After Kareem Jackson moved on to Denver last season, it is probably time to allow Johnathan Joseph to move on as well. The Texans have already cut Vernon Hargreaves after a short stint with the franchise, and with Bradley Roby likely walking, it has a left a fairly light cornerback room in Houston.
Lonnie Johnson will be looking to improve on an up-and-down rookie season. Gareon Conley will have the opportunity to suit up for an entire season for the Texans. After that, there isn’t much in terms of proven players at the position.
It was rumored last season that the Texans were interested in acquiring Chris Harris Jr. from the the Denver Broncos, but the teams couldn’t come to terms on a deal. Harris would be a great addition to the Texans secondary and help mentor the younger players in Johnson and Conley.
Virgina’s Bryce Hall or Ohio State’s Damon Arnette are players that the Texans may have an opportunity to bring in through the 2020 NFL Draft. The Texans have had success recently with Ohio State cornerbacks in Roby and Conley.
Cornerback has been a position the Texans have struggled with in the draft since taking Jackson in the first round in 2011. Johnson is looking like he will be a good player for the Texans, but they need more than just one player there obviously.
Finding a quality player this off-season at cornerback and a previously mentioned edge rusher will help the defense take a step forward.