So far Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak has been very impressed with first round pick Whitney Mercilus during OTA’s.
“He’s looked very good,” Kubiak said last week. “(Linebackers coach) Reggie (Herring) catches guys up very quick. He’s a hell of a coach. (Mercilus) is moving around very good, and he’s going to be a great addition to our team.”
The Texans plan on rotating Mercilus in at outside linebacker.
“He’s playing outside, obviously, so you’re coming most of the time,” Kubiak said. “Special teams-wise with (coordinator) Joe (Marciano), he’s getting a lot of work. Very bright young man. We knew that when we got him. Remember, (he had) just really one big, big year of college football, so watching him make this transition is pretty impressive.”