Slaton to Texans

West Virginia running back Steve Slaton, a product of Conwell-Egan High, was just chosen by the Houston Texans in the third round, with the 89th overall pick.

Slaton left West Virginia a year early after a coaching change and seeing his carries diminish at the end of the season in favor of Noel Devine. Still, he posted 3,923 yards and 50 touchdowns during his career in Morgantown.

NFL Network analyst Mike Maycok called Slaton "one of the most intriguing picks in this draft."

And since Philly area guys stick together, the pick that the Texans used to take Slaton was the one they acquired from Baltimore when the Ravens moved up in the first round to select Delaware QB Joe Flacco, from Audobon, N.J.