Jordan Thomas still remembers the feeling of leaping into the crowd at NRG Stadium after scoring his first two NFL touchdowns in Week 8 against Miami.
That will always be his favorite moment as a rookie.
Now entering his second season as tight end, Thomas looks comfortable in his role, making eye-popping catches and leaping grabs during OTAs.
“It feels great to be in Houston,” Thomas said via Texans Radio. “I didn’t know what I was getting myself into last year so now I’ve got a year under my belt so I’m getting more active so it feels great to be here.”
Thomas switched from wide receiver to tight end last year after being drafted in the sixth round (211th overall) by the Texans. While he played mostly receiver at Mississippi State, he did play tight end during his time at East Central Community College. Thomas, who finished with 20 receptions for 215 yards and four touchdowns, has had a strong offseason so far.
“I definitely think he’s made progression,” head coach Bill O’Brien said. “He’s worked very hard. Anytime you play as a rookie that can be good and bad. I mean, you go through some tough times and it’s a lot different than playing at Mississippi State. He did some good things for us last year and he’s come back here in the offseason program and he’s had a decent spring. He’s got a long way to go to be where he wants to be and where we need him to be, but he’s definitely made a lot of progress.”