Houston Texans Mid-August Scouting Report
So far in camp this is what I have heard from the very few who have seen. OT Laremy Tunsil, OG Max Scharping, C Nick Martin and OT Tytus Howard are the foundation of an offensive line that could be one of the better ones this year. My hunch of a future Texan quarterback got cut before camp even started. Rookie FA QB Nick Tiano, we hardly knew you! Guess the Texans will have to stick with QB Deshaun Watson.
Word is that Watson is looking sharp behind that line. So is RB David Johnson. Big and fast and so far, he's healthy.
TE Jordon Thomas and TE Jordon Akins won’t be part of this line. They can’t block, but they can catch. It will be interesting to see how they will game plan these big guys with the fast WRs. Speed kills in the NFL. The Texans think that they have the ponies to emulate the Chiefs. We’ll see.
Expect the Texans to score. The real question is do they have enough on the defense to stop anyone, especially when it counts. So far rookie’s DT Ross Blacklock and CB John Reid have been impressive. These guys are rookies so expectations must be tempered.
Hopes are high for second year CB Lonnie Johnson and DL Charles Omenihu. Everywhere I go people want to talk about Omenihu being a pro bowler this year. We’ll see. Will young CB Gareon Conley mature, grow into a solid corner?
The Texans want to win now and have $21.6 million of remaining cap cash to pick up more talent if they see someone they like.
I believe the Texans defense is suspect. I need to see some football to understand the defense. I believe that the offense will have to score a lot of points for them to win this year. If you’re starting to draft, consider drafting some of the Texans wideouts, tailbacks and of course, their quarterback.
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