Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 8/16/12
After years of being an average left tackle, 2008 1st round pick Duane Brown finally showed why the Texans used that 1st round pick on him last year, making all 18 of the Texans’ starts en route to an eventual loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Divisional round. Brown, impressively, was the only offensive tackle in the league to make more than 6 starts and not allow a single sack and Brown did it in 18 starts. Sacks don’t tell the whole story, but Brown also only allowed 4 quarterback hits and 23 quarterback pressures in 18 games and ranked 8th at his position in pass blocking efficiency and 3rd at his position overall on ProFootballFocus. And it’s not like he was protecting quarterbacks who had a knack for getting the ball out quick and avoiding sacks. He started the season protecting one of those, Matt Schaub, but Schaub got hurt and Texans’ quarterbacks overall took a sack on 33 of their 167 pressured snaps, good for a very middle of the pack 19.8%. There’s no doubt that Bro...
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