LB Christian Kirksey
At his healthiest, Christian Kirksey is one of the most talented players to never be a Pro Bowler. in this lone two years as a full-time starter in Cleveland, Kirksey had 286 tackles. For some reason neither season was enough to get Kirksey into the Pro Bowl, and shortly after the Browns starting linebacker started to struggle with injuries. He played in just seven games in 2018 and then two games in 2019.
All in total, Kirksey had 484 tackles during his six seasons with the Browns, with 11.5 sacks to go with it. He then had a decent year in Green Bay, getting on the field for 11 games, the most since 2017, and registering 77 tackles, and would’ve had another 100 tackle season had he kept that place over 16 games.
Now in Houston, Kirksey is reunited with some former teammates, and looking to re-establish himself while he’s still young enough. His first game as a member of the Texans was actually a great game for him. He had six tackles, five solos, with two pass deflections. That’s not all though, as he picked off the No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence in what statistically was a capping to a great game.
The Browns have yet to find a player like Kirksey since he left and if the 29-year-old can stay healthy for the Texans, he may just show the NFL and Cleveland that he has far more left in the tank than originally thought.