Texans line up pre-draft visit with left tackle Avery Gennesy

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Avery Gennesy is a developmental player that could help the Houston Texans down the road.

Aside from the quarterback position, the Texans are taking a careful look at the offensive tackles in this year’s draft.

Houston must solidify the right tackle position if they’re going to get back to the playoffs in 2017.

The Texans are bringing in Texas A&M offensive tackle Avery Gennesy for a pre-draft visit, according to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times.

Gennesy started his college career a Mississippi community college before transferring to A&M in 2014. He redshirted during his first season in 2014 and then in 2015 started the entire year at left tackle.

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Here’s what Gennesy’s NFL.com draft profile says:

"Former junior college transfer who displayed the athleticism that allowed Texas A&M to keep Germain Ifedi at right tackle in 2015. Foot quickness could make him a target of teams who ask more from their tackles in the run game, but his lack of bend could create consistent issues against bull-rushers. While teams could try him at guard, he will likely stay outside at tackle and compete as a swing tackle right away."

Gennesy is currently projected to be drafted in seventh round or possibly sign with an NFL team as an undrafted free agent.

I don’t see why Gennesy couldn’t develop into an NFL starter.  It just might take a year or two.