ESPN.com ran an interesting prompt earlier this week. They asked their horde of robotic beat reporters what is the biggest post draft question for each team. Sarah Barshop had the following to say in response:
Are two rookies going to be enough to vastly improve the offensive line? The Texans drafted two versatile tackles in Tytus Howard (No. 23) and Max Scharping (No. 55), but only time will tell whether those additions will help sufficiently protect Deshaun Watson. The third-year quarterback was sacked an NFL-high 62 times last season.
This is a very good answer, and probably the right one. I would go with something similar, but change it up a little bit. What the hell is the Texans starting offensive line going to look like in 2019? I have no idea. You could throw any combination for week one 2019 and I would believe it. Nothing is too absurd.
Houston has Seantrel Henderson, Matt Kalil, and Julien Davenport at offensive tackle. They added Max Scharping and Tytus Howard, collegiate left offensive tackles, who claim they can play right as well, Howard says he can play guard, Scharping has been projected to play guard in some circles of thought. Martinas Rankin played left tackle in college, and should have been given a short to play right tackle in the pros, but he probably won’t, and will probably move to guard. Senio Kelemete started at left guard last season. Zach Fulton at right. Nick Martin at center. Rankin supposedly can snap the ball. Martin can’t run block. Greg Mancz can play both center and guard. The whole thing is a mess.
At least there will be something interesting to watch in training camp and preseason this year.