"7. Houston Secondary
Just because the Cougars are the Group of Five team to beat this season does not mean that the program is without holes.
Arguably the biggest concern for Tom Herman this offseason has been a defensive backfield that won’t be the same without all-league safeties Trevon Stewart and Adrian McDonald, and cornerback William Jackson, a first-round draft choice of the Cincinnati Bengals. The new-look unit will be constructed around versatile veteran Brandon Wilson. Joining him on the last line of defense will be a spate of crucial first-time starters, including corners Howard Wilson, Jeremy Winchester and J.J. Dallas and safeties Khalil Williams and Garrett Davis. While Houston can win shootouts, it doesn’t necessarily want to be dragged into shootouts every Saturday."