Alright, I tried to rip the band-aid off as quickly as I could here, but you have to bring up the Texans as potential suitors for Logan Ryan the safety.
Right now the Texans just don’t have any good options at safety opposite 2018 3rd round pick, Justin Reid. I personally don’t think that the Texans have a great shot at the playoffs because they traded away their best player this offseason and last season they lost Jadeveon Clowney, combining that with an aging and oft-injured J.J. Watt and no offseason for that offense to gel, and it seems like a disaster is brewing.
But, if the Texans believe they have a chance to get into the playoffs they have to figure out how to get another safety on the field that can offer you something in coverage or in the run game.
I don’t know how well Ryan will pick up coverage as a safety, but he is a good tackler and that will help against all three of their AFC South opponents who like to run the ball.
Bill O’Brien knows that Ryan is a good player and he also knows that it is going to be hard to find a safety with as much upside as Logan Ryan at this point in free agency. Look at the current Texans DBs to see how much upside means to O’Brien:
–Gareon Conley: B.O.B. traded a 3rd round pick for him at the deadline, which is just one round lower than what he thought Nuk Hopkins was worth.
–Bradley Roby: After the Broncos let him walk, the Texans signed him to a one-year prove it deal and then a three-year deal after that.
–Lonnie Johnson: A combine freak with only one year as a starter at Kentucky and no real production to speak of, that the Texans drafted in the 2nd round.
Upside is everything with B.O.B. and Ryan could be a steal.