Texans patch defensive line, add offensive weapons in 7-round mock draft
By Cory Kinnan
Round 7, Pick 196: Tony Poljan, TE, Virginia
This seems to be the way of the future for big-bodied former quarterbacks. Former Virginia Tech and Arizona Cardinals quarterback Logan Thomas did it, and now former XFL quarterback Tyree Jackson is attempting to make the switch as well. Former Central Michigan quarterback Tony Poljan made the switch to tight end a year ago, transferring to the University of Virginia as well.
Listed at 6-foot-7 and 265 pounds, Poljan did not have much success at the quarterback position, but in just two years at tight end, he racked up over 70 catches and nearly 1,000 yards receiving between the Chippewas and the Cavaliers. This past season, Poljan tallied 411 yards and six touchdowns on 38 catches in Charlottesville.
As Darren Fells is aging and a likely casualty of the cap this upcoming season, the Texans will look to add another talented tight end to the roster to pair with Jordan Akins. While he is still new and raw for the position, Poljan has a ton of potential and can become an asset in the pass game with time.
With just the cost of a seventh round pick, the Texans take this low-risk chance on Poljan here in hopes of giving their passing attack a huge boost. Poljan has the potential to be a big-time target for whomever the quarterback in Houston will be next season.