The Houston Texans shocked everyone and moved up to No. 3 to select the top edge defender on the PFF big board.
Anderson produced a PFF grade of 89.8 in 2021 and 83.6 in 2022 and racked up 207 total pressures in three years at Alabama. Houston lands a top player, but they pay a steep price.
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Strengths, weaknesses and NFL role
Where he wins: Bend and burst
It's a deadly combination. You won't find too many edge rushers who can match him in both, and the ones who can are the elite players at the position.
What's his role? Every-down EDGE
Plug him in and don't worry about subbing him out. Anderson is reliable as can be and will likely have to be accounted for with chips off the edge in time.
What he can improve: Pass-rush diversity
Anderson didn't have to be a technician to win at the collegiate level. He showed great hand usage already, but refining it into a complete pass-rushing package will make him nearly unblockable.
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