ESPN Post Draft Power Rankings: Houston Texans move to 26th


Nov 24, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) celebrates sacking Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne (7) during the first half at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

What a difference a good NFL Draft can make for the the Houston Texans.

In the previous ESPN NFL Power Rankings the Texans were ranked dead last in the NFL at No. 32, but in the most resent rankings by ESPN, they have moved the Texans up to the 26th overall spot, a six-spot improvement in their rankings.

After what happened last season, any type of improvement in a power rankings list, or on the field, is something to be happy about.

In the description of putting the Texans No. 26 overall, the article states:

"“There are few things scarier than the idea of a defense with both Jadeveon Clowney and J.J. Watt. Just try not to think about the quarterback situation.”"

I think that is just about right for the Texans, because even though they haven’t taken to the field, they (on paper) are already a better team than last season.

The defense has a lot more potential than the product that was on the field last season. The offense with the addition of tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz can make this team a very nice group of players as well.

The defense though could be scary good with all the help that now surrounds for AP Defensive Player of the Year, Watt.

The Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks are the No. 1 overall team, and the reigning AFC South champion, Indianapolis Colts are seventh overall.

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