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Texans Positional Spotlight: Safety

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By Jason Engstrom February 28, 2020 0 Comment
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Justin Reid played well in 2019, earning a 79.2 grade from Pro Football Focus. His wing-man Jahleel Addae didn’t perform nearly as well,  with a 62.4. That was good for the lowest grade amongst the secondary.  With the Texans bereft of a first round pick, their draft doesn’t start until day 2.

There are several options available for the Texans after the first round that could improve from Addae’s production last seaon.

Ashtyn Davis (Safety, California)

While not a polished product,  his athletic traits may be enough to vault him into to the first round. He’s disruptive at the catch point and has ridiculous range.  He need to process faster and read his zones quicker, but he’s sticky in man coverage. His upside is worth taking the gamble if he drops this far.

Antoine Winfield Jr (Safety,  Minnesota)

Winfield Jr. is the Davis antithesis. He’s not the most athletic prospect, but he’s as instinctive as anyone in this class and he has a nose for the ball.  His seven interceptions last season highlight his ballhawking ability.  While his run support isn’t perfect,  he flashes the physicality that he apparently inherited from his father.

Terrell Burgess (Safety, Utah)

Burgess is physical,  and is very comfortable in the box.  He projects as a safety that’ll spend alot of time near the line of scrimmage. He’s athletic enough to cover tightends and the slot. Out of the three, Burgess is more likely to be available for Houston.

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