2. Wide Receiver
3. Defensive Line
While a strong case can be made for the fact the team did not set up quarterback Davis Mills for success, enough has been seen to justify pursuing their next franchise signal caller. An offense that averaged a league-low 4.7 yards per play needs get the head of the snake under control.
Key Free Agents: S Jonathan Owens, OLB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, DL Rasheem Greene
Pre-Free Agency Team Needs: https://youtu.be/MzvaybTV3wU
Check out our initial QB review here: https://youtu.be/k9sFPrrAGJM
Depth Chart Fantasy Impact
Houston added more youth to an offense led by 2nd-year QB Davis Mills. Tyrod Taylor joined new HC Brian Daboll and the Giants after a brief stint under center for the Texans last season.
Florida RB Dameon Pierce arrived as a 4th-round pick. Across 4 years, Pierce curiously never saw more than 106 carries in a single season. Yet with the help of a stout, 218-pound frame, the Georgia native showed impressive tackle-breaking ability. He’s just not a burner; Pierce ran a 4.59-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. As a mid-round pick, he’ll need to earn a role alongside new addition Marlon Mack and returning vet Rex Burkhead.
Mack joined the club over the spring following a quiet 2021. In fact, Mack was active for only 6 games with the Colts last season. It remains to be seen if he can round back into form following a 2020 Achilles tear. The 26-year-old showed promise in 2019, rushing 247 times for 1,091 yards and 8 scores in 14 games. With 57 career catches, he just doesn't add much as a pass-catcher. A committee approach here looks likely, unless a true backfield difference-maker emerges. At a minimum, Mack provides another veteran presence following the departures of Mark Ingram and David Johnson. That duo combined for 522 yards on 159 attempts last season.
Houston supplied Mills with a new target in Round 2 WR John Metchie. The Alabama product projects as a slot in the pros, a spot that he excelled at under HC Nick Saban. Over the past 2 seasons, Metchie (5’11, 187 pounds) tallied 151 catches, 2,058 yards and 14 TDs. However, the 22-year-old is recovering from a December ACL tear. While his long-term outlook is positive, Metchie is a candidate to miss early-season games.
Houston spent the 15th overall pick on interior OL Kenyon Green, who projects as a day 1 starter.
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