5 Positional Battles to Watch During Houston Texans’ OTAs

5 Positional Battles to Watch During Houston Texans' OTAs

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Things are changing for the Houston Texans. With a new head coach, and a roster that is vastly different, there are sure to be a good number of position battles for the Texans this offseason. That said, here are the five positional battles to keep an eye on at the Houston Texans' OTAs.

5. PK: Randy Bullock vs. Chris Boswell

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5. PK: Randy Bullock vs. Chris Boswell

5. Randy Bullock vs. Chris Boswell
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Although the battle to become the Texans' place kicker isn't all that exciting, it's a battle nonetheless. Chris Boswell is the favorite in this battle, as Bullock hasn't proven to have NFL-caliber accuracy.

4. FB: Brad Smelley vs. Jay Prosch

FB: Brad Smelley vs. Jay Prosch
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4. FB: Brad Smelley vs. Jay Prosch

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Another fairly unexciting battle, Brad Smelley and Jay Prosch will battle it out for the title of the Houston Texans' starting fullback. Prosch is the favorite to win the battle, as his toughness and intangibles make him a desirable starter.

3. LG: Ben Jones vs. Xavier Su’a-Filo

LG: Ben Jones vs. Xavier Su’a-Filo
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3. LG: Ben Jones vs. Xavier Su’a-Filo

Ben Jones vs. Xavier Su'a-Filo
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Ben Jones is a solid-enough NFL starter, but the Texans didn't draft Xavier Su'a-FIlo for him to ride the bench. Su'a-Filo is going to give Jones a run for his money, but will he come out on top?

2. TE: Garrett Graham vs. C.J. Fiedorwicz

TE: Garrett Graham vs. C.J. Fiedorwicz
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2. TE: Garrett Graham vs. C.J. Fiedorowicz

TE: Garrett Graham vs. C.J. Fiedorwicz
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The battle to become the Texans' starting tight end comes down to two players who are very different in their styles of play. Garrett Graham is more of a receiver, while C.J. Fiedorowicz is more of a blocker. Look for Graham to win this battle.

1. QB: Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. Tom Savage

QB: Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. Tom Savage
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1. QB: Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. Tom Savage

Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. Tom Savage
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Going into OTAs, it was thought Tom Savage had no shot at the Texans' starting QB job. However, with his performance so far, Savage has put himself equal with Ryan Fitzpatrick in the chase to start for the Texans. That said, due to his experience, I expect Fitzpatrick to come out triumphant.


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