2016 Houston Texans Player Profile: Christian Covington

A closer look at the Houston Texans roster heading into the 2016 training camp.


A late pick by the Texans in 2015, Christian Covington slid in the draft late due to a knee concern. The Texans took him in the sixth round and he ended up being a better value pick than most realize. Covington originally started helping at the nose tackle, but made a difference in nickel and dime, playing the three technique in pass rush situations. He can heat up the pass rusher, which is one of his best attributes as a defensive lineman. 


Covington is in the discussion to be one of the starting defensive ends to begin the season but he is going to have to prove he can play the defensive end position. It will take a different set of techniques than those to which he is accustomed, but he could add another dynamic on the other side of J.J. Watt. Covington has put some time in the weight room over the off season, trying to bulk up for more play on the inside of the defense. 

Roster Situation 

Will be on the 53-man roster and in the defensive line rotation. Covington has a chance to be a week one starter. 


Related Stories 

Rookie Review: TEN To Watch Heading to Training Camp 

The Evolution of Brian Cushing | Vince Wilfork is Not Ready To Hang Them Up | Cushing and McKinney Forming a Strong Bond |

Xavier Su'a-Filo a Key Piece to the Texans in 2016 | Texans Claim Terrance Mitchell | Cecil Shorts Takes Pay Cut | What Does Short's Pay Cut Mean?

Whitney Mercilus Wants to Take the Next Step | Bill O'Brien Makes Changes Heading Into OTAs | Brock Osweiler Takes His First Step With the Texans | DeAndre Hopkins Knows Only One Way | Whitney Mercilus and Jeff Allen Reunited | Opportunity Knocks for Devon Still  | Jaelen Strong Starting Strong | Texans Explain Moving David Quessenberry to the NFi List | Jaelen Strong Catching Bill O'Brien's Attention  | Brock Osweiler Opts To Stay In Houston with His New Team | Lamar Miller Is Hitting the Ground Running | SOTT Mailbag: Is the Hype on Jaelen Strong Real? | Texans Expecting a Jump From TE Position Jadeveon Clowney Knows Expectations for 2016

State of the Texans Top Stories