March 19, 2018

The Final Prediction: Texans Final Roster

   The State of the Texans Final Roster Prediction….


Offense (24)

QB: Matt Schaub, Matt Leinart, T.J. Yates (3)

Notes: This is a pretty solid depth chart of quarterbacks, T.J. Yates has shown he has what it take to develop in the coming years.

RB: Arian Foster, Derrick Ward, Ben Tate, Chris Ogbonnaya (4)

Notes: The Texans, in my opinion, have to carry four running backs because of all the injury concerns. Chris Ogbonnaya can put his law school on hold, he played himself into a spot with the Texans.

FB: James Casey (1)

Notes: This was a tough decision for me but Lawrence Vickers has done nothing, $500k signing bonus was a nice rental for a camp body. I don’t see the reasoning for carrying two full backs into the season.

TE: Owen Daniels, Joel Dreessen, Garrett Graham (3)

Notes: All Texans fans know Owen Daniels is one of the biggest weapons in the Texans offense, and his is finally healthy. Nice depth at the tight end position.

WR: Andre Johnson, Kevin Walter, Jacoby Jones, Bryant Johnson, Dorin Dickerson (5)

Notes: Bryant Johnson might be pushing for more playing time with Jacoby Jones lackluster preseason. Andre Johnson and Kevin Walter go into another opening day as the Texans starting wide receiver.

OT: Eric Winston, Duane Brown, Rashad Butler (3)

OG: Mike Brisiel, Antonie Caldwell, Wade Smith, Cody Wallace (4)

C: Chris Myers  (1)

Notes: Considered one of the best offensive lines in the NFL, the Texans were depleted of backup when Kasey Studdard and Shelly Smith were both put on injured reserve. Let’s hope that the Texans line can stay healthy and prove once again they are one of the top units in the NFL.

Specialty (3)

K: Neil Rackers

P: Brad Maynard

LS: Scott Albritton

Notes: I don’t see how Jon Weeks makes the teams as the long snapper, he has not been healthy all camp. Experience alone can help weeks but Scott Albritton is from Colorado State, and we all know that gets you a free pass at Reliant. Brad Maynard is a Matt Turk part two, and really is just an average punter, the Texans need a bigger leg at the punter position.

Defense (26)

DE: Antonio Smith, J.J. Watt, Tim Jamison, Tim Bulman (4)

Notes: J.J. Watt is proving he was the right pick for the Texans at #11 and Tim Jamison is proving he can provide a spark as a reserve, he has made some big plays in the pre season.

NT: Shaun Cody, Earl Mitchell, Damione Lewis (3)

Notes: The Texans are content on staying with this rotation going into the 2011 season. With Damione Lewis returning from injury he adds much-needed size in the middle.

OLB: Mario Williams, Connor Barwin, Brooks Reed, Jesse Nading (4)

Notes: Jesse Nading is the weak link in this position, I would like to see the Texans look to the waiver wire to help provide depth.

ILB: DeMeco Ryans, Brian Cushing, Darrly Sharpton, Xavier Adibi, Tim Dobbins (5)

Notes: Once again injuries are a big question mark for the starters, DeMeco Ryans and Brian Cushing. Darryl Sharpton has proved tough against the run this preseason.

CB: Johnathan Joseph, Jason Allen, Kareem Jackson, Brice McCain, Sherrick McManis, Brandon Harris (6)

Notes: It looks like the Texans have some depth here at the corner position, with the emergence of Brice McCain and Sherrick McManis the Texans look improved on the back-end of their secondary. Kareem Jackson needs to prove he was a first round selection for a reason in 2011.

S: Glover Quin, Danieal Manning, Troy Nolan, Dominique Barber (4)

Notes: Troy Nolan has proved to be a ball hawk and provides some nice depth in the safety position. Glover Quin has made the adjustment nicely to safety and looks like his natural position as he has been a force in the run game.


Practice Squad (8)

1. Brian Braman (OLB)

2. Shiloh Keo (S)

3. Jeff Maehl (WR)

4. Scooter Berry (DL)

5. Derek Newton (OT)

6. Howard Barbieri (C)

7. Cheta Ozougwu (ILB)

8. Roc Carmichael (DB)

Notes: Roc Carmichael looks like he may be eligible for the injured reserve which means the Texans can stash him until the 2012 season. If this holds true then just signed offensive lineman Andrew Gardner will be in his spot on the practice squad. Also, injured Mister Alexander (LB) may be headed to injured reserve with him being hurt all preseason. Big Derek Newton looks a little slow at the offensive tackle position and this might be a chance for him to make the move to the guard position. Brian Braman makes the practice squad on raw potential alone, and Shiloh Keo, who has been a bit of a disappointment, showed the game is a little fast for him right now.


2 Responses to “The Final Prediction: Texans Final Roster”
  1. Taco Joe says:

    Well Dorin Dickerson is sent packing so who does that open the door for?

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