Houston Texans: Predicting Texans starting offense for 2022 Week 1

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Houston Texans are slowly building a sturdier offensive line

It was incredibly refreshing to see Houston get an interior offensive lineman in Kenyon Green in the first round. Green is one of the best pullers in the draft who can get to the second level. That ability also allows him to seal off defenders, giving the running back a clear lane to run through.

So when we line up the starting five, here is what it will look like:

Left Tackle: Laremy Tunsil
Left Guard: Kenyon Green
Center: Justin Britt
Right Guard: A.J. Cann
Right Tackle: Tytus Howard

The locks here are Tunsil, Britt, and Cann. Both are the best at their positions on Houston’s roster and can be reliable when taking the field on Sundays.

Green starts Week 1 because A) he’s a first-round pick, and B) he is more mobile than Justin McCray. Meanwhile, right tackle is another spot that could see rookie Austin Deculus take the starting spot from Howard.

Howard was moved around last year and struggled quite a bit at both positions. So it wouldn’t surprise me to see Deculus get thrown into the starting lineup if that happens. Another alternative is switching former Bengals first-round pick Cedric Ogbuehi to the right side as well.