Houston Texans: Matt Paradis, center
After the Texans allowed a league-high 62 sacks, finding better protection for franchise quarterback Deshaun Watson is nothing short of a burning priority. Less-disastrous tackle play is a must, but issues extend to the interior line, where Nick Martin ranked as the AFC South’s worst center, per PFF. Paradis was off to a strong start in Denver last season before a broken leg killed his campaign. He’s expected to be all systems go for camp and would help this line become something more than a full-blown disaster.
With all the attention put on Houston’s disastrous offensive tackle play last season, people have seemed to forget that the interior line play wasn’t much better.
This begs the question: Is Nick Martin really that bad, or is he being dragged down by the other members of the line?
If so, would Martin make a better guard? Does it make more sense to kick him to second string, cut him loose entirely, or surround him with better talent at the guard and tackle positions and hope that elevates his play.
What do you think?