The Houston Hook today looks at the trade of second-year Houston Texans player John Reid, plus discusses the AFC South.
The Houston Texans have parted ways with another player from their 2020 NFL Draft class. On Tuesday that player was cornerback and former fourth round pick (No. 141 overall) John Reid. Last week Houston released fifth round pick (No. 171 overall) wide receiver Isaiah Coulter who has since signed with the Chicago Bears.
That leaves three players remaining from the five-player ’20 draft class of the Texans, which those players were picked by former general manager Bill O’Brien. Remaining on the roster at this point in time from that draft are Ross Blacklock, Jonathan Greenard, and Charlie Heck as they were selected in the second-and-third rounds respectively.
Reid – who played collegially at Penn State – was traded to the Seattle Seahawks for a 2023 seventh round pick so this trade was to make sure the Texans received something in return instead of out-right releasing Reid.
In his rookie season Reid totaled 13 tackles, with 11 of those being solo. When it comes to releasing draft picks so early into their career this decision doesn’t feel right, especially after coming off of the COVID-19 season. The Texans should have stayed at least another season with Reid to see exactly what he is capable of achieving with more time on the field.
The potential for Reid is there, but the Texans have been changing players within their depth chart at the position this offseason. As the team gets closer to facing the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 1 it will be fun to see what other decisions are made by Caserio.
Now let’s discuss the AFC South, starting with a big injury suffered in Jacksonville.
Houston Texans: AFC South rivals have issues of their on just like Houston
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS: Our friends at Black and Teal wrote about how the Jaguars can withstand the injury to rookie running back Travis Etienne. In an article by Carlos Sanchez he said the following about the Jaguars running back situation:
"“On the bright side, the Jaguars’ rushing attack should be fine without Etienne though. They have Robinson, who totaled 1,414 yards from scrimmage in 2020, the most by an undrafted free agent in NFL history.”"
It will be interesting, but with the Jaguars having James Robinson and even former Texans running back Carlos Hyde on their roster at least they have viable options at the position.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS: Apparently a topic of discussion for the Colts right now the “disaster at left tackle.” At Horseshoe Heroes they have an article and discussion about how their general manager Chris Ballard “deserves the blame” when it comes to their woes at left tackle.
TENNESSEE TITANS: When wanting to learn about the rivals of the Houston Texans one of the best ways is to see how a rookie class is doing. At Titan Sized they recently gave an update on their ’21 rookie class.
One of the Tennessee rookies to watch is first round pick Caleb Farley who as a cornerback will be a big rival for Tyrod Taylor and the rest of the Houston offense. Maybe this season we’ll see a Nico Collins vs. Farley battle of the rookies. That would make for some good football.