Dickson’s workout with Houston took place Friday, according to KHOU’s Jeff Risdon. Jefferson also met with the Texans at the NFL combine in Indianapolis.
Jefferson and Dickson both declared early for the draft, electing to skip their senior seasons at Texas. It was a surprising decision in particular for Dickson since punters rarely leave school early. CBS Sports ranks him as the No. 2 punter on the board behind Alabama’s J.K. Scott. Jefferson is the ranked as the No. 4 outside linebacker in the draft.
The Texans could use another playmaker at linebacker after releasing veteran Brian Cushing in February. Jefferson, the reigning Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Year, would give them just that.
Dickson may be less likely to land in Houston, since the Texans re-signed 41-year-old punter Shane Lechler in March. However, they used one of their 30 pre-draft visits on him, so they probably have enough interest to at least consider drafting him.
Both former Longhorns are expected to be taken in the middle rounds of the 2018 NFL Draft, which begins April 26.