I still haven’t talked to Justin Houston and maybe I won’t. But he has addressed his sharp fall in the NFL draft and answered questions for reporters out in Kansas City.
Houston, a 6-3, 260-pound outside linebacker from Statesboro, entered the draft after his junior season at Georgia. Once projected as a late first- or early second-round selection, Houston slipped to the third round where the Chiefs took him with the sixth pick, or 70th overall.
“There are two types of pain I feel like you live with – pain with discipline and pain with regret, and right now I’m feeling the pain of regret with the decision, but I have to put it in the past, I need to move forward,” Houston told reporters. “I was very up-front with teams about the mistake that I made. I just want to put that behind me, perform, and learn from that mistake.”
If you’d like to hear more from Houston, follow THIS LINK to a long Q&A at KCChiefs.com.