With guys like Watt, Whitney Mercilus, and Jadeveon Clowney surrounding him, it will be easy to overlook Covington again, but I think those guys are going to help lift his game up as well. By the end of the season the Texans may have the best defensive front in the league.
He might not be a Pro Bowler like the rest of his line mates, but I do think Covington’s stats are going to improve dramatically this year. He should have the biggest jump of any Texans player, and that’s why Christian Covington is my choice for Houston’s breakout player of 2017.
His first season, in 2015, he was slowed by groin and hamstring injuries that limited him to 13 games with no starts. Last year, he had a hip injury and a calf injury in the preseason that caused him to miss the entire year. He only has, like, 10 tackles and a half a sack to his name heading into his third season, so realistically he has nowhere to go but up.
Bennett is a guy I liked a lot coming out of college. Somehow he lasted until the sixth round, and I’m not exactly sure why since nobody could’ve possibly had a crystal ball and known that he would be slowed by myriad injuries after he was drafted. He’s a little undersized for an NFL defensive tackle, I guess, at just under 6’2 and around 290 pounds or so, but he is quick for his size.
As bad as the Cousins turmoil might seem, Colts fans might prefer it to what’s currently going on with their starting quarterback. Andrew Luck was supposed to be back from shoulder surgery in July, but everyone involved with the Colts organization seems to be disavowing all knowledge of Luck’s Cheap Quality Soccer Jerseys return timeline. The good news is that the schedule might be weak enough for the Colts to actually Cheap Retro Jerseys NBA stay competitive with Scott Tolzien at quarterback, given that three of Indy’s first five games come against the Rams, Browns and 49ers.