With the Texans’ OTAs beginning today, it’s time to start preparing for the team’s 2012 training camp.
The Texans have a number of potential breakout players from their new crop of rookies, many of whom will engage in battles for position against veteran players. What’s more, the Texans have been actively reconfiguring their depth on both sides of the ball in order to replace big names that are now absent (e.g. DeMeco Ryans and Mario Williams) and continue forging a solid foundation in their schemes.
Such a position—along with the performance last season that led the team to the playoffs—means the rookies can easily find themselves in the mix of veterans come game time. Among this group are five that stand out among the rest for various reasons, be it a battle for position, their collegiate performance or their readiness as professionals.
The following are those five Texans rookies and the reasons they’re worth paying extra attention to at training camp.