Houston Texans Positional Breakdown: Safety

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Jan 11, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos free safety Rahim Moore (26) intercepts a pass intended for Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Donte Moncrief (10) during the third quarter in the 2014 AFC Divisional playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Rahim Moore, 6’1″ 195 Pounds 25 Years Old

The young free safety Rahim Moore came to the Texans this offseason on perhaps one of the best bargain deals of free agency. A guy with 48 career starts and still only 25 years-old for an average of $4 million a season could prove to be a steal.

Some Background Info;

A second round pick by Denver out of UCLA, Moore has been a starter for most of his career, except for a brief stint when he lost the job to Quinton Carter during his rookie season.

Moore has 196 career tackles, 20 passes deflected and eight interceptions in his four seasons, including a career high four passes picked off in 2014. Unfortunately for the young man from Los Angeles, he is mostly remembered for giving up a long touchdown pass to Ravens receiver Jacoby Jones during the surprising Super Bowl run by Baltimore following the 2012 season.

What To Expect This Year;

Moore will be the starting free safety for Houston this season and I expect him to be an upgrade over Kendrick Lewis, although Lewis was not exactly a liability. Moore brings some solid coverage and coming off a four interception, two forced fumble season has shown he can create turnovers.

His ability to play the deep centerfield position will provide some veteran help and knowledge as a security blanket for the team’s cornerbacks. He will probably do better than the 49 tackles he got in Denver last season, while netting a similar number of turnovers.

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