It’s no secret that the Houston Texans need help along their offensive line. Deshaun Watson was sacked an NFL high 62 times which is also could for a top five high all-time in the NFL. Watson is supposed to be the team’s franchise quarterback and if he is going to remain that way, he needs to be way better protected than he has been in his first two seasons.
In 2018, the Texans week one offensive saw them have four out of five new starts. The only holdover from 2017, which was also a terrible line, was the center, Nick Martin. Martin is a very good pass blocker who is very consistent with his snaps but, he has been atrocious in the run game.
Enter Erik McCoy from Texas A&M. McCoy was a three-year starter at A&M and was a key leader along the offensive line and on the offense in general. He was not highly recruited out of high school in Lufkin, TX but he worked his butt off at A&M and it showed.
The Houston Texans believe Seantrel Henderson will be able to be their right tackle moving forward once he is fully healthy and returned from injury. So, after filling the left tackle spot in round one, the Texans can work on their interior with McCoy in round two.
He is one of the few guys that really impressed at the Combine this past weekend. He showed to be way more athletic than expected and technically sound in drills. The Texans could try to move Martin to guard or they could let McCoy operate at guard even though he played it sparingly at A&M where he was mostly a center.