The Houston Texans conducted a private workout with Tennessee State offensive tackle Chidi Okeke this week. The Texans sent offensive assistant T.J. Yates to conduct the workout with Okeke to get a closer look at the All-Ohio Valley 1st-Team selection. The Texans are looking for depth on the offensive line especially coming out of the draft.
Okeke was born in Anambra, Nigeria and played his high school football at Faith Baptist in Georgia. Was a US Army All-American ranked as the second best offensive tackle in the nation in 2014.
Okeke attended LSU out of high school and redshirted his first season with the Tigers and after playing sparingly in 2016, he opted to transfer to Tennessee State in 2017.
For the Tigers, Okeke played in all 11 games and started the final 10 games of the season at left tackle. Okeke came into his own as a player in 2018 and after a strong season opted to enter the NFL Draft.
His head coach Rod Reed knew when the Tigers held their Pro Day that Okeke was the main attraction for NFL scouts.
"I think Chidi was the bell cow to get everybody here," TSU coach Rod Reed said at the Tigers Pro Day. "He pretty much got all the scouts' attention. ... Everybody is coming in to see Chidi, but that's sometimes when people get noticed, when you see somebody else. I was just pleased to see those guys work out (Monday)."
During his Pro Day, Okeke weighed in at 320 lbs, ran a 5.1-second forty-yard dash and posted a 29-inch vertical jump.
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