Patrick Malone this year. 78 overall rookie OLB taken in the 4th round to be a developmental backup. He showed some flashes in preseason so he got the starting nod and did not disappoint. In 16 statsheets, he put up 71 tackles, 9 TFLs, 9.5 sacks, 1 INT, 2 PDs, and 2 FFs. He tied with our other rookie OLB, 2nd round pick Zachary McHale with those 9.5 sacks, which both broke the Texans record for sacks by an OLB in a season. Now, along with McHale and Rookie of the Year CB Branden Valentine, the three are the backbone of an up and coming Texans Defense.