Texans’ Kareem Jackson to move to safety?
The Houston Texans must decide if they’ll move Kareem Jackson to safety or draft someone to replace Quintin Demps.
There’s no doubt that Houston Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson isn’t one of the top players at his position, which leads many to believe he should be moved to safety.
As of right now, it looks like Jackson will be playing cornerback in 2017.
John McClain of the Houston Chronicle doesn’t believe the Texans will move Jackson to safety for next season and possibly beyond.
"“I don’t think Kareem is going to be converted, I think he should be. But I think the fact that A.J. Bouye left and they will draft a safety and they might draft a corner and a safety. Remember Quiintin was signed off the street twice. And he did a great job working with John Butler, a terrific defensive backs coach. They did a good job with him and everyone is happy.”"
It looks like the Texans will look to replace safety Quintin Demps through the draft.
"“But yes they will be drafting a safety. This is the best draft for defensive backs, including safeties, in 10 years.”"
Jackson may not have been as bad as people think last season. He was Pro Football Focus’ 34th ranked cornerback with an overall rating of 78.3 and had a rating of 78.6 in pass coverage.
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Even with this year’s draft loaded at cornerback, it sounds like former 2015 first round pick Kevin Johnson is expected to take over as one of the Texans’ starting cornerbacks with A.J. Bouye now in Jacksonville.
Despite the fact that the Texans haven’t done much in free agency, they’re in good shape going forward because they can fill the holes on their roster through the draft.