Offensive Line | John Harris’ 2022 Position Breakdown

The Texans offensive line went through a rough period in 2021. The five starters that took the field against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the opening game of 2021 accounted for just 46 of a possible 85 starts last season. Only one of those five started 12 or more games in 2021 and that ever changing quintet never truly found a rhythm as a result. But, the offseason kick started some changes on the offensive line that hopefully will show dividends this season and beyond. Let’s take a look at the 2022 OL roster as the Texans head into the OTA phase of the offseason.

Returning players from 2021 squad, in order of snaps played in 2021.

Tytus Howard – 244 snaps at LT (22.9% of total snaps at LT), 683 snaps at LG (64.1% of total snaps at LG)
When I first started this OL position breakdown back in late January, Howard’s all encompassing Texans situation was, let’s call it, thought-provoking, for lack of a better word. There was a lot of media noise surrounding a potential trade of LT Laremy Tunsil, which would’ve had an impact on Howard’s outlook in 2022. There was plenty of discussion about Howard’s fifth year option and whether the Texans would exercise said option. Furthermore, the Texans had the number three overall pick in the 2022 Draft that had three bonafide top ten tackles on the horizon. Then, specific things happened that provided some…

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