Houston Texans News: Josh Allen, Defensive End (Jacksonville Jaguars)
The Houston Texans could add a young player with much potential as he’s entering his second season in the NFL, and that is Josh Allen, the starting defensive end for the Jacksonville Jaguars. The 2019 first round pick (seventh overall) would fit in very well on the Texans’ defensive line because he could learn a lot from J.J. Watt, plus he would add that much more pressure on the opposing defense.
As a rookie pass rusher from the University of Kentucky, Allen finished his first season in the league with 12 sacks. Looking back at the Texans sack totals last season, linebacker Whitney Mercilus led the way with 7.5 sacks, and next was Watt with four, as Watt played in just eight games during the regular season. As a team, the Texans totaled just 31 sacks for the ’19 season.
Adding a player like Allen to this group would make this defensive line more fearsome for the opposing team as the other defensive ends whom the Texans need in 2020 are Angelo Blackson, Charles Omenihu and Brandon Dunn.
Allen only started four games last season as a rookie and played in all 16, but his ability to get to the opposing quarterback with 23 QB hits and also his 11 tackles for loss would have been big Texans news headlines if they could take Allen off the roster of the Jaguars and add him to the Texans roster.