The Houston Texans will have at least one player on the 2021 edition of the NFL Top 100 players as voted on by the players of the NFL. Coming in at 75th overall was Texans offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil.
This will be Tunsil’s third season with the Houston Texans and his sixth overall in the NFL, as he was originally drafted in the first round by the Miami Dolphins back in 2016. The placement of Tunsil seems a bit far back, but at least he’s representing the Texans on the Top 100 list.
Tunsil was involved in 817 offensive snaps in ’20, allowing just two sacks, and he was penalized six times. Since joining the Texans after a blockbuster trade that involved a king’s ransom going to the Dolphins, Tunsil has been as advertised, as he’s by far the best offensive lineman on the Texans and one of the very best tackles in the entire NFL.
There is no question that Tunsil is deserving to be on the NFL Top 100 list, but maybe he should have a better spot on this list as he’s better than the 75th player in the NFL, but maybe this viewpoint is a bit biased, too.
As for how Pro Football Focus graded Tunsil’s ’20 season, he came in with an overall grade of 75.4, as his run blocking ability came in worse compared to his ability to pass block, which as a left tackle and protecting the blindside of whoever the Houston Texans quarterback will be in ’21 is the most important thing.
Houston Texans: Tunsil battling positive COVID-19 test this preseason
In ’20, Tunsil had an excellent season. Well, in fact, he’s had excellent seasons for basically his entire career, and speaking of last season, the left tackle was a Pro Bowl selection, as that is a high accomplishment.
As for how things are going for Tunsil this preseason, he missed the first preseason game against the Green Bay Packers and is scheduled to miss this weekend’s game vs. the Dallas Cowboys with a positive COVID-19 test.
This isn’t great news as Tunsil will be needed in the preseason game with the second preseason game being very important as it is most likely the dress rehearsal game for NFL teams, as the season isn’t too far away and there are only three preseason games in ’21.
Though he’s missing the game, Tunsil is a true pro and should be ready and prepared for the regular season depending on his individual situation with the positive COVID-19 test.
Either way, congrats are in order for Houston Texans left tackle Laremy Tunsil for his NFL Top 100 Players listing, and if things go as planned, he will not only be ready for Week 1, but hopefully he has his best season yet.