Houston Texans: Preseason depth chart projection
By Randy Gurzi
Tight End: Ryan Griffin, C.J. Fiedorowicz
Stop me if you’ve heard this one, the Houston Texans aren’t very good at tight end. This seems to be an ongoing issue in the Bill O’Brien era for the Texans, but they just don’t get production from this position.
Maybe coach BOB just doesn’t utilize his tight ends in the passing game and prefers them to be blockers. Maybe they just aren’t very good.
Whatever it is, the uninspiring duo of Ryan Griffin and C.J. Fiedorowicz combines for just 37 receptions and 3 touchdowns last season. In defense of Griffin, he did miss seven games, and still led the Houston tight ends with 20 receptions for 251 yards and two scores.
The sixth round pick in 2013 seems to have developed into a decent pass catcher and at 6-foot-6 and 254 pounds has great size for the position. He should continue to be the top tight end for the Texans, especially considering they didn’t sign a veteran or use a draft pick on one this offseason.
Fiedorowicz also boasts excellent size at 6-foot-5 and 265 pounds but has yet to prove he was worthy of the third round draft pick the Texans used on him in 2014. He is a willing blocker, but his contribution in the passing game is nothing to get excited about.