2022 Texans are a night-and-day difference better than 2021 roster

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Nick Caserio now has his regime installed

It always takes a while to get rid of the players that don’t align with the fit of what a general manager wants to do. But, after getting a premium of picks for Deshaun Watson and moving on from others like Justin Reid, Caserio now has the foundation of the team he wants.

Caserio’s draft in 2022 is on paper so much better than that of 2021. Of course, having two first-round picks helps that cause. But it’s also what Caserio did in the second and third rounds of the draft.

Those players like Jalen Pitre, John Metchie, and Christian Harris are all examples of great depth pieces found in the draft. Those all have a chance to start and make an impact on this team, and the undrafted free agents are also pretty impressive.

The Texans still have a long way to go, but they’re on their way to getting back to what they knew for the last decade, and that’s a winning culture.

Slowly but surely, the Texans are getting better.

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