Five Incoming Houston Texans Who May Start This Season

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May 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell begins the draft and puts the Houston Texans on the clock at the start of the 2014 NFL draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

May 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell begins the draft and puts the Houston Texans on the clock at the start of the 2014 NFL draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

On the surface, the Houston Texans had one the best drafts in the NFL this past weekend. While many will applaud the Texans’ selection of the athletic monster known as Jadeveon Clowney, it was the Texans other picks that deserve the most attention and praise. General Managers’ careers are often defined on their success in the later rounds, and it looks like Rick Smith and company did a fantastic job of selecting possible diamonds in the rough. More importantly, they did it at the right value and stayed true to their board.

Although it is too early to tell, the Texans may have selected at least five potential starters this season with one of them being an undrafted free agent. Of course Jadeveon Clowney will be an instant starter, so I’ haven’t included him in the list.

Here is a look at another five new potential starters.

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