AAF: 5 standouts the Houston Texans should watch now
By Avery Duncan
Andrew Tiller, OG, Orlando Apollo
You have to give credit to the big men up front for helping Steve Spurrier’s Orlando Apollo’s to starting off 3-0. Although Andrew Tiller is 29-years-old, he’s appeared to have added some growth to his game after jumping from NFL practice squad to NFL practice squad throughout his career.
Against the Memphis Express in Week 3, the 6-4, 323-pound Tiller ranked as Pro Football Focus‘ top ranked left guard with a 77.4 grade. More impressively, Tiller had an 88.4 pass protection grade against a highly ranked defensive line which was the highest rank for any guard through the AAF season after three weeks.
The reason the Texans should be interested in Apollo is for the reason that they need to try anything to make their offensive line improved from last season and if that means giving a 29-year-old player from the AAF chance then why not?
Tiller is an older product in the AAF, which might scare away some teams. His poor mobility might do that as well, but for the Texans, adding talent on the offensive line should be a priority. Giving a shot to a guard that has done well in minor league football might be a low risk option.