Top 3 players to watch during the preseason

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Plenty of players on the Houston Texans have something to prove this coming season.

With the preseason in full swing, the Houston Texans there are number of players to keep your eye on. I’ve come up with my top three.

Deshaun Watson

Even though this past spring rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson was selected by the Texans in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, he was very impressive last week when he completed 15 of 25 passes for 171 yards.

Watson also had three rushing attempts that went for a total of 24 yards. He also ran for a touchdown.

However, since Watson is a rookie and has played well thus far, he might not start for the Texans at the beginning of the season, but his chance could still come in 2017.

JJ Watt

Since J.J. Watt was drafted in 2011, he has played and started in a total of 88 games.

In that time frame, Watt has compiled a total of 299 tackles, 76 sacks and 16 forced fumbles.

But last year was Watt’s season was cut short after only three games due to a back injury.

The thing to look out for this preseason when it comes to Watt is whether or not he looks like the same player he did in 2015.

Jedeveon Clowney

Originally, when Jadeveon Clowney was drafted in 2014, the Texans would line him and Watt up side by side in order to help put pressure on the quarterback.

However, since entering in the NFL, Clowney has not played an entire season.

Clowney only played in four games during his rookie year.

Then, in 2015 and 2016, Clowney only played in 13 and 14 games respectively.

Luckily, in the games Clowney has played, he has played really well. In his career, he has a total of 10 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles.

It’s time for Clowney to take it up a notch this coming season.

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