Status Check: Where Are The Houston Texans Two Weeks Before The Draft?

April 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Earlier in the week, we examined the Houston Texans' offense and where it stood before the 2010 NFL Draft.  Let's now take a look at the defense.  We'll address the current roster, new additions and potential draft options.
Starting with the defensive line, an area the Texans have invested countless draft picks or millions of free agent dollars, the team is still not where it needs to be.
Sure, Mario Williams is a very good (not great) defensive end.  Imagine if he played with the intensity and ferocity of (my favorite Texan) Brian Cushing.  Mario would certainly be super.
Williams is the player opposing offenses must game plan for continuously.  He's double-teamed on nearly every play.  He's the cog that makes the defensive line's machine move.  He's one of the best players at his position.  Yet, he could be much more based on his unbelievable physical talents.
Antonio Smith, a free agent addition in 2009, offers solid if not...

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