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Houston Texans AFC South
 
Whitney Mercilus • #59 • LB
2 sck in last 1 gp
Status:On roster
Ht/Wt:6'4", 258 lbs.
Born:Jul 21, 1990 (29 yrs)
Hometown:Akron, OH
College:Illinois
Experience:7 years
Drafted:Drafted by Houston in 2012 (1/26).
2019 Season Stats
G GS Solo Ast Sck SckYds Int IntYds IntTD FR TD
YTD 2 2 6 1 3 26 1 2 0 0 0
On Pace 16 16 48 8 24 208 8 16 0 0 0
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Scouting Report
Has speed, power, a great wingspan and a great first move off the edge. Is also very active and disruptive with his hands, causing fumbles and missed passes. Has enough size to play a classic end role but may be best as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 setup. Tends to be overly aggressive at times. As a linebacker, needs to show more in pass coverage (can be a bit slow to react, doesn't read the action as well as he should and be a little more focused). As a defensive end, can benefit from more explosiveness off the line.
Long Range Potential: Quality linebacker.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NCAA Ted Hendricks Award 2011
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