Category: film review

Film review: Martinas Rankin has the tools to start in 2019

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Martinas Rankin was never supposed to be an offensive tackle — even if he was drafted in the third round to be just that. Though he did play tackle (and every position) at a high level against SEC competition at Mississipi State, draft pundits had their doubts.

Bleacher Reports staff scout Matt Miller summed up his flaws well, saying, “He’ll struggle to compete against speed around the corner and may be asked to move inside to guard as a result.”

It turns out Miller was right. The 6’4″, 310-pound lineman earned his first career start at guard against the Philadelphia Eagles during week 16. He started in place of oft-injured guard Senio Kelemete.

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Film Review: Vyncint Smith fits well in the Texans offense

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Bill O’Brien isn’t shy about who he wants adjacent DeAndre Hopkins. The mold of his Z (secondary) receiver goes as follows: tall, fast, and physical. Will Fuller V fit this role, and Demaryius Thomas did so to a certain extent. Unfortunately, the Texans will not have the luxury of playing either receiver due to season-ending tendon tears. They will now depend upon UDFA rookie Vyncint Smith out of Limestone College, who happens to fit the mold of an O’Brien secondary receiver.

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Film Review: Benardrick McKinney proved his Pro-Bowl status versus the Eagles

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I’ll admit it; I didn’t think that Benardrick McKinney was a pro-bowl level player before the season. Though I believed that he was a high-level inside linebacker that was among the leagues best regarding run stuffing and tackling, yet he couldn’t show a consistent high-level play in coverage.

Except McKinney has proven me wrong all season. Then showed just how wrong I was on Sunday versus the Eagles. He strengthened his pro-bowl status with an exceptional performance that saw him register his first NFL interception.

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Film Review: How DeAndre Carter Helps The Offense Without Touching The Ball

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Despite only catching 10 passes for 101 yards slot receiver DeAndre Carter has been a solid addition to the Texans. And that’s not just because he has been a revelation in the punt returning category.

Carter’s speed and quickness are what helps the offense. While his 4.44 40-time won’t turn heads his 1.45 10-second-split will.

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