that much houston texas NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Friday that he had agreed to a fully-guaranteed rookie contract term with third overall cornerback Derek Stingley Jr.
The momentum and logic of the Stingley pick comes from his outstanding 2019 freshman season, which recorded all six interceptions, and an electric pro day that generated a 40-yard dash from 4.40 to 4.44 and a vertical jump of 38.5 inches. Manager Lovie Smith and the rest of the Texas players hope that Stingley’s athleticism and potential will ultimately outlast the injury problems that plagued cornerbacks for the rest of his college career. Stingley has only played on the field for 10 games since 2019. He made just three appearances during his final season at the LSU with a nagging foot injury.
If the front office is right, Stingley promises to bolster his defense, which is 23rd in allowed passing yards in 2021. Round 1 joins offensive lineman Kenyon Green (15th overall) and wide receiver John Mech (44th overall). As Houston’s new celebrity.