My pick for the Houston Texans’ breakout player is a guy by the name of Christian Covington. Now, he isn’t really a household name yet, but I definitely think this kid is a rapidly ascending player. He will be going into his third season, and I thought he filled in very well for J.J. Watt at that five-technique defensive end spot last year.
Last offseason, the Jaguars paid a lot of money for Malik Jackson to play 3-technique for them. I think it’s dumb to keep a guy as versatile as Jackson at just one position all game. But then again, the Jaguars haven’t been accused of being geniuses for quite some time. If they continue to play Jackson exclusively at 3-technique, that probably means Bennett is stuck being his backup for the foreseeable future.
Even so, I think if Bennett can stay healthy, he will be able to contribute enough to blow away his previous meager production. He may even end up playing well enough to be a third-down interior pass rusher. I think this is the year when Bennett really shows what he can do, and that is why he is my pick for the Jaguars’ breakout player of 2017.
Will Kennedy at Buffalo Rumblings is pleased with the new front office’s initiative:
The new regime is wasting no time at all taking full control of the roster. General manager Brandon Beane finagling a fourth-round pick for a second year player who has never played an NFL snap is pretty impressive, though it’s a sobering reminder that NFL front offices can hold very different opinions on the value of a player.
The Bills are clearly rebuilding, and they continue to use trade capital to stockpile draft picks. In the past few weeks, Buffalo has moved on from Sammy Watkins, Cardale Jones, and Ronald Darby. In exchange, the Bills have collected an Cheap Replica Soccer Jerseys additional first-, second-, and third-round pick in 2018 as well as the Cheap Quality Jerseys Chiefs’ 2019 fourth-round selection.