Houston selects Zach Cunningham in second round

After going quarterback in the first, the Texans opted for linebacker in the second round Friday, selecting Cunningham.

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Houston selects Zach Cunningham in second round


  • The Texans selected Zach Cunningham with the team’s second-round pick in the NFL draft Friday.
  • Cunningham ranked second among SEC linebackers with an overall grade of 83.4 in 2016.
  • He was second among qualified FBS linebackers in 2016 with 56 run stops; his 14.5 run-stop percentage ranked sixth.
  • He also ranked ninth among qualified FBS linebackers in 2015 with a 13.4 run-stop percentage.
  • Cunningham had his struggles when it came to tackling in 2016, ranking 110th among 159 draft-eligible linebackers with a 6.7 tackle efficiency rating (number of attempted tackles per every miss). Cunningham missed 21 tackles on 869 snaps in 2016 after missing just 18 tackles over 1,200 defensive snaps from 2014 to 2015.

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