3. Mike Brisiel, G, 2007
When the Houston Texans signed Brisiel out of Colorado State, I bet they weren’t expecting to get a multi-year starter. Simply, just a big body to push around some guys in camp. But, they got the former rather than the latter.
Brisiel was a part of an offensive line that pioneered some great offenses in Texans history. Including a season that saw Matt Schaub lead the league in passing and Andre Johnson lead the league in receiving. In another, he paved the way for Arian Foster to lead the league in rushing.
All in all, Brisiel started a possible 47 of 50 games for the Texans. He spent the last two years of his career in Oakland starting 30 more games for them.