James Bradberry could be the catalyst to Houston’s defensive success

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The Texans have made it known they will upgrade their defense.

Houston has done that through the signings of Steven Nelson, re-signing Kamu Grugier-Hill, and Isaac Yiadom. They also addressed their draft needs by picking Derek Stingley, Christian Harris, and Austin Pitre.

Even with these signings and draft selections, the Texans defense isn’t as fierce as fans hoped.  Signing Nelson and drafting Stingley were great additions, but that corner group is still pretty thin when it comes to NFL experience behind Nelson.

Yes, one can argue that Yiadom is a solid veteran, but the Texans are looking to contend and help Davis Mills as much as they can.

According to reports, the Texans and Giants were working on a trade to send James Bradberry. to the Texans, but neither team could come to an agreement. With his recent release, could we see the Texans nab him immediately at a lower price?

James Bradberry is the missing piece to the Texans Defense

James Bradberry was drafted in the second round by the Carolina Panthers out of Samford. Over his four-year career with the Panthers, he recorded 222 tackles, eight interceptions, 47 pass deflections, three sacks, and seven tackles for loss.

After his rookie contract was up, Bradberry signed with the Giants on a 3 year deal in 2020. That year Bradberry was an absolute nightmare for receivers as he accumulated three picks, two forced fumbles, and a career high 18 pass deflections allowing him to make his first ever Pro Bowl.

This season however, he was snubbed from his second straight pro-bowl as he played brilliant for the Giants as he nabbed four interceptions, accumulated 17 pass deflections, and 47 tackles.

Bradberry is precisely what the Texans are looking for: a good ball-hawking corner who causes turnovers and stops the run. He’s a very physical corner who brings a lot of intensity in man coverage and doesn’t shy away from contact in the air.

In conclusion, Bradberry would make a great slot corner to suit up on Sundays for Houston.

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