Top 5 Houston Texans that nobody talks about

Max Scharping #74 of the Houston Texans (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
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DeAndre Carter, Houston Texans
Wide Receiver DeAndre Carter #14 of the Houston Texans (Photo by Todd Olszewski/Getty Images) /

2. DeAndre Carter, Wide Receiver

DeAndre Carter might not be the top option at wide receiver, but the Texans can really use him on the depth chart as not only a wide receiver, but on the special teams as well as possibly their top returner.

Carter does have a tough road ahead to keep his spot on the Texans’ roster, but he needs to be talked about because of his abilities for special teams because that is an undervalued role on the Texans, too. The numbers for returns weren’t much to talk about for Carter, but having him on the  two special teams units was needed for Houston.

The wide receiver had a PFF grade of 60 last season and in rare time on the field at receiver totaled 22 receptions for 214 yards, averaging 9.7 yards per reception, including a reception of 23 yards.

This might be tougher for Carter to make the Houston Texans roster in 2020 with so many solid players on the depth chart, but if he does, he’ll have had earned it, which should garner more attention to his name.

1. Lonnie Johnson Jr., Cornerback

Lonnie Johnson Jr. needs way more publicity his way entering his second season in the NFL because his rookie season saw him improve, make seven starts, play in 14 games and even get to play in two playoff games.

Johnson finished his rookie season with seven passes defensed and 34 solo tackles. Johnson didn’t have the best grade (36 by PFF), but he was targeted 52 times last season, allowing 35 receptions, which means he was challenged as a rookie.

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This year, expect much more from Johnson because he knows what to expect, he was thrown into the mix and forced to learn the hard way as a rookie, and from his social media accounts this offseason, Johnson has been putting in the work to be better this season.