Texans Linked to Alameda Ta'Amu
Patrick D. Starr
With the 2012 Senior Bowl in full swing the Houston Texans are hard at work. It has been confirmed that the Texans have scheduled an interview with Washington Huskies defensive tackle, Alameda Ta'Amu. Ta'Amu was a force for the Huskies during the 2011 season and has been a staple in the defense since his freshman year in 2008.
Appearing in 50 games for the Huskies in 4 years, he has amassed 109 total tackles with 9 sacks from his defensive tackle position. Ta'Amu weighed in at the senior bowl at 341 lbs. and is a 6'3" space eater, and has put that on display in the early Senior Bowl practices for the North team. Ta'Amu is a big strong kid, who seems he can play the three technique or can be a nose tackles in a 3-4 scheme. At 341 lbs. Ta'Amu can create some disruptions, and has shown some athletic ability despite being 341 lbs. He needs to work on his pass rush skills, but looks like he could be a run force during running situations.
Ta'Amu has some work to do, but somethings can't be taught like his size, and he has plenty of that. He has been praised for his hustle and being able to hold at the point of attack. Ta'Amu seems to be on the Texans radar and also the Buffalo Bills, and his draft stock looks to be in the late 1st to early 2nd rounds. With Texans fans calling for another nose tackle to pair with starter Shaun Cody, the fans just might get their wish with Ta'Amu or another nose in the draft in 2012.