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i think he got drafted as a FB even though he was a LB.. or that may be someone else
na i was wrong he did get drafted as a LB but moved because the Texans needed depth to Vonta Leech at FB...
High marks for Abbate
If Gary Kubiak had to pinpoint "surprise players" in training camp, Jon Abbate's name would be at the top of the list.
The Texans shifted the rookie Wake Forest from linebacker to fullback, and the transition has been smoother than they ever predicted. With Jameel Cook on the physically-unable-to-perform list, Abbate has the opportunity to be a backup to Vonta Leach.
"It's been special," Kubiak said. "You take a kid from defense and put that much pressure on him, and put him on the offensive side of the ball, you got a short window to try to impress us. He can play in this league at fullback. I know one thing, our team knows he'll hit somebody, and that counts for a lot. He doesn't make a lot of mistakes, and we'll see how the preseason goes, but the kid's made up a lot of ground."
I've seen undersized (short) linebackers converted to fullback at the HS and college level. It's often an unexpected success because of the intensity they bring. Abbate can crack a roster at FB if he works hard enough.
Yeah, they had that in the papers a couple weeks ago. I was really excited when I heard bout it cause they was no way he'd make the roster at LB but now he has a legit shot at being the #2 FB and getting to be a ST guy. Jameel Cook was pretty awful last season and might not make the team as he isn't one of those banger FBs, whereas Abbate has shown that capability.