Ranking AFC South Units: Secondaries

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1. Texans

Nov 16, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Houston Texans cornerback
Nov 16, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Houston Texans cornerback /

The Texans are going to have arguably one of the best trios of corners in the league next season. Johnathan Joseph is still going strong even at 32 and Kareem Jackson has become a very good player on the other side. The two of them led a pass defense that ranked third in the league last season.

Last year the third corner was Andre Hal, but he will make way for 2015 first round pick Kevin Johnson, who is going to be a very good corner soon. Beyond the three of them the Texans are loaded at corner with A.J. Bouye, who saw plenty of action last season, and picked up Terrance Mitchell from Dallas to compete with the other guys already on the roster.

Meanwhile Hal will move to safety and solidify the back line of the defense. It still remains to be seen who will accompany him as starter at safety. The contenders for the second starting spot range from fifth round rookie KJ Dillon to veterans Quintin Demps, Kurtis Drummond, Eddie Pleasant Lonnie Ballentine and more. Considering Hal should be playing an over the top safety with his ball skills, the other safety will be playing near the line of scrimmage, which I think gives an edge to Dillon.

While not perfect this unit is deep and has a lot of talent and potential. It would take a total meltdown for them to fall off the top spot.