Houston Texans News: 5 position battles to watch post NFL Draft

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Zach Fulton #73 of the Houston Texans (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images) /

1. Texans News: Right guard will have big impact in 2020

Maybe the most important position battle might not be the biggest Texans news this offseason, as that is at right guard of the offensive line. There is no doubt the offensive line is lightyears ahead from where it was in 2018, but there is still work to be done, so let’s look at right guard.

There are four players currently on the roster who are vying for that starter’s role, and they are Zach Fulton, Senio Kelemete, third-round pick Charlie Heck, and undrafted rookie Elex Woodworth.

Of those four, it is unlikely either rookie will be the starter at the start of the season, but both will still be battling to stay ahead of each other on the depth chart or on the roster. That leaves us currently with the Texans having Fulton vs. Kelemete for the starting right guard spot.

How confident are you as Texans fans with one of those two players continuing to protect Deshaun Watson? Their position battle should be intense, tough and the best player will earn the job, but what if the Texans look elsewhere?

Remember, this week the New Orleans Saints released Larry Warford, who just might put the Texans offensive line over the top, but as of this writing he’s not been signed by the team. As for Fulton, he only allowed one sack last season and played in 955 snaps. Kelemete played just 65 snaps this past season, allowing one sack.

The battle for the right guard starting role, and for the roster spots at guard, will be something to take note of heavily this offseason and into the season, but as of now it seems Fulton has the advantage.

Next. Houston Texans News: No confidence from oddsmakers. dark

Maybe the Texans aren’t finished as to who they even have on their roster for position battles. One thing we all know, none of the position battles will be easy, and the Texans will be better off for that in 2020.