Justin Houston becomes the ninth Kansas City Chiefs player to land on the top 100 players list. He comes in at No. 26 for his fourth career appearance. He was No. 27 last year.
Several NFL players are featured in this segment but Trent Williams had the best reaction.
“Justin Houston, those type of guys you see and they do some things that just can’t be stopped and maybe only one percent of the tackles in the league is equipped to handle their best efforts,” Washington OT Trent Williams said.
Tamba showed a screen pass where Houston read it perfectly and stepped back to pick it off for a return touchdown against the Chargers.
“He’s a freak of an athlete,” Tamba said. “He can drop in coverage and cover you down the field 30 or 40 yards. He’s strong enough to take a grown man and sit him in the quarterback’s lap. Then he’s fast enough to finesse you and get around you. He poses a threat as a player and you have to game plan for a guy like Justin.”
Another Washington player and fellow outside linebacker pointed out how often he drops in coverage.
“Guy had 22 sacks last year,” LB Ryan Kerrigan said. “Probably could have had more. What fascinates me about him is that he gets all these sacks is that he’s in coverage a lot too. He’s not rushing every snap like a lot of guys are. That’s what makes it even more impressive to me is that he’ capitalizing on his opportunities to rush.”
“What separates Justin from a lot of pass rushers is not just his athletic ability, not just his strength but Justin is also a great football player,” Raiders FB Marcel Reece said.He has great instincts.
Here are all nine Chiefs on the top 100:
93. WR Jeremy Maclin
91. TE Travis Kelce
84. LB Tamba Hali
81. QB Alex Smith
80. LB Derrick Johnson
75. RB Jamaal Charles
65. Marcus Peters
55. Eric Berry
26. Justin Houston