1. Senio Kelemete, Left Guard
Somebody will have to go from the offensive line, and the odd man out this year could be Senio Kelemete, who was a free agent signing last March by the Houston Texans. The 2018 season for Kelemete saw him have very little competition last season in terms of battling for his job during the season.
Now, the Texans have versatile players on the offensive line who can play at tackle and/or guard, but for Kelemete, he’s coming off a season where he played in 15 games, a total of 965 snaps, for an offensive line that was one of the worst in the entire NFL as quarterback Deshaun Watson was sacked 62 times in the regular season.
Pro Football Focus didn’t see much from Kelemete either in ’18 with his season grade being 56.0 with a run block grade of 47.1, which isn’t that great for a guard.
Kelemete was the 56th-ranked guard in the league last season, and with a closer look at his stats from PFF, he allowed three of those aforementioned sacks, along with three QB hits, 21 QB hurries and 27 QB pressures.
Even John McClain of the Houston Chronicle has the Texans keeping just two guards in Martinas Rankin and Zach Fulton, but both of them also have something to prove as guards this season. It will be an intense battle for players on the offensive line this upcoming season.
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