Players to watch out for:
Aug 16, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (90) celebrates after making a sack during the first quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
The #1 overall pick in the draft, Clowney is a great pass rusher, but that isn’t all he can do. He can get after the ball carrier. He is hard to stop when he gets going. Ryan Clady will be tested by the talented rookie.
Aug 19, 2014; Englewood, CO, USA; Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) works on a blocking sled during a scrimmage against the Denver Broncos at the Broncos Headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Watt is a proven beat in the NFL. He is, basically, un-blockable by any offensive linemen. He is strong at the point of attack, and quick enough to make a play. He is well-rounded, able to stuff the run or rush the QB. When he is unable to get to the QB, he gets his hands up. What makes him and Clowney scarier, is the Texans line them up on the same side often.
Aug 16, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans inside linebacker Max Bullough (53) sits on the bench after an interception during the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at NRG Stadium. The Texans defeated the Falcons 32-7. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Max Bullough is tough to run against. He has surprising agility to avoid blockers to get to the hole and the ball carrier. His weakness is in coverage, but he does well there. He shows an understanding of routes. To be more specific, his weakness is in man-coverage. In zone he does extremely well. When in man, he doesn’t have the speed to keep with his man, but he uses his knowledge.