To say the Texans' situation at right tackle is bleak would be an understatement.
Derek Newton started at the position for the entirety of last season, and let's just say his performance was very underwhelming. Actually, let's go further: he was downright terrible. He couldn't block pass-rushers, dooming passing plays before they even got started, and he unable to open up holes for Arian Foster.
And right now, the Texans would be ecstatic to have Newton healthy enough to start the 2013 season. During the offseason, Newton underwent major knee surgery, and he is still not yet fully recovered. He should be able to return for training camp, but there is no telling whether or not he'll be fully healthy and ready to compete at a high level.
And the Texans prospects at right tackle become even more concerning after Newton. Ryan Harris is currently the Texans' second-best right tackle, and he split playing time with Newton last season in an inefficient rotation that prevented the Texans' offensive line from ever truly developing a rhythm with each other.
The right tackle rotation must be avoided. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like a single player will rise up to claim the starting job outright. Rookie Brennan Williams is just too inexperienced, Harris is not good enough and Newton's health and consistency are major concerns.