Houston Texans free agency Wishlist by position groups
Akiem Hicks would solidify the defense of the Houston Texans
While Akiem Hicks wasn’t in Chicago during Lovie Smith’s tenure, it would be fitting for a Chicago Bear to join up with another former one. Hicks has been a monster in the middle (and of the midway) in his entire career, and when paired with another effective defensive lineman, Hicks clamps down on the opponent’s rushing attack.
With 200 total tackles and 40.5 sacks in his career, Hicks and someone like Kayvon Thibodeaux would be a downright silly defensive line.
As for the offensive line, the worst part about the Houston Texans front five was the interior linemen. That’s where current Buccaneers Center Ryan Jensen comes into play. An anchor in the middle that can communicate well and set his teammates up for success. With Jensen’s playoff experience and learning from Tom Brady, who knows the benefit of landing such a standout center.
A more upright Mills would make for a better passing attack, which in turn alleviates the run game. Fewer men in the box mean more room to run, especially if blocks can be made.