Winner, Will Anderson Jr.: Making an Impact with the Texans
Will Anderson Jr., the Houston Texans' first-round pick, has been making his presence felt on the field. In the Texans' game against the Miami Dolphins, Anderson showcased his pass-rushing skills, recording one sack, one tackle for loss, and two total tackles.
Anderson's performance earned him high praise from Pro Football Focus, who awarded him a grade of 93.9, the highest among all rookies in preseason week 2. His ability to generate pressure and disrupt the opposing offense bodes well for the Texans' defense.
As the Texans look to improve their pass rush, Anderson's emergence as a force on the defensive line is a promising sign for the team. Anderson has totaled three tackles and one monster sack in limited preseason action. With one more preseason game, Anderson will have the opportunity to solidify his role and make a strong case for a starting position.
Winner, Titus Leo: A Defensive Standout for the Colts
The sixth-round pick out of Wagner, Titus Leo, had a breakout performance in the Indianapolis Colts game against the Chicago Bears. Leo recorded seven tackles, a sack and including one tackle for loss, and showcased his ability to disrupt plays and make an impact on the defensive side of the ball.
With a nice batted ball on the line, which doesn't hit his stat line on top of the pressure he put on Kyle Allen in week one, that led to a pick-six, Leo is making a name for himself. Leo's performance was a significant improvement from his quiet Week 1, and it has put him in contention for a spot on the Colts' final roster. As a late-round pick, Leo has been making the most of his opportunities and proving that he has the skill set to contribute to the team's defense.
With one preseason game remaining, Leo will have another chance to make a statement and solidify his spot on the Colts' roster. His tenacity and playmaking ability make him an exciting player to watch as the regular season approaches.