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The Film Room (Ep. 16): Harrison Smith Is The New Troy Polamalu

Our original video series is back for Episode 16, this time breaking down one of the Texans’ most fearsome opponents this coming season!

This is one bad, bad man.
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The Film Room is back again with Episode 16! This time, I wanted to take a look at one of the more “overlooked” elite defenses in the NFL up in Minnesota. The Vikings are absolutely loaded with talent on every single level of their defense, with perhaps the crown jewel of them all being their incredible young box safety, Harrison Smith. The fifth-year star plays a “do it all” role in Mike Zimmer’s pressure-filled defense. As a result, he’s often seen doing literally  everything from enforcing his will down on the line of scrimmage, to covering slot receivers man-to-man, to even bracketing wideouts deep down field as a centerfielder. With our beloved Texans slated to have an absolute brawl with Smith and company early in the season, there’s no better time than now to get acquainted with the ultra-talented beast that awaits them in Week Five.