The Houston Texans might have added their own rookies, but there are rookies from the AFC South they should be worried about as well.
Where should the reigning AFC South champions start when it comes to the Houston Texans news that they will be just average for the upcoming 2020 season? Granted, one projection of a team in early May doesn’t mean much at the moment, but what the Texans should be worrying about are some of the rookies who are joining the division following the NFL Draft.
It is known that all three of the Texans’ rivals have improved on their roster this offseason, and using the 2020 NFL Draft makes the Texans news in the AFC South a little more interesting because some of the players chosen by the Tennessee Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars and the Indianapolis Colts will become difference makers for their respective teams this fall.
The Colts and Jaguars had some impressive draft picks whose names jump off the page, for they are well-known from being stars at the collegiate level at positions that have name recognition. The Texans and Titans made some solid selections as well, though some of the players they picked were players who will make a name for themselves on Sunday, but might not be the “splash” type of name or selection.
Houston has won the AFC South for the past two seasons, but that doesn’t mean anything headed into the 2020 NFL season because this is a whole new year with new some players on each squad. Speaking of new players, next are four rookies whom the Texans should worry about because they are going to cause issues in the division this season.
4. Texans News: Isaiah Wilson is a new tackle drafted by the Titans
When the Tennessee Titans lost offensive Jack Conklin in free agency this offseason, as he joined the Cleveland Browns, that left a huge space empty that needed a brand-new tackle to take over that role.
That player ended up being Isaiah Wilson, a tackle from the University of Georgia, whom the Titans selected in the first round with the 29th overall selection. Remember, last season the Titans reached the AFC Championship game, and like the Texans, they were unable to defeat the Kansas City Chiefs when it mattered the most.
As for Wilson, there is no doubt that even though he’s a rookie, when he’s on the field for the Titans he’s going to make a big difference for the offensive unit, especially when it comes time for Derrick Henry to follow his blocking.
Wilson stands at 6’6” and weighs 350 pounds, so being that he’s built as a tackle made to be an offensive lineman, his strength of 26 reps at 225 pounds at the bench press shows he has the tools to be a special player.
The Texans will have a mix of veterans and rookies on their defensive line, and the linebackers will have to be careful against a player like Wilson too, because it will be of utmost importance that the front seven of the Texans defensive line knows the whereabouts of Wilson at all times this upcoming season because he can be a dominant player starting in year one of the career as a rookie.