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NFL roster no. 31: Houston Texans

10. . . . Houston Texans. 31. team

It’s hard to hate what the Houston Texans are doing right now.

The team has finally rid itself of the Deshaun Watson distraction and there may be light at the end of that tunnel.

In fact, there’s some gold to be picked up along the way towards that light. The Texans have a king’s ransom of draft selections thanks to the Watson trade, and given all that has continued to come out about Watson’s situation off the field, the Texans may get the picks while the Browns may not get Watson, at least for a period of time.

Regardless of Watson, the Texans have a QB worth developing in Davis Mills. He’ll get a legitimate audition year with upgraded weapons offensively.

The Texans extended Brandin Cooks, one of the most underrated receivers in the game. They used a second-round pick on Alabama receiver John Metchie III and took a flyer on running back Marlon Mack in free agency.

The offensive line will get a boost from the addition of new first-round pick Kenyon Green, the team’s second selection in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Defensively, there are pieces to work with.

The top pieces on Houston’s defensive front are Maliek Collins, who re-signed with the team in free agency after an impressive 2021 season, as well as 2021 breakout player Jonathan Greenard off the edge.

In the secondary, the Texans made Derek Stingley Jr. the CB1 of the 2022 NFL Draft and third pick overall. He’s joined in the revamped secondary by fellow rookie and second-round pick Jalen Pitre, a local product out of Baylor.

The bottom line here — the Texans are young, potentially on the upswing, but they are still very much a work in progress.