The Texans' blockbuster trade for left offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil from the Miami Dolphins was intended to shore up arguably the weakest and second-most important position on the roster.
A former first-round draft pick with outstanding size, mobility, technique and natural blocking skills, Tunsil is tasked with protecting the blindside of star quarterback Deshaun Watson. Tunsil allowed only two sacks last season. Watson was sacked a league-high 62 times last year.
As the Texans unveil their overhauled offensive line and Tunsil makes his debut Monday night against the New Orleans Saints, Sean Payton, the Saints' veteran coach, is impressed with the acquisition.