Top 5 Houston Texans Of All Time: Offense

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Nov 24, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans tackle Duane Brown (76) warms up before a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Duane Brown – Tackle – 2008-Present

Duane Brown has been the centerpiece of Houston’s offensive line for many years, even if he actually plays out on the edge. As the 26th overall pick in 2008, Brown has certainly lived up to his high draft position.

He’s started 106 games in his 7 year career, missing a total of only six games in the entire time he’s been in the league. His durability, versatility, and reliability have been crucial to any offensive success Houston has had in recent years.

He helped protect Matt Schaub during his league-leading passing season, and just as easily powered running back Arian Foster to his league-leading rushing season. Brown was also selected for back-to-back-to-back Pro-Bowls from 2012-2014 and was First-Team All Pro in 2012, and second team in 2011.

His contribution to the team is harder to quantify than that of many of the offensive players around him, but nobody can deny it. Brown’s contract will keep him around until 2018, and he looks to be a key leader and dominant force on the Texans line until then.

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