Texans Morning Huddle–McKinney’s high potential

Benardrick McKinney #55 of the Houston Texans reacts after a defensive stop during the fourth quarter at Paul Brown Stadium on November 16, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Houston defeated Cincinnati 10-6.(Nov. 15, 2015 - Source: Andy Lyons/Getty Images North America)
Benardrick McKinney #55 of the Houston Texans reacts after a defensive stop during the fourth quarter at Paul Brown Stadium on November 16, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Houston defeated Cincinnati 10-6.(Nov. 15, 2015 - Source: Andy Lyons/Getty Images North America) /
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High Ceiling for McKinney by Drew Dougherty, Houstontexans.com

"“Very talented football player with a high ceiling,” Cushing said. “You want guys who love football in your room. I think we’ve got a bunch of those. We’ve got a really good group of linebackers in our room, him being one of them.”Cushing was recently at a community event and talked some football afterward. The subject drifted to the 2015 rookie’s performance. A second round draft pick out of Mississippi State, McKinney finished with 58 tackles. Seven of those were a tackle for loss, and he wound up starting 11 contests. The 7-year veteran saw a lot of growth from McKinney throughout last autumn."

AFC South Rookie Grades by Bucky Brooks, NFL.com

"The 2015 NFL season is in the books — and now it’s time to turn toward the 2016 NFL Draft. Before the NFL Scouting Combine shines the spotlight on the next crop of incoming talent, Bucky Brooks is taking a division-by-division look back at each NFL team’s 2015 rookie class, providing grades and highlighting what teams should be focusing on when they head to Indianapolis."

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Rundown of the Texans QBs by Patrick Starr, State of the Texans

"It has been made very clear on more than one occasion from Owner Bob McNair that the Texans need to find a young quarterback from the draft. What McNair says public on what he wants, he usually gets what he wants for the team. So expect a quarterback to arrive to Houston via the draft.Brian Hoyer’s future was still being discussed and what direction they should go with him and if the Texans opt to run Hoyer back out on the field week one of 2016 there could be some serious issues.Tom Savage should be the only quarterback on the roster that should be safe. Savage will need to put him together a blockbuster camp to prove he can be the starter for the near future for the Texans."