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We already know our best offensive players. Now let’s see who’s best of the best for the other side of the ball.

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Two of our best are in this shot. No, not Hal.
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A few weeks ago, the Mothership detailed the Texans’ all-time offensive greats, as selected by Drew Dougherty and John Harris. We talked about the selections here. Now they’ve come back through with their defensive selections, and we already know some of the names that simply have to be on the list.

Read further to see their selections, and make your own in the comments below.

Houston Texans All-Time Defensive Players

PICK (TEAM) PLAYER YEARS AS A TEXAN
PICK (TEAM) PLAYER YEARS AS A TEXAN
1 (JH) DE J.J. Watt 2011-Current
2 (DD) OLB Jadeveon Clowney 2014-Current
3 (JH) DE Mario Williams 2006-2011
4 (DD) CB Johnathan Joseph 2011-Current
5 (JH) S Glover Quin 2009-2012
6 (DD)  CB Aaron Glenn 2002-2004
7 (JH) OLB Whitney Mercilus 2012-Current
8 (DD) ILB DeMeco Ryans 2006-2011
9 (JH)  ILB Brian Cushing 2009-2017
10 (DD) DE Antonio Smith 2009-2013, 2016
11 (JH) CB A.J. Bouye 2013-2016
12 (DD) S Marcus Coleman 2002-2005
13 (JH) ILB Benardrick McKinney 2015-Current
14 (DD) S Dunta Robinson 2004-2009
15 (JH) NT Gary Walker 2002-2005
16 (DD) NT Vince Wilfork 2015-2016
17 (JH) OLB Connor Barwin 2009-2012
18 (DD) ILB Jamie Sharper 2002-2004
19 (JH) CB Kareem Jackson 2010-Current
20 (DD) DE Seth Payne 2002-2006
21 (JH) S Bernard Pollard 2009-2010
22 (DD) OLB Kailee Wong 2002-2006
The Mothership selects the 22 best defensive players. Do you agree?

Their individual teams are listed below:

HARRIS’ ULTIMATE 11 TEXANS DEFENSE

POSITION (PICK) PLAYER

DE (1) J.J. Watt

NT (8) Gary Walker

DE (2) Mario Williams

OLB (4) Whitney Mercilus

ILB (5) Brian Cushing

ILB (7) Benardrick McKinney

OLB (9) Connor Barwin

CB (6) A.J. Bouye

CB (10) Kareem Jackson

S (3) Glover Quin

S (11) Bernard Pollard

DOUGHERTY’S ULTIMATE 11 TEXANS DEFENSE

POSITION (PICK) PLAYER

DE (5) Antonio Smith

NT (8) Vince Wilfork

DE (10) Seth Payne

OLB (1) Jadeveon Clowney

ILB (4) DeMeco Ryans

ILB (9) Jamie Sharper

OLB (11) Kailee Wong

CB (2) Johnathan Joseph

CB (3) Aaron Glenn

S (6) Marcus Coleman

S (7) Dunta Robinson

Surprised to see the Ninja on the list? What about Dunta “Pay Me Rick” Robinson? Who here recalls Kailee Wong enough to have him on an all-time list?

What about your lists? Any changes you’d like to see made? You know what to do.