The only FBS team that Julie’n Davenport’s Bucknell Bison played against was Army in 2015.
When the Houston Texans drafted him in the fourth round of last year’s draft, they almost certainly leaned on his performance at the Senior Bowl, where he played more reps against future NFLers than the rest of his collegiate career combined.
While he wasn’t a full-time starter last year, he struggled when he did see the field. But with Duane Brown now out of the picture, the Texans will need to rely on Davenport, free-agent signing Seantrel Henderson and rookie third-round pick Martinas Rankin to protect quarterback Deshaun Watson, who’s coming off of a season-ending knee injury.
Could Fountain be Indianapolis’ second receiver? Sure. Could he be released in camp? Sure. Iowa State, after all, hasn’t sent a cornerback to the NFL draft over the last three years. To say the least, we have no idea how Fountain matches up with NFL-caliber cornerbacks because of who has lined up opposite him.
According to Pro Football Reference’s expected points model, the NFL’s worst run defense last season (Washington) was worth a net loss of 22.1 points, while the worst pass defense (Indianapolis) was worth a loss of 136.1 points.
This stance is in the minority, so let’s go through some of the reasons why I believe that Watson should be an easy choice as the top quarterback pick in this season’s fantasy drafts. Starting with what he accomplished a year ago, as a rookie.
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Watson entered the season backing up Tom Savage, and in the first game of the season, against a Jacksonville Jaguars defense that would go on to dominate the league, Watson took over for a struggling Savage at the half with Cheap Jerseys Elite the Texans down 19-0. Watson outplayed Savage and won the starting job Cheap Jerseys Hockey moving forward. In his first start, the following week against a solid Cincinnati Bengals defense that ranked eighth in the NFL in fewest passing yards and passing touchdowns allowed, Watson passed for 125 yards and ran for 67 yards and a touchdown to lead the Texans to their first win.
This was the last time that he would look remotely human as a starter.
During the next five games, Watson would complete 63.1 percent of his pass attempts on his way to averaging 294.4 passing yards, 3.6 passing touchdowns and only 1.4 interceptions per game. On the ground, Watson would average 5.8 rushes for 37.2 yards per game, with another touchdown scored.