Houston Texans: Predicting the final 53 man roster

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Houston Texans OL Julién Davenport
HOUSTON, TX – NOVEMBER 05: Julién Davenport #70 of the Houston Texans (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /

LT: Julién Davenport

Davenport is huge and athletic. He has the exact profile of everything a team wants at left tackle. He is 6’7″ and weighs about 320 pounds with mobility to spare. It’ll be on the Houston Texans to continue to develop him but, he has the makings of a cornerstone at LT.

LG: Senio Kelemete

Kelemete might be the strongest guy on the team. He is just pure beef up front and should be a good pairing with Davenport on the left side. The team likes his toughness and ability to pull. He is a nice chess piece up front.

C: Nick Martin

Martin will be the lone holdover from the 2017 line. He isn’t a bonafide stud by himself but, when surrounded by other capable players, his game elevates. Look for him to start living up to his potential this year.

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RG: Zach Fulton

Fulton’s leadership is going to be a major key on this offensive line. With Duane Brown holding out and then getting traded, the Houston Texans severely lacked this type of presence. Fulton will be better than the other Chiefs linemen the Texans tried out.

RT: Seantrel Henderson

Continuing the trend, Henderson is a hulking tackle who had a promising start to his career in Buffalo but had fallen out of favor in recent years. Henderson has performed well so far including matching up well with JJ in practices.

Reserves: Martinas Rankin, Kyle Fuller, Greg Mancz

Rankin was activated from the PUP earlier this week after being out since rookie minicamp way back in May. The Texans will do everything to get him back up to speed as soon as possible. He may push Davenport for the LT job but, I see him more as an interior guy with the potential to make a spot start outside.

Fuller and Mancz also provide excellent depth and versatility for this team. Fuller can play all five positions along the offensive line and has looked good in the preseason. Mancz can play center and both guard spots as well.