Texans Defensive Roster Projections for 2018

With players like J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus returning, coupled with the signings of Tyrann Mathieu and Aaron Colvin, things are looking up the defensive unit. Because of this, we at FPC Texans have projected which players will be starting for the Texans defense in 2018.

Three Offensive Breakout Candidates for the Texans in 2018

Oakland Raiders draft prospect Keke Coutee
Every new season in the NFL, established veterans begin their inevitable decline and new players spring themselves into the spotlight. For the upcoming 2018 season, we at FPC Texans have decided on three of those breakout players who will help Deshaun Watson and the potent Texans offense reach new heights.

Texans Position Battle to Watch: Left Tackle

With OTAs beginning at the Houston Methodist Training Center this week, many players will now be battling to either stay on the roster or earn playing time on the field. One position where one of these battles is expected to take place is left tackle, where players such as Julie'n Davenport, Martinas Rankin, Seantrel Henderson, and UDFAs like Jaryd Jones-Smith will compete to see who will be the one to protect Deshaun Watson's blind side.

Terry Swanson Could Push for Carries in 2018

During NFL Network's morning show "Good Morning Football", host Nate Burleson asked Kansas City Chiefs superstar Kareem Hunt who he expects to be the next breakout rookie running back. The answer he gave: Terry Swanson. During his freshman, sophomore, and junior seasons at the University...

AFC South Offseason Roundtable

Jan 1, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) throws a pass against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
With rookie minicamps beginning, the NFL season is finally taking form. We are a mere 120 days away from the NFL season. Finally! To hold you over, all four AFC South managing editors come together in this roundtable discussion.

Full Press Profiles in Coverage: An Interview with free-agent WR Matt Sewall

If NFL history has taught us one thing, it's that undrafted free agents can end up making some serious contributions on the field. Some of the best players in NFL history did not hear their name called on draft weekend. As a result, these...

Exclusive Interview with Vyncint Smith: An Underdog Who Continues to Prove People Wrong

FPC Texans editor Sam Gubner interviews Houston Texans undrafted free agent signing and standout wide receiver out of Limestone College Vyncint Smith.

Exclusive Interview With Texans UDFA Signing Trevor Daniel

FPC Texans editor Sam Gubner interviews Houston Texans undrafted free agent signing, and punter of the future, Trevor Daniel.

Duke Ejiofor Will Surprise in 2018

Duke Ejiofor, defensive end out of Wake Forest, was drafted 177th overall by the Texans. A Houston native, Ejiofor has the upside and dedication to become a tremendous talent at the professional level.

Kiante’ Anderson: Success After a Long Fought Journey

FPC Texans editor Sam Gubner interviews Houston Texans undrafted free agent signing Kiante' Anderson. But as you'll read, there is more to Anderson than just football, as he's had to overcome many obstacles throughout his life to get to the point where he is at today.

Keke Coutee Will Be A Breakout Wide Receiver in 2018

With the 103rd pick in the NFL Draft, receiving legend Andre Johnson announced that the Texans would select Keke Coutee. Although I don't know if he'll attain the level of greatness as "The Natural", I think Keke Coutee will turn heads and become a breakout wide receiver for the Texans in 2018.

Exclusive Interview With Texans Undrafted Free Agent Signing Kingsley Opara

FPC Texans editor Sam Gubner interviews Houston Texans undrafted free agent signing Kinglsey Opara.

Jordan Akins Helps Solve the Texans’ Tight End Problem

With the 98th pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Texans selected Jordan Akins, a tight end out of the University of Central Florida. Drafting Akins was a smart decision by Texans general manager Brian Gaine, because he has the overall talent and receiving prowess to replace former Texans tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz. 

Drafting Martinas Rankin Shores Up the Offensive Line and More

The Texans selected Mississippi State offensive lineman Martinas Rankin with the 80th overall pick in the NFL Draft. This pick will shore up the tackle position, and maybe the offensive line as a whole, for the years to come.

Justin Reid Was the Biggest Steal of the NFL Draft

Justin Reid, a projected first rounder, fell down draft boards and was eventually scooped up by the Texans in the third round. Reid is a tremendous talent, potential Pro Bowler, and the biggest steal of the NFL Draft. This clever pick can be attributed to Texans general manager Brian Gaine's best player available drafting strategy.

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