RTC: Houston's most influential in sports

Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans ...

Bill O'Brien heads this list of Houston Sports figures, by Dale Robertson of the Houston Chronicle. Brian Cushing, Arian Foster, J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney also feature prominently. There is a heavy emphasis on the present, rather than the past.

Dave Zangaro of CSNHouston.com identifies five defensive players to watch during training camp: D.J. Swearinger, Clowney, Jerrell Powe, Kareem Jackson and Watt. He also identifies five offensive players to watch: DeAndre Hopkins, Foster, Brandon Brooks, Jay Prosch and Tom Savage.

Patrick D. Starr of State of the Texans identifies a group of Texans who need to take the next step. He includes second-year players Hopkins, Swearinger, and Ryan Griffin. Third-year players Jared Crick, Randy Bullock and Whitney Mercilus and veterans Brooks Reed and Derek Newton.

Players report for camp tomorrow, so we'll have a lot more content starting then.