Williams should have big impact on defense

Even if he doesn't put up gaudy sack totals as a rookie, No. 1 overall pick Mario Williams will have a big impact on the Texans' defense, writes Michael Smith.

Originally Published: August 4, 2006
By Michael Smith | ESPN.com
HOUSTON  Here are five observations from the Texans' July 31 and Aug. 1 practices:

Michael Smith

NFL Senior Writer
Michael Smith joined ESPN in July 2004 as a National Football League senior writer for ESPN.com, covering league news and major events such as the NFL Draft, NFL Playoffs and the Super Bowl, and continues to write breaking news stories. He is also a correspondent for E:60, ESPN's first multi-themed prime-time newsmagazine program, which debuted October 2007.