Top 5 free agents the Houston Texans could sign at offensive tackle in 2019
4. Ja’Wuan James, RT, Miami Dolphins
Like Daryl Williams, right tackle Ja’Wuan James has some injury concerns. Unlike, Williams, James has been consistently solid over the years as his lowest pass-blocking grade, per Pro Football Focus, in four years sits at a solid 67.3. While his 2018 overall grade was the 34th best in the NFL among all offensive tackle with a grade of 70.8.
If James can stay healthy (only two full seasons out of five), he has the potential to be one of the best right tackles in the NFL. Not only does he have good size (6-6, 312 pounds), his game has developed since being a first round pick by the Miami Dolphins, while he also has more time to grow due to being only 26-years old.
James might be the highest paid tackle in this year’s crop because of his consistency. However, the Dolphins commitment to opening up cap room and their need for the position makes it harder for him to be a free agent as they can choose to franchise tag him. If the Dolphins decide to let him test free agency, the Texans would be silly not to pursue him.