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The Houston Texans have boosted their offense and defense this offseason, with free-agent additions like Vince Wilfork and Nate Washington as well as drafted players like cornerback Kevin Johnson and Jaelen Strong.
Last year’s number one pick, Jadeveon Clowney, has undergone successful surgery and will be alongside Texans superstar, J.J. Watt, and veteran ,Vince Wilfork, on the defensive front. The Texans have also acquired quarterback Brian Hoyer, who had stellar numbers in the first half of the season with the Browns in 2014. Hoyer will compete with Ryan Mallett for the starting quarterback gig, but Hoyer seems to have the upper-hand due to his valuable experience.
Last year, the Texans, were only one game shy of making the playoffs, and with these powerful additions to the defense and offense, the Texans are becoming a threat not only in the AFC South, but in the AFC. However, with the loss of veteran wide receiver and future Hall of Famer, Andre Johnson, many question the Texans’ ability to go deep on any given play. Texans head coach, Bill O’Brien, seems to have no concern about the absence of Andre, as he places his faith in rising star, DeAndre Hopkins, Cecil Shorts III and rookie receiver Jaelen Strong and this receiving core could be just as dangerous as Andre was.
The Texans have definitely taken large strides both defensively and offensively, and the future looks bright. With other teams like the New England Patriots floundering this offseason with virtually no secondary, the Texans have been a step ahead of the curve. Other teams should be frightened of this newly invented Texans team, or they will be left in the dust.