Last year, the Texans entered the 2019 offseason with two clear needs: offensive line and defensive backfield. While they did throw draft capital at the offensive line by selecting Tytus Howard and Max Scharping in the 2019 NFL Draft and far more draft capital to land Laremy Tunsil from the Dolphins via trade, Houston’s pass defense actually seemed to get worse this last season, if that’s possible.
Bringing in Bradley Roby and Tashaun Gipson were solid moves, but letting Kareem Jackson walk and not going after other corners in free agency ended up forcing Houston to trade away even more draft capital for Gareon Conley and then signing Vernon Hargreaves III off waivers.
The Texans also did the unthinkable and destroyed their defensive front seven by sending Jadeveon Clowney to Seattle for a handful of magic beans. But I digress...
Honestly, any time span that includes sending away Jadeveon Clowney and bringing in Vernon Hargreaves should be stricken from memory, but...
To bolster the run game, the Texans brought in Carlos Hyde, who did wonders filling in for the injured Lamar Miller. If ever there was a back tailor-made for Bill O’Brien’s offense, it’s Carlos Hyde. The addition of Duke Johnson also paid some solid dividends.
Yet by season’s end, it was clear Houston didn’t quite have the talent at some positions, or the depth at others, to compete with the eventual Super Bowl winning Kansas City Chiefs (this post isn’t about poor clock management, unprepared teams, puzzling game plans, the inability to have a play for 4th and 1, or any of the other non-player pitfalls, just the roster).
Now that it’s all about “waiting for next season,” let’s debate how to fix the Texans’ roster. See what position group YOU believe needs to be upgraded first and foremost in order for Houston to get a shot at Super Bowl glory next February.
Which position group does Houston need to address the most this offseason?
This poll is closed
Place your vote and then tell us why in the comments section.