NFL executive believes Texans got worse this offseason

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Did the Houston Texans really have a bad offseason?

Even though the Houston Texans lost cornerback A.J. Bouye this offseason in free agecy, they’ve still made some good moves.

Getting rid of quarterback Brock Osweiler was huge.  As was drafting former Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson.

The Texans then added some depth through the 2017 NFL Draft by selecting running back D’Onta Foreman, linebacker Zach Cunningham and offensive lineman Julie’n Davenport.

ESPN had 15 NFL coaches, executives, and talent evaulators examine how every NFL team fared this offseason.

The Texans ended being given a D as their grade. Which is really bad since only two other teams received a D and no one got an F.

Here’s what ESPN’s Mike Sando wrote:

"Getting out from under the Brock Osweiler contract required creativity and the Texans’ willingness to part with a second-round pick. That was a victory, but it didn’t necessarily make the Texans better, especially with their defense suffering personnel losses that could put additional pressure on the offense.“I view Houston as the worst team in the AFC South, going from the best to the worst,” an evaluator said. “It is not like the jump was that big because they were only a nine-win team to begin with. Their defense is still kind of there, but it isn’t, because they did lose A.J. Bouye. Their front seven is obviously really good, but their back end is a huge question mark. I have them as the worst safety group in the entire NFL right now, so corner and safety is a giant liability for them.”Maneuvering to select quarterback Deshaun Watson in the first round could ultimately make 2017 a pivot point for Houston. It’s just hard to bank on most rookie quarterbacks emerging in the short term.“I think the other AFC South teams had good offseasons,” an evaluator said. “The idea of Houston doing absolutely nothing is going to be interesting to see how that works out.”"

So one evaluator believes the Texans are going to be the worst team in the AFC South after losing Bouye. That’s laughable.

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The Texans still have a talented cornerback in Kevin Johnson as well as one of the best front-sevens in the NFL.

It’s easy to be down on the Texans for not making any moves in free agency, but they didn’t have the cap room to make a big splash. Plus they didn’t have a lot of needs to fill.

Yes the Texans need a right tackle, but the free agent market was inflated and the draft didn’t have many good tackles that could start right away.