Houston Texans Draft Grade: Brevin Jordan selected in 5th round
- Miami Hurricanes tight end Brevin Jordan Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
The Houston Texans picked Miami tight end Brevin Jordan with the 147th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
With their third straight pick, the Houston Texans went on the offensive side of the ball. After the surprising Davis Mills pick at quarterback in the third round, then trading up for Nico Collins out of Michigan, the team grabbed Jordan. Whether it is considered a need or not, the pick was great value.
ESPN had the Miami product as the 104th overall player and fifth-best at his position. NFL.com projected him to be selected in the third or fourth round of the draft.
At only 20 years old, the Houston Texans are getting a player who has not yet reached his prime and has tons of room to grow.
Despite the fact that the Houston Texans have already added tight ends this offseason, Jordan provides a potential long-term answer. He looks to be the dynamic pass catcher that the team has been looking for. Whoever the quarterback is this season, don’t be surprised to see the former Hurricane occupying the middle of the field.
Fans were clamoring for help on the defensive side of the ball, especially since the Texans had gone all offense to this point in the draft. That said, the Texans needs to add talent where it can.
Regardless of the position, the goal is finding the best players to build toward the future.
Had it not been for some injury concerns, the number one tight end in the 2018 recruiting class was seen by some as a potential first round talent. This is a great spot to take a chance on a player who has the upside that Jordan does.
There are some notable tight ends that have come out of the University of Miami, names like Jimmy Graham, Jeremy Shockey and Greg Olsen. Jordan himself was one of three finalists for the 2020 Mackey Award, the trophy that goes to the best tight end in college football.
While not as high-profile coming into the draft as past players at the position, ability does not seem to be lacking.
For where the Houston Texans were able to grab Jordan, so late in the draft, I would give this pick a B+. He could end up being the best pick of their 2021 draft.
Draft Grade: B+