The Houston Texans are just a day away from starting their training camp over in West Virginia, where they will practice with the leagues best team The New England Patriots. There are a lot of headlines and stories to follow this year, so here are the 10 things you should be on the ookout for this offseason
#10) Watching the Rookies grow. Last years rookies were somewhat beneficial to the Texans. Most of the Texans draft choices don’t always grow into their role until a year after the draft. After a risky and bold draft, the Texans showed they are ready to win now, and have a future QB with them. D’Onta Foreman nd Deshaun Watson are the two premier rookies to keep your eye on this summer.
#9) Will Fuller’s Development. Can Will Fuller develop into more of a threat at Wide Reciever? Last year we saw glimpses of his deep attack, and while limited fro Brock, there were some passes that were simply just dropped. Fuller has been knocked about his hands and described as a receiver who only has speed. Can Will Fuller develop into a true deep threat alongside Hopkins? This might be the year he does it.
#8) The TE’s. The Texans had a very productive season last year from their TE group, who usually are amond the last of the league in receptions and yeards. The success came from quick short throws from Brock whenever he was pressured. The tight ends did improve skill wise, as C.J. Fiedorowicz had a career year. Only time will tell, but the group needs to help with who ever is under center this season.
#7) Texans RB carousel. The Texans currently have 5 Running Backs on their active roster, which a lot for a team to have. Akeem Hunt is technically help for Special Teams, as well as Tyler Ervin, but they are still going to get snaps throughout the year at the RB position. The Texans must find a solid 3 rotation RB group, and either cut the others, or add them to a trade to get some value back for them. The Texans could have one of the strongest backfields come the first game of the season, but most wont get the playing time to thrive.
#6) DeAndre Hopkins Success. Can DeAndre keep up the success hes had the past few seasons? Last season, DeAndre did fall off of his previous season totals, but most people shrug it off as Brock was the key problem there. Hopkins still has one of the best hands in the league. He won’t beat you with his quickness, but he can overpower you and move you around. His totals will rise this year no matter who is under the center.
#5) JJ Watt’s Back Problems. JJ Watt has confirmed that he will be at the Texans training camp coming up. He has supposedly been fully rehabbed and is 100% to go come training camp. JJ Watt missed a secial season for the Texans who didn’t neccesarily need Watt’s services on the field, but to have added him, their defense wouldv’e been unstoppable. Keep a eye on his reps and how much he actually touches the field come training camp. He may be limited due to his previous injuries, which the Texan