Could Lovie Smith be hinting at signing this Future Hall of Fame Corner?

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It’s time for Lovie Smith to take over control of the Houston Texans’ roster.

This isn’t Lovie Smith’s first Rodeo as he was the head coach of the Chicago Bears from 2004-to 2012.

Where he went 144-81 while winning an NFC Championship with the 2006 Chicago Bears, which featured one of the scariest defenses headed by Hall of Famer Brian Urlacher and seven-time Pro Bowler Lance Briggs.

The Texans hope his past coaching success and defensive-minded coaching can help them become playoff contenders.

As we approach the NFL draft, Smith recently talked about the lack of the depth at cornerback and the inconsistent play in 2021. The team resigned Desmond King and Tavierre Thomas, but that still leaves more to be desired.

Did Lovie Smith hint at the Texans signing Stephon Gilmore?

I believe these comments point to the signing of two-time All-Pro cornerback Stephon Gilmore. For the last five seasons, Gilmore has been the best corner in the league.

Last season, Gilmore racked up two interceptions, 16 tackles, and 2 pass deflections with the Panthers which was still good enough for him to make his fourth Pro Bowl.

The 6’1 202-pound corner is very physical, has good vision, and is the best lockdown corner in the league. Since 2018, he has only allowed eight touchdowns and 1,602 receiving yards. At the same time, he was picking off an insane 11 passes.

Let’s not forget even before winning a Super Bowl with the Patriots, he carried the Buffalo Bills’ defense. Over his time with the Bills, he racked up 226 tackles, three forced fumbles, and 14 interceptions.

This signing will arguably give the Texans one of the most electrifying corner groups in the league. Not to mention the opportunity of still drafting a corner in the 2nd-3rd round to develop the best of the best.

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