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Breakfast: Top 5s of the 2018 Texans season

A couple of nights ago, I asked Deepi Sidhu, well, I gave her some homework. I asked her to rank the top 5 players (quarterback, running back and wide receiver) the Texans will face in 2018. Of course, I was constrained by one radio segment, so I didn’t get to all positions, but will now. Here are the top 5...

Offensive linemen

5. T Taylor Lewan, Titans

4. C Jason Kelce, Eagles

3. G Zack Martin, Cowboys

2. T Trent Williams, Redskins

1. T Tyron Smith, Cowboys

Rookies

5. QB Sam Darnold, Jets

4. DE/OLB Bradley Chubb, Broncos

3. QB Baker Mayfield, Browns

2. G Quenton Nelson, Colts

1. RB Saquon Barkley, Giants 

Face in a new place

5. WR Jarvis Landry, Browns (formerly Dolphins) 

4. WR Danny Amendola, Dolphins (formerly Patriots) 3. QB Alex Smith, Redskins (formerly Chiefs) 

2. CB Malcolm Butler, Titans (formerly Patriots) 

1. QB Case Keenum, Broncos (formerly Vikings)

Defensive game changers

5. DE Yannick Ngakoue, Jaguars

4. DE Calais Campbell, Jaguars

3. DE DeMarcus Lawrence, Cowboys

2. CB Jalen Ramsey, Jaguars

1. OLB Von Miller, Broncos 

On the Rise...risers

5. LB Jaylon Smith, Cowboys

4. TE David Njoku, Browns

3. WR Josh Doctson, Redskins

2. LB Myles Jack, Jaguars

1. S Malik Hooker, Colts

Best of the Graybeards

5. T Jason Peters, Eagles (36 years old) 

4. DT Kyle Williams, Bills (35 years old) 

3. OLB Cameron Wake, Dolphins (36 years old) 

2. DE Calais Campbell, Jaguars (31 years old) 

1. That guy in New England (40 years old)

Best of the NFC East

5. OLB DeMarcus Lawrence, Cowboys

4. WR Odell Beckham, Jr., Giants

3. T Tyron Smith, Cowboys

2. RB Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys

1. QB Carson Wentz, Eagles

Best of the AFC East

5. S Jamal Adams, Jets

4. OLB Cameron Wake, Dolphins

3. RB LeSean ‘Shady’ McCoy, Bills

2. Gronk

1. That guy in New England

Best of the AFC South

5. RB Leonard Fournette, Jaguars

4. DE Calais Campbell, Jaguars

3. QB Marcus Mariota, Titans

2. QB Andrew Luck, Colts...if, well, you know, he can actually throw an NFL football 1. CB Jalen Ramsey, Jaguars

I’ll think of more next week. Thanks for reading and have a great weekend.

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