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While the Houston Texans would finish the 2021 season with a mere 4-13 record, fans and analysts alike knew they were in the midst of a rebuild. However, despite the rebuild, the Texans did show some signs of life Carlos Beltran Jersey that gave fans something to be excited about once again.Once inserted into the starting role, rookie quarterback Davis Mills showed flashes of being a capable quarterback. He would finish his rookie year throwing for 2,664 yards to go with 16 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. His touchdown to interception ratio might not look promising on paper, but it isn't that bad for a rookie quarterback.Now, as they enter another year of their rebuild, the Texans do so with a trio of promising rookies from the 2022 draft. Running Back Dameon PierceDrafted: Round 4, No. 107 overallPierce has an excellent opportunity to earn a lot of carries for the Texans this year if veteran Marlon Mack doesn't grab the reins. Pierces tough running and underappreciated short-area quickne s allow him to move the chains and excel in short-yardage/goal-line situations.Scroll to ContinueWhile Dallas Keuchel Jersey Pierce will not enter as the de facto starting running back as some rookies do, . The Texans might look to him early and often, even as a rookie, especially in short-yardage situations, which will allow him to earn more carries as the season progre ses.Linebacker Christian HarrisDrafted: Round 3, No. 75 overallI like Harris' chances of seeing significant playing time with the Texans as a rookie, as he can play all three linebacker spots in head coach Lovie Smith's 4-3 alignment. Houston signed a few veteran linebackers this offseason but Harris' ability to cover, Josh Reddick Jersey rush the pa ser and attack running lanes should put him in position to win a starting job early in the year.If your team is able to draft a defensive player from the Alabama Crimson Tide, you do so. Harris figures to be yet another defensive star in a long line of defensive playmakers that have come out of Alabama, as his versatility will see him earn plenty of playing time. As the Texans continue to retool and rebuild for the future, .Safety Jalen PitreDrafted: Round 2, No. 37 overallPitre did a bit of everything Alex Bregman Jersey for Baylor's defense in 2021 and Texans fans should expect to see the same from him this fall. The comparisons with Tyrann Mathieu will be hard to ignore, as Pitre seems to regularly find the ball whether blitzing, avoiding linemen to get to running backs or staying with slot receivers and tight ends in coverage. and the Texans were the perfect landing spot for Pitre. He can earn playing time from day one on a young rebuilding team, becoming a cornerstone on defense as he matures and learns the game. The Texans might not win a lot of games this Hector Rondon Jersey fall, but Pitre alone will make their defense must-watch television on any given Sunday.