Brevin Jordan has quickly emerged as a red zone target, scoring three touchdowns in his first six NFL games.
The rookie tight end, who "almost threw up" after his first touchdown in his debut against the Los Angeles Rams on Oct. 31, has since settled down with his nerves after scoring three weeks later against the New York Jets.
"That second one, I caught that second one, and it was like I don't know, I'm used to this now," Jordan said. "It felt good."
A fifth-round (147th overall) draft pick, Jordan was a healthy scratch for the first seven games of the season. Once activated in Week 8, Jordan has played in every game since.
On Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks, Jordan caught four passes for 26 yards and a score. QB Davis Mills found a wide-open Jordan in the corner of the end zone for a five-yard touchdown on the opening drive.
"It was a play-action play," Jordan said. "I had a crossing route, and they didn't cover me. The whole time I was pretty much open and then Davis (Mills) found me late, and we scored. That's it."
Jordan credits the coaches for putting him in a position to score as well as his teammates. The 22-year-old Miami product knows he has the physical ability to be successful in the NFL, but it has taken him some time to adjust to the speed of the game.
"I think it's just me getting more comfortable," Jordan said. "Getting more reps and just going out there and playing football. The first game, the speed of it, everything felt so fast. Now I am in my sixth game, I think, and everything is just slowing down. Being able to read coverages, see what the defensive line is going to do, so definitely being more comfortable."
Jordan has caught 15 passes for 113 yards receiving and three touchdowns. Jordan and the Texans will next travel to Jacksonville to face the Jaguars in Week 15.
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