Ranking the Texans' players

A couple of days ago, John over at Texans Bull Blog wrote a story where he ranked the players on the Texans based on their future production over the next 3-5 years. I disagreed with some of his rankings/thoughts, so I made a list of my own and decided to share it with you guys. Keep in mind, this is only an evaluation of the player; contract and positional value aren't considered.


1. Andre Johnson -Obvious

2. Matt Schaub

3. Arian Foster

Very Good

4. Mario Williams - underwhelming lately, but still a very good DE, which is hard to find

5. Brian Cushing

6. Demeco Ryans - Assuming he's still the same after the injury

7. Owen Daniels - injury prone but impressive when healthy

Above average

8. Wade Smith - played very well last year

9. Duane Brown - played better last year, could still improve going into 4th year

10. Connor Barwin- more on potential than anything he's done so far

11. Eric Winston

12. Antonio Smith

13 Chris Myers

14 Glover Quin- could be a good corner or a very good free safety

15 Vonta Leach


16. Mike Brisiel

17.   Earl Mitchell- I think he could be a pretty good player in the next couple of years

18.   Jacoby Jones- Inconsistent, tantalizing. May not be here next year

19.   Kevin Walter- steady but unspectacular

20.   James Casey- Would be ranked higher, but it's hard to see him being doing too much as a 2nd TE

21.   Ben Tate- Could be a really good backup

22.   Kareem Jackson- hard to tell how good he's going to become; could be legit starter one day

Below average

23.   Shelley Smith- the guys at Texans Bull Blog love him... has lots of potential

24.   Daryl Sharpton

25.   Antoine Caldwell

26.   Amobi Okoye

27.   Shaun Cody -good backup to future NT

28.   Joel Dreesen- good depth, but possibly third string

29.   Dorin Dickerson- Could become starter eventually

30.   Garret Graham- hard to tell where he fits in

Not likely to contribute

31.   Troy Nolan

32.   Sherrick McManis

33.   Tim Jamison

34.   Brice McCain

35.   Dominique Barber

36.   Mark Anderson

37.   Xavier Adibi

38.   Antwaun Molden - a good special teamer, at least

39.   David Anderson

40.   Eugene Wilson- Ha, just kidding

Disagree with anything? Comments?

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