The Houston Texans have a need at tight end and are reportedly intrigued by Cal prospect Stephen Anderson
With just two tight ends on the roster currently, it would make sense that the Houston Texans would be interested in drafting a player at the position. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, one such player they reportedly have some interest in is Cal tight end Stephen Anderson.
At 6-foot-2 and 230 pounds, the former Golden Bear may be somewhat of a “tweener” who can be used either as an oversized possession receiver or an undersized tight end.
A former walk-on at Cal, Anderson ended up earning himself a scholarship based on his play and finished his career with 101 receptions for 1,260 yards and seven scores. He progressed a lot throughout his career as 87 of those receptions and all seven touchdowns came in his junior and senior years.
Anderson impressed scouts at his pro day with his athleticism which included him hitting 38-inches on his vertical leap and running a 4.58 and 4.62 second 40-yard dash.
Currently the only tight ends on the Texans roster are C.J. Fiedorowicz and Ryan Griffin. Together they caught just 37 receptions for 418 yards and two touchdowns. While Griffin came on stronger near the end of the season, the team could stand to use an upgrade at the position.