The Texans top pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Kevin Johnson was eased into the defensive lineup to make sure he was ready. Playing primarily on the outside when the defense went to nickel and dime sets, Johnson had some solid games but also had some rookie bumps and bruises. Towards the end of the season, Johnson was banged up and required surgery on his wrist and foot.
Kevin Johson is the future at the cornerback position and getting his rookie year under his belt with solid playing time was good for development. His play was right in the middle and really did not hurt the Texans but there is so much room for improvement. It will be interesting to see how the Texans use him this season and whether it will be comparable to last season. The Texans play three cornerbacks plenty and Johnson will continue to be part of that trio.
On the 53-man roster, one of the top three used cornerbacks in 2016.
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