Kendall Lamm, OT
Admittedly, I was not high on Kendall Lamm coming into this offseason. He spent 2017 on and off the roster before injuries finally forced the Houston Texans to keep him on. That isn’t a good sign if you had to fight for playing time on last year’s o-line.
Lamm was one of those guys that seemed lucky to be able to fight for a roster spot this year. He came in behind the eight ball after the team drafted Martinas Rankin and brought in Seantrel Henderson. But, that didn’t him from busting his butt in the offseason to get better.
Let me tell you, it’s paid off for him so far. In fact, Lamm might’ve been one of the best offensive linemen in the preseason for the Texans. Lamm has played 81 snaps on passing downs this preseason and he has only allowed one pressure.
He’s only graded out at a 63.3 according to Pro Football Focus which, is slightly above average but, in today’s NFL that’s just about as good as you can hope for in a backup. Lamm has flaws, without a doubt, but he provides solid depth at tackle and will make a very solid threesome with Rankin and Greg Mancz off the bench.