For the Houston Texans offensive tackle isn’t just a team need, rather, it is a priority.
Luckily, the Houston Texans can fix the NFL worst line of 2018 in terms of sacks allowed (62) with solid draft capital as the Texans have three picks in the first two rounds, plus cap space at $78 million.
The Texans offensive tackle depth chart going into the offseason is a bit shallow, to say the least. The biggest liability on the offensive line, Julie’n Davenport (15 sacks allowed) is the current starting left tackle. At right tackle, the Texans have Seantrel Henderson on the roster, who could be a plus, but he’s largely an unknown that missed nearly the entire season with a broken ankle. The rest of the depth chart features unknowns in Rick Leonard and Roderick Johnson, while 2018 third round pick Martinas Rankin projects much more favorably as a guard.
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However, before getting to the players that the Texans could potentially bring in, a 2018 Texan and current free agent needs to be acknowledged and hopefully signed. That player is Kendall Lamm, who had his best year in 2018 as he allowed 6.5 sacks (.70 percent of his snaps) and did well against elite pass rushers in Von Miller, Cameron Wake and Demarcus Lawrence.
Because of his age (26), familiarity with the system, and a career year in 2018, re-signing Lamm would be a good option as a backup swing tackle for the Texans as they work to rebuild their offensive line.
Now on to the tackles, and here are five tackles the Texans could target in free agency this offseason.