Later, Ozougwu said he received a text from his agent that the Texans wanted to pick him. Then Rick Smith, the Texans general manager, called with the good news.
When he was selected, Ozougwu said he thought that everything happens for a reason and that he had envisioned playing for the Texans before. He met and worked with the Texans new defensive coordinator Wade Phillips when he was coaching for the East-West Shrine Game.
Phillips is transitioning the Texans to a 3-4 defense. Ozougwu was pegged as an undersized defensive end by scouts. He might fit into the Texans scheme as an outside linebacker. They might be able to use the help, even coming from Mr. Irrelevant.