Few midseason awards for AFC South


This shouldn’t come as a shock: The AFC South has minor representation on Scouts Inc’s midseason list of the NFL’s Top 50 players.

Houston receiver Andre Johnson, who’s missed the last five games with a hamstring injury, is 11th, still the top wide receiver. Texans running back Arian Foster is 17th.

That’s it. That’s the list. The division accounts for four percent of the league’s top players.

I was surprised that Johnson still ranked as highly as he did and ahead of Calvin Johnson.

“That wasn’t easy,” said Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. “But overall, Andre Johnson just has much more polish. He’s a better route runner. He understands the small aspects of playing the position much better than Calvin, who relies more on physical freakiness. Again, so close.”

The two guys I would think would qualify for such a list but are missing are also Texans: cornerback Johnathan Joseph and inside linebacker Brian Cushing.

The division fares better on John Clayton’s Midseason All-Pro Team, which features three Texans: center Chris Myers, right tackle Eric Winston and inside linebacker Brian Cushing.