With the 2011 NFL Draft done and gone, the next step for NFL teams will be free agency. That is backwards from the norm, but that is the reality for the NFL in 2011. This time before free agency starts will provide NFL teams with valuable time to assess their drafts and further evaluate needs that need to be filled.
The Houston Texans, by many accounts, had a successful draft. Many national level football analysts are praising the efforts of Gary Kubiak, Rick Smith and most notably Wade Phillips because it is obvious that his fingerprints were all over the six defensive players that were selected.
The team still has many holes to fill during free agency though. It is somewhat obvious where the major holes are, but some of the positions that need depth are more obscure. A lot depends on what free agency rules the league will play under in 2011, as this will change who the Texans might lose.
For this reason, I decided to examine the Texans roster as it stands now, position by position. This won’t be a full hypothesis of the eventual depth chart the Texans will have in 2011 because there are too many questions left unanswered, rather it will be a look at which positions are likely to receive attention in free agency.
This session will concentrate on the offense, and the defense will be analyzed soon. If you have any comments or questions, feel free to leave them in the comments or contact me directly on twitter (@JakeBRB).