3. Houston Texans
LT: Laremy Tunsil
LG: Max Scharping
C: Nick Martin
RG: Zach Fulton
RT: Tytus Howard
Trading for a star left tackle will do wonders for a line.
Before adding Tunsil, the Texans had one of the worst LT situations in the league. Now that problem is fixed, but the rest of the line still needs work.
Zach Fulton was awful in pass protection last year, contributing to the Texans’ lowly, 27th- ranked pass-blocking unit in 2019. No doubt a barometer to gauge the Texans’ success in 2020 will be how often Deshaun Watson is on his back.
It will be interesting to see how former first-rounder Tytus Howard handles being the full-time starter at RT in 2020. In limited sample size as a rookie, he struggled mightily, before gradually getting better as the season wore on.
The left side of this line is much better than the right side, but that’s expected when you have Laremy Tunsil on your team. I give the Texans the edge over the Jaguars, due solely to the presence of Laremy Tunsil. If Tytus Howard lives up to his draft stock, this line could be sneakily efficient.