let's not forget, anybody is going to look good playing next to JJ Watt
also everyone on that line practices & learns from him, elevating their games as well.
tricky business to project just pure nose guards because they flip & rotate so much. Mitchell is the clear front runner, young & now nearly developed into a polished starter IMO. After which rookie 6th rd. draft choice Chris Jones stands an excellent chance to back-up Earl & rotate. In fact I'm almost certain Texans will go heavy @ DE over nose, several which could also kick inside, Jared Crick, Sunny Harris or David Hunter. That would effectively give Texans five possible combinations inside.