Texans DE Will Anderson stock soars following Dolphins game

The Houston Texans may have taken a beating collectively in their 28-3 loss to the Miami Dolphins in the second week of preseason, but Will Anderson stood out.

According to Brad Spielberger from Pro Football Focus, the Texans’ rookie defensive end was one of their rookies who stood out after the second week of preseason.

Anderson flashed the brute force that made him the No. 3 overall pick in this year’s draft when he just bowled over Miami Dolphins running back Salvon Ahmed and forced quarterback Skylar Thompson to cough up the football. Anderson tacked on two defensive stops despite logging just 12 total snaps.

The Texans saw enough from Anderson after a disruptive, athletic display. Along with a special teams snap, Anderson’s afternoon was finished early inside NRG Stadium.

After joint practices with the Dolphins prior to the exhibition contest, the former Alabama product noticed that opponents were underestimating his power. More plays such as these, even in the context of preseason, may have offensive coordinators thinking otherwise when prepping for the Texans.

Story originally appeared on Texans Wire