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    Jonathan Valencia

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    2020 NFL Draft: Alex Taylor is the top offensive tackle sleeper

    Every NFL draft class seems to possess some sort of spectacle. Whether it's a former basketball star taking his talents from the hardwood to the gridiron. Or perhaps a huge, athletic...

    Houston Texans: Bradley Roby emerging as lockdown cornerback

    In an eventful yet underwhelming offseason for the Houston Texans, Bradley Roby was the prized free-agent signing. The departures of Kareem Jackson, Kevin Johnson, and Tyrann Mathieu left Houston's secondary in...

    Houston Texans: Whitney Mercilus exploding en route to new contract

    Any 2-2 start is bound to bring highs and lows. That has been exactly the case for the Houston Texans. One week the running game is carrying the offense, the next...

    Hampton University: Christian Angulo asserting himself among top FCS corners

    Life is a journey full of unexpected twists and turns. Things don't always go as planned, which can greatly affect someone's life path. This hint of reality typically hits late teenagers...

    Houston Texans: Why it is time to pay for D.J. Reader

    Going back to the 2016 NFL Draft, the Houston Texans had themselves quite the haul. Despite just three picks, they hit on half of them. Will Fuller, while often injured, has...

    Houston Texans: Biggest takeaways entering Week 3

    It has been a bittersweet start to the season for the Houston Texans. The opening Monday Night game of the season had just about everything you could want from a football...

    Tennessee State University: Chris Rowland rollin’ through the competition

    Who leads all of college football in receiving yards? Such a simple question could yield countless responses. No, it's not Jerry Jeudy or any other studs from a Power 5 program....

    Houston Texans: Practice squad possesses pro ready talent

    One of my favorite aspects of all the post preseason cuts and transaction madness is the development of each team's practice squad. While these players didn't quite make the 53 man...

    Houston Texans: Laremy Tunsil gives Texans shot at Super Bowl

    What a roller coaster of an offseason it's been for the Houston Texans. You can link what transpired on Saturday all the way back to free agency and even beyond that....

    Howard University: Caylin Newton building his own legacy

    If you grew up with older siblings, you can understand the want to prove your superiority. Whether it was racing home from the bus stop, winning a match of Super Smash...

    Houston Texans: Five standouts from Week 3 of Preseason

    We're now three-quarters of the way through the preseason, and Week 3 proved most detrimental to the Houston Texans and the Indianapolis Colts. I'm sure you've heard by now, Andrew Luck...

    Houston Texans: Running backs, linebackers and tight ends shine

    After a couple of days of joint practices with the Detroit Lions, the Houston Texans made their home debut of the new season. NRG Stadium was rocking as superstars Deshaun Watson...

    NFL Draft: Pac-12 offensive All-Conference predictions

    Who doesn't love themselves some good, ole-fashioned Pac-12 after dark? As Alabama All-American Forrest Gump said, "You never know what you're gonna get." Whether it's Mike Leach rocking a fake mustache...

    Houston Texans gain clarity on position battles against Packers

    Following a few days of joint practices, the Houston Texans and Green Bay Packers took the field as the preseason kicked off this past Thursday. While the game had its moments,...

    NFL Draft: Utah’s defense could lead them to Pac-12 title

    This past season marked the first Pac-12 conference championship appearance for the Utah Utes since joining the conference in 2011. While stars on offense such as Tyler Huntley and Zack Moss...

    Houston Texans: Five takeaways from training camp

    With training camp underway and the Hall of Fame game in the rearview mirror, the 2019 preseason is just days away and football is finally back. The Houston Texans have occupied...

    Pac-12 Top 25 NFL Draft prospects: Studs at the skill positions

    We're now just a few measly weeks to the kickoff of the 2019 season. Whether you lean NFL or NCAA, the common denominator is the NFL Draft. For myself and draft...

    Houston Texans: McKinney and Cunningham form LB duo on the rise

    As a whole, the Houston Texans have been held back by their defense in recent years. Despite enduring an abysmal stretch of offensive line play, the offense has been able to...

    Houston Texans: AFC South prominence on the decline

    When the Houston Texans fired Brian Gaine, they set off a snowball that hasn't quite started its descent down the mountain. The first ripple effect was the multi-headed monster being named...

    2020 NFL Draft: Top 5 running backs in the Pac-12

    Pac-12 running backs have been a mainstay in the NFL Draft over the past decade. Since 2009, they've sent at least one RB to the NFL via the draft each year....

    Houston Texans: Keke Coutee completes stellar receiving corps

    Little by little, the Houston Texans have built one of the best wide receiver corps in the NFL. Andre Johnson terrorized opposing defenses for over a decade, but always lacked a...

    2019 NFL Supplemental Draft: What Jalen Thompson brings to Arizona Cardinals

    Last year, the NFL Supplemental Draft produced two draft picks. This was a nice change of pace as it had generated just one pick since 2012. Then again, it should come...

    Houston Texans top 5 players under 25

    When you look back on historic teams such as the 2010 Seattle Seahawks, among many others, you can't help but admire the young core which was instrumental in their success. The...

    Houston Texans: 3 key position battles in 2019 preseason

    Of all the teams in the NFL, the Houston Texans are arguably the most top-heavy with a bevy of superstars coupled with a lack of overall depth. With minimal separation in...

    Houston Texans: 5 pivotal games that could define the season

    Last season the Houston Texans did the unthinkable. After starting 0-3, Bill O'Brien was able to rally the troops to an 11-2 finish and the fifth division title in franchise history....