Who will be this year's "Breakout Player"

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  1. TheRealJoker

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    Simple question to drive conversation until we start to get real news after football is finally back preseason game 1. Who will be this year's breakout player? I say that not as the person identified by the Texans Talk forum that knows all 90 players currently in training camp. But as a NFL fan that only watches the nationally televised Texans games and think the Texans have not fielded a defense outside of Clowney the past 2 seasons and the offense only consists of DW4 and Hopkins.

    My pick is Will Fuller.

    I truly believe if Fuller can play 16 games he is a top WR in this league similar to Desean Jackson at his best. Not your classic top WR like Hopkins catching 10 balls per game but 3-5 catches with one of them being a game changing play (80 yard td perhaps). 7 TDs in 4 games with DW4 was no accident. These two have chemistry and Fuller has speed that you can't teach along with underrated route running ability. Defenses already have to gameplan for him even though he has yet to have over 635 yards receiving in a season. The mainstream fans will get to know him very will this season!
     
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    Just to clarify, when I say "breakout player" I am thinking of the players mainstream fans know when they think of this team. Currently I think regular NFL fans only know of DW4, Hopkins, Watt, Clowney and Honey Badger.

    Granted guys like Mercilus and Mckinney are very important to this team and Texans Talk faithful recognize their contributions. But in terms of players that regular NFL fans recognize right off the bat I don't think they are in that category.
     
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    Will fuller or dj reader.
     
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    Could definitely see this happening. Especially if he makes a game changing highlight play in a big spot... pick six against Brady perhaps to start the year?
     
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    Another player who has been essentially overlooked and could have a break out year is Christian Covington.
     
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    Cunningham is my choice.
     
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    I'm going to say one of the TEs. Or at least I hope so, it'll take this offense to a whole other level.

    But I'm really wishing it'd be one of our offensive lineman.
     
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    Do rookies count in this equation? Because I think Justin Reid is going to have a breakout performance this season.
     
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    I like Covington and think he’ll make a strong case for a 2nd contract this season. But DJ Reader is the more talented player and the one more likely to gain notoriety from national fans as a breakout player.

    Covington has a great shot at solidifying his place as a glue guy on this roster if he stays healthy though!
     
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    Supposedly Covington is in a camp battle with Joel Heath.
     
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    Did I miss something , or did we trade the Pat's for Mathews ?
     
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    Maybe he's trying to be a smart, because Matthews injuried his hamstring. Either that or he is confused about one of the TEs. That's the only thing I can think of.
     
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    I haven’t read anything specific, and I don’t listen to the radio, but what I know is that Heath performed solidly last year with Watt and Covington both out.

    Covington has made a complete recovery and is expected to perform without any loss from his previous play. He was having a career year with excellent play before going out. If Covington is up to last year’s performance and Heath can beat him out for that spot opposite Watt, this will be a huge positive for the defense.

    But my uninformed expectation is for Covington to start. I say this while admitting I paid no attention to Heath last year, and indeed I lost interest in our team as a whole during last year’s pitiful drop.

    Heath will certainly be on my radar this year.
     
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    No trade needed, but Jordan Matthews may not be useful for anyone this year

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap30...iots-release-jordan-matthews-following-injury

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    Now Jordan Akin or Jordan Thomas... one or the other or even better both would work nicely
     
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    I like the Cunningham and Reid suggestions. Didn't Fuller breakout last season when Watson was healthy?

    If Watson and the offense thrive, Julie'n Davenport is going to get a lot of credit. Just as if Watson faces a lot of pressure, Davenport will get much of the blame. I think Julie'n will hold his own, and become the Texans breakout player.
     
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