Team Needs: Houston Texans

NFL Draft

2007 Results: 8-8
2008 Projected Cap Status: $10,504,400 under the cap

2007 Season Recap:

Finishing 500 in arguably the most competitive division in the NFL (behind Indy, Jacksonville and Tennessee – all in the playoffs), was a success in itself. They will have to improve on their one division win however, to get to the next level. A slowed (knee) Andre Johnson may have affected the team more than realized; he only played in 9 games. Improving on an offense ranked 16th and defense ranked 24th will be key to an improved 2008 season.

Team Needs:

1. Cornerback: A rookie or free agent who can step in to defend the pass is essential with Dunte Robinson possibly out until midseason with hamstring and knee injuries.

2. Strong Safety: A dominating in the box safety who can also cover receivers

3. Defensive End: With a 25 ranked pass defense, getting more pressure on the quarterback is key. They need someone to compliment Mario Williams.

4. Wide Receiver: A good #2 receiver who can take some of the pressure off of Andre Johnson.

2008 Draft Picks:

1st Round – 18th overall
3rd Round – 79th overall
4th Round – 188th overall
5th Round – 151st overall
7th Round – 233rd overall

Free agency status:

CB Roc Alexander
LB Charlie Anderson (Dolphins)
S Michael Boulware (Vikings)
TE Mark Bruener (signed)
LB Danny Clark (Giants)
WR Andre Davis (signed)
RB Ron Dayne
S Will Demps (signed)
S Glenn Earl (signed)
DB Von Hutchins (Falcons)
DE N.D. Kalu (signed)
CB Jason Simmons
P Matt Turk (signed)
G Fred Weary
CB Dexter Wynn

S C.C. Brown (signed)
OG Scott Jackson (signed)
DT Anthony Maddox

LB Shawn Barber
C Mike Flanagan
WR Jerome Mathis
TE Jeb Putzier (Seahawks)

LB Kevin Bently
RB Chris Brown
CB Jacques Reeves
S Nick Ferguson
LB Chaun Thompson

Edit: This blog was archived in May of 2016 from our original articles database.It was originally posted by Scott Peek

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