Would Forrest Lamp be a good fit for the Houston Texans?
Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reported that Western Kentucky offensive lineman Forrest Lamp visited with the Texans on Wednesday.
Lamp is a talented player that played left tackle at Western Kentucky but is regarded as either a center or guard at the next level.
Lamp is being compared to Dallas Cowboys offenisve lineman Zach Martin by Lance Zierlein of NFL.com.
Here’s what Lamp’s NFL.com draft profile says about him:
"SOURCES TELL US“He’s the real deal. If he can snap, you could get away with playing him all up and down the line. Great feet, strong, smart.” — AFC executiveNFL COMPARISON Zach MartinBOTTOM LINEFour-year starter at left tackle whose lack of length will likely force him inside on the next level. He has the athleticism to handle athletic interior rushers while being able to fit into diverse rushing attacks that ask more from the guards and centers. His ability to potentially line up at tackle, guard or center will only increase his value. Lamp’s 2016 performance against Alabama’s talented edge players was a resume-builder that shined a spotlight on his potential as a pro."
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Given the fact that Lamp seems to be more suited as a guard or center, I’m not sure he would be a great option for the Texans who need a right tackle more than any other position aside from a quarterback of course.
Lamp wouldn’t be a bad pick for Houston if they could grab him in the fourth round or later, but right now he could go as high as the first round and likely won’t fall out of the second round.