Houston Texans Positional Breakdown: Cornerback

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Dec 28, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph (24) is congratulated by cornerback Kareem Jackson (25) after making a defensive play during the second quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

We are almost at the end of the positional series as we enter the Houston Texans secondary now to see how the team is looking at the cornerback position. Last season the Texans gave up a lot of passing yards, surrendering 243.1 yards per game.

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So after finishing 21st in the league in pass coverage the team saw fit to give one of the starters in that unit a long term deal, worth a large sum of money. This might have been the most questionable move of the entire offseason, especially given that the team later hauled in a top rated corner with their first round selection.

Spending a top pick on a corner shows that the team was dissatisfied with the performance of their secondary, as they should have been. They also showed that there was at least some satisfaction in one of the guys out there covering receivers after giving Kareem Jackson such a contract.

Let’s take an in-depth look at each of these guys, beginning with their presumed number one cornerback.

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