrespecting and not believing in him. Strong and Mumphrey in the same position group should get really interesting. They may either kill each other or become WWE tag team champions someday. If you find Alan Bonner or Keshawn Martin beat up behind NRG Stadium, we know where to turn first. ______________________________________________________________

Round 6 (211). RESHARD CLIETT, OLB, USF Twitter ID: @ReshardCliett Twitter bio: Tune in Followers: 435 Following: 161 Tweets: 578 Verified: NO

Tweet announcing his being selected by the Texans....

Random musing tweet....

I knew very little about Cliett before the draft. His Twitter account doesn't give us a whole lot, except that he might be a closet fan of Mr. T. ______________________________________________________________

Round 6 (216). CHRISTIAN COVINGTON, DT, RIce Twitter ID: @ccovingtondt Twitter bio: Houston Texans DL. Vancouver - Houston. Blessed to play this beautiful game. Psalm 3. Instagram: christiandtcovington Followers: 715 Following: 223 Tweets: 92 Verified: NO

Tweet announcing his being selected by the Texans....

BONUS: That tweet above links to this Instagram post....

Random musing tweet....

Covington's Twitter account paints the picture of a God-fearing, hard working, cerebral grinder (which makes him interchangeable on Twitter with practically every Rice football player of the last decade). These are all good things. Lots of bible verses, lots of updates on the rehab of his knee, lots of proper spelling and grammar. Gary Kubiak would be calling him a "good kid" (although, to be fair to other draftees, Kubiak pretty much called everyone a "good kid".) ______________________________________________________________

Round 7 (235). KENNY HILLIARD, RB, LSU Twitter ID: @noceilings27 Twitter bio: Former LSU Tiger. College graduate. Headed for greatness. Psalms 27:1 - The Lord is my light and my salvation. #teamnoceilings #teamlsu #kambri&korinne Followers: 13,300 Following: 450 Tweets: 10,700 Verified: NO

Tweet announcing his being selected by the Texans....

Random musing tweet....

Ok, now I'm hungry.

Listen to Sean Pendergast on SportsRadio 610 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays. Also, follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SeanCablinasian.


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