As fans/arm-chair GMs, we should be considering how our current players may improve next season...prior to drooling over FAs or predicting draft picks. I'll take a stab, any feedback other ideas appreciated. 1. Seth Wand: With one full year of starting and three years in our strength program, he is entering a very important point in his Texans' career. If he progresses well and grasps zone blking scheme, I think we'll stay with him. However, I'm concerned that Carr will be exposed to more beatings and would prefer we invest in insurance (like Walter Jones). I'm pulling for Seth and hope he comes into his own this year. 2. Jason Babin: A fierce pass-rushing machine in college, he played well while learning 3-4 style. I think next year he'll be more natural and make more plays. 3. Chester Pitts: Transition from OT to OG and new scheme hampered his progress. I'm hoping next year, he'll be a dominator. 4. Derrick Alexander: Really had some moments this year. Believe he'll only get better from hear and be a nice option in redzone. 5. Jabbar Gaffney: Has become Carr's third-down go-to guy. He's becoming invaluable. 6. Dunta Robinson: Can he get much better? You bet, next year he makes everyone realize the mistake they made by not recognizing him this year. 7. Tony Hollings: This is my reach, but if he can condition himself better and not get injured, perhaps the two years of watching and learning the trade will finally pay-off for us. He would be a nice change of pace to DD. 8. Benny Jopru: OK, he either becomes Boselli II or finally gets his butt on the field and adds new dimension to this team. Lord knows we need a complete TE. 9. Antwan Peek : The demon is finally unleashed and through still unrefined, he becomes the difference-maker (OLB) defense needs on the field at all times. 10. Earl/Coleman: This duo will jell and our secondary will be awesome! Last year's experience should only make them both better. 11. Milford Brown: May finally become RG we're looking for...finished strong. 12. Kendrick Starling: smooths out rough edges/loses jitters and makes run on KR and fourth WR spot. Given the above, I'd be targeting DL/OL, TE, team speed, RB, KR/PR, LB in FA and draft. I'd really like a DE like Shaun Cody or Spears; and another NT. In addition a big, athletic C and maybe another LT (if Wand doesn't improve). Did I miss anyone? Oh, looks like Ragone will be our Back-up QB...hopefully he has a good camp/preseason.