Can Jalen Pitre Replace Jordan Reid in the Texans Rebuilding Secondary?

Jalen Pitre. (Photo by John E. Moore III/Getty Images)
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The Houston Texans are in rebuild mode but can their draft picks make their mark on the franchise?

The Houston Texans former safety, Justin Reid, walked in free agency to sign with the Kansas City Chiefs. To counteract that move, the Texans decided to draft former Baylor safety, Jalen Pitre.

Jalen Pitre was a big part to the Baylor defense and it showed on film. He was constantly making plays and attacking the ball all game long. Never shying away from the tackle, despite being undersized, he showed the “alpha dog” mentality that coaches look for from their players. I feel that’s part of the reason why the Texans took a shot on him. But that’s not the only reason.

As I stated above, the Houston Texans lost safety, Justin Reid in free agency. Reid was a great cornerstone for the Texans secondary, but nobody wants to play for an organization that isn’t going to win. It makes the game brutal. Therefore, Reid walked.

Now, the Texans have Jalen Pitre back there who will be looking to make his mark in the league and show everybody he belongs. Now, I sound bias while writing this because as a amateur NFL draft scout, I watched him on film and loved his style of play. Seeing him in the Texans jersey will bring me nothing but joy. But can he replace Reid?