The Baylor Bears fielded an elite defense in 2021, with safety Jalen Pitre being a big reason why. Pitre's dominance on the field would see him selected in the second round of the NFL draft, staying in state and playing for the Houston Texans.
Texans' fans and analysts alike loved Pitre's fit for their defense, and he's expected to come in and make an immediate impact on a rebuilding roster. While Houston is likely a year or two away from contending, pieces like Pietre speed that process up.
Pitre did a bit of everything 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.
Pitre is the perfect fit for the Texans 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 fall, but Pitre alone will make their defense must-watch television on any given Sunday.
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