The Houston Texans selected Derek Stingley No. 3 overall in the 2022 NFL draft 

because they needed the LSU standout to lockdown at cornerback in their Tampa 2 scheme.

On the second day of training camp at Houston Methodist Training Center

The prospect of Stingley being a part of the return game isn’t that far off

While Stingley did not field punts in his abbreviated three-game season a year ago

he did have experience as a returner in the prior two seasons.

In 2020, the best case for Stingley’s promise as a returner was on display as he had a 16.2

In 2019, a more realistic body of work was available as the freshman fielded

17 punts for 163 yards — 9.6 average — through 15 games