Halfway through the preseason, the Houston Texans have several positions on the depth chart that need to be improved.
The Houston Texans are getting closer to the 2018 regular season and though the team is strong in some areas on the depth chart, there are other spots that will make anyone begin to wonder if they have enough.
This preseason the Texans haven’t showed much of anything when it comes to the rushing game, as backup quarterback Joe Webb led Houston in the second preseason game with 22 yards on the ground. In Week 1 of the preseason it was also Webb who was the leading rusher against the Kansas City Chiefs where he totaled 42 yards rushing on four carries.
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Also with the rushing game this season the Texans need much more from Lamar Miller than what they received a year ago. Last season he averaged 3.8 yards per carry and totaled 888 yards and three touchdowns. The Texans will need more production from their top running back if they want to become a playoff team in 2018.
The rest of the preseason will see the Texans at the Los Angeles Rams on Aug. 25, and they wrap up the preseason on Aug. 30 in a home game vs. the Dallas Cowboys, so both of those games will be important to see exactly where the depth of the Texans roster is at for Week 1 of the regular season.
Three of those roster spots which the depth needs a lot of improvement or change are running back, the special teams return unit and cornerback.
Those are three very important areas that can change a game in an instant, and listed below is why those three spots on the roster need to be improved.