Today, Cover32 listed released list of the Top 10 tight ends available in this year’s NFL Draft, and the Houston Texans should strongly consider going after one of the guys on this list after the first round.
Last season, Garrett Graham and Owen Daniels combined for 73 receptions and 797 yards and eight touchdowns. They weren’t bad as tight ends, but the Texans could certainly use an upgrade, and many tight ends could single-handedly put up better stats than all of the Texans tight ends did last season.
Jace Amaro out of Texas Tech is widely expected to be one of the first tight ends selected. Often used as a slot receiver, Amaro is fast and his hands are reliable when it comes to catching the ball. He’s very physical and is solid at blocking in the running game. Amaro would be an excellent selection for the Texans, who widely lack a reliable guy in the slot and need someone who can play alongside Andre Johnson.
Eric Ebron is also another candidate to be the first tight end taken. The man out of North Carolina ran a 4.6 at the 40-yard dash during the NFL Scouting Combine. He’s very fast at his position, and work the middle of the field and is excellent at blocking in the running game. Like Amaro, he’s capable of lining up as a slot receiver. There are concerns about his hands and route-running, but there is little reason to believe he won’t be taken by the end of the second round.
Texans fans, do Jace Amaro or Eric Ebron make sense as potential tight ends, or should the Texans give Garret Graham another chance, or even pursue different options in the draft or free agency?