Mario Williams will be one of, if not the premier player not named Peyton Manning in this year's free-agent market.
Williams should have never made it to the free-agent market, but somehow the Texans let him slip through their fingers.
Williams has been a defensive force that has helped take a subpar Texan defense from mediocrity to one of the best in the league.
But "Super Mario" wasn't always such a well-liked commodity. In the 2006 draft, he was picked with the first overall pick, surprising analysts who thought the Texans would take Heisman trophy winner Reggie Bush. Some people at the time considered it the worst decision in the Texans short five-year history.
Ironically, the decision to select Williams first was so that he could help control Peyton Manning and the high-powered Colts' offense. With Arizona, the Seahawks' divisional rival, as a favorite in the Manning sweepstakes, Mario Williams could be an excellent pickup.
Williams has been a defensive power since being drafted, holding the Texans' single-season sack record and going to the Pro Bowl twice.