Duane Brown: Best left tackle in football

Duane Brown: Best left tackle in football
April 12, 2013, 9:00 am
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With all the talk about the struggles on the right side of the Texans' offensive line, more offseason discussion should be about the amazing season Duane Brown had a left tackle.

In 2012 Brown was named AP All-Pro First Team and earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl. He's now often called the best left tackle in football. He does everything you want out of a left tackle. He never gets hurt. He never talk poorly of his quarterback or teammates. He doesn't give up sacks and is never penalized. To put that in perspective, in 76 career starts with the Texans, Brown has been called for holding just twice. Twice. Once in his rookie season in 2008 and once again this past season. 

Pro Football Focus breaks everything down much further than anyone should. But that's why we love them. According to PFF Brown finished 2012 with a Pass Blocking Efficiency of 97.4 percent which was third-best in the NFL. The scary part is that Brown was equally as good in run blocking last season.

The best part of Brown is that the Texans locked him up for four more years before this past season started.