After the NFL Draft, the Houston Texans will hold their annual rookie minicamp. Held at Houston Methodist Training Center, the camp is a crucial development opportunity for the young players. The first session of organized team activities will be May 24, followed by two more on June 3-4 and June 10-11. Rookie minicamps are not actual game situations, but rather an orientation period for rookies. Listed below are some things to look for during the rookie minicamp.
Nine players were selected from the Texans 2022 draft. While all nine took part in on-field drills, wide receiver John Metchie III was unable to participate due to a continuing recovery from an ACL injury. He did, however, participate in a separate workout on the sidelines. No. 3 overall draft pick Derek Stingley Jr. was one of the other players at rookie camp. Derek Stingley Jr. was the third overall draft pick and signed a four year rookie deal before minicamp began.
Tashaun Gipson and Brennen Scarlett are other notable newcomers to Texans’ roster. They all attended North Alabama and have been undrafted. Although this invitation is a sign of potential, it does not guarantee that the rookies will be selected to the team. The goal is to give the rookies valuable experience. They will learn and improve their football skills by coaching from experienced players.
A rookie minicamp is a great way for newcomers get to know the team’s offense, and defense. They will be able to experience what it takes to play at the highest level. Rookies will be able to observe how their teammates play and see how coaches interact with players on a daily basis. Rookies are not guaranteed to be on the team, even if invited to Houston Texans rookie camp.
There are a few things to look for in rookie minicamp. Rookies should be able to see the field, as most NFL teams hold a three-day rookie minicamp. Rookies usually have two days of practice, one day of meetings, and veterans spend the last day of rookie minicamp getting used to new facilities. The Bengals did things differently this year. Instead of holding a mandatory minicamp, the team has pushed back the start of their offseason program two weeks.
The Tampa 2 defense is not the only thing that coaches teach the players. Smith has stated in the past that he doesn’t believe in football alone, so he uses old school R&B to instruct his players. Smith believes in the power and importance of a winning attitude and is eager to instill that winning attitude in his rookie class.