3 Houston Texans who could make their first Pro Bowl in 2020
3. Tytus Howard
For the first half of 2019, Tytus Howard played well enough to deserve serious consideration for getting named to the Pro Bowl last year.
Houston’s first-round draft pick out of Alabama State, Howard opened up the season starting at left guard but was quickly shuffled over to right tackle when it became obvious he could handle the extra pressure and responsibility.
Bookending the offensive line opposite Tunsil, Howard played more like a seasoned veteran than a 23-year-old kid fresh out of an FCS school.
Unfortunately, he struggled with injuries and staying healthy during his rookie year. A partially torn MCL cost him a couple games before he was finally sent to injured reserve at the end of November.
What could have been though?
Howard will open training camp, the preseason, and presumably Week 1 of the regular season inked in at right tackle. If he can build off what was an extremely promising rookie year cut short by injuries, he has a real shot at earning his first Pro Bowl berth in only his second NFL season.