Our sponsors this week want fans to chime in with their thoughts about who their respective team’s most under-the-radar defensive lineman is. In other words, which member of the Houston Texans’ defensive line doesn’t get the credit he should?
The immediate answer here is D.J. Reader. The second-year pro out of Clemson has progressed quite nicely this season. He showed considerable promise last year in relief of Vince Wilfork, and I think it’s fair to say he’s gotten exponentially better since then. On an injury-ravaged defensive line, Reader has been a legitimate bright spot.
That said, you may have a different perspective. Carlos Watkins? Joel Heath? Brandon Dunn? Christian Covington, before he got hurt? Discuss as you see fit in the Comments.