4 under-the-radar Houston Texans who will impact 2020

Lonnie Johnson Jr. Houston Texans (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)
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Houston Texans, Lonnie Johnson Jr.
Lonnie Johnson, Houston Texans (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images) /

Houston Texans: 1. Lonnie Johnson Jr., Cornerback

The 24-year old Lonnie Johnson Jr., a cornerback for the Houston Texans, is still working his way to the starting role, but even if his isn’t one of the top two cornerbacks on the team, Johnson is still able to make an impact in 2020 as an under-the-radar player.

According to Pro Football Focus, the Texans cornerback Johnson had 33 solo tackles last season, and teams targeted him 52 times, where he allowed 33 receptions. As last season was his rookie season, the second-round selection had a PFF grade of 36.0, and we all know the 2020 season has a much better grade in store for Johnson.

What there is to like about Johnson is the fact his potential is great, and let’s be honest, one rookie season in the NFL isn’t the end-all, be-all when it comes to a player. Don’t forget he returned a blocked punt for a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs in the Divisional Round of the AFC Playoffs.

There will be improvement from Johnson this season, and he’s going to continue to grow and make an impact for the secondary, all while being a player that is under the radar with teammates like Bradley Roby and Gareon Conley in the mix as potential starters for the Houston Texans in 2020.

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The Texans news will be simple for Johnson this season, and that is he has the ability to make an impact for the Texans, he should be an improved player in year two, and more folks will know of him and the potential he brings as the 2020 season rolls along this fall and winter.