Bleecher Report profile targets Texans break-out player this upcoming season as Jared Crick-
What made defensive end Jared Crick fall to the fourth round of last year's draft was the fact that he didn't have a very high ceiling. He was an NFL-ready player who was already polished.
However, just because a player doesn't seem to have a high ceiling doesn't mean he can't become a star in the NFL. Crick has the ability to make an impact in both the run and pass game with his high motor and football smarts.
Even though it's hard to see him surpassing either J.J. Watt or Antonio Smith on the depth chart, Crick should still see the field often enough to make a big impact for the Houston Texans.
Big fan of Crick selection previous draft, his stock was down not because of ceiling but inury that stripped him most of Senior season (pectoral tear). During rehab process he faced & overcame other physical issues (pinched nerve neck w/back soreness) we started seeing a healthy Crick towards end of last season as he repped behind Antonio Smith & Watt with Tim Jamison down for season. Listed 6-4 287 the veterans will report this Friday. Jared is now 100% in excellent health, working hard this off-season with Texans monitored closely by Kollar. I believe he has the makings of a poor mans JJ Watt, as a teammate, hard working overachiever. Expect him to be part of a three man rotation inside out as DE/Nose with Smith & Mitchell. Thoughts?