Houston Texans Positional Breakdown: Tight End

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Nov 16, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Houston Texans tight end Garrett Graham (88) scores a touchdown past Cleveland Browns free safety Tashaun Gipson (39) during the second quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports

Garrett Graham, 6’3″, 243 pounds, 28 Years Old

After not addressing the position in the draft or free agency, it appears that Garrett Graham is the favorite to start the year as the number one tight end again.

Some Background Info;

Graham was a fourth round pick out of Wisconsin in 2010, but barely saw the field his first two seasons, playing six games in 2010 and seven in 2011. He had one catch in those two years (in 2011) for 24 yards.

Then in 2012 it looked as though Graham was beginning to become a threat as he recorded 28 catches for 263 yards and three touchdowns. He saw even more improvement in 2013 with 49 catches for 545 yards and five touchdowns.

Then 2014 came and Graham totaled 18 catches for 197 yards and one score. Sadly, that was the best statistical season of all tight ends.

What To Expect This Year;

Graham could very well remain the starter all season again, and if that is the case I would expect more of the same from 2014. He didn’t impress in his first year as the top tight end following the release of Owen Daniels, and he just may not have enough talent to be a real receiving threat consistently at the tight end spot.

The hope for most fans will be that one of the understudies steps up their game and allows Graham to slide back to the second tight end, which seems to be a place he is much more comfortable at.

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