The Texans started the final day of the 2021 NFL Draft by taking Miami (FL) tight end Brevin Jordan in the fifth round at 147th overall.
The 6-foot-3 inch, 245-pounder caught 105 passes for 1,358 yards and 13 touchdowns in 30 career games with the Hurricanes. He started for three years in Coral Gables.
"I think it helped me a lot," Jordan said. "I came in as a true freshman, a deer-in-the-headlights freshman, and I earned my spot. I had to come in and compete. I had to come in earn my spot. But I think that's going to help me coming into the NFL with the Texans. I'm going to have to compete and I'm going to have to earn the trust of my teammates."
In 2020, Jordan caught a touchdown in each of the season's first three games, and then found the end zone in each of the final three games as well, with a pair of touchdown catches in a Cheez-It Bowl loss to Oklahoma State. He was a first-team All-ACC selection in 2019, and a second-team All-ACC pick in 2018 and 2020. Jordan's father, Darrell, was a ninth-round pick at linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons in 1990.
"Played since his freshman year at Miami," General manager Nick Caserio said. H"e started a number of games, productive player in the passing game. Decent with the ball in his hands, runs hard, has some straight-line speed. Again, had pretty good production as a pass catcher."
Hearing from the Texans on Saturday afternoon was a relief for Jordan.
"Man, it was such a crazy feeling," Jordan said. "To finally get the call, it was beautiful. I got the call and I was just hyped up."
With the drafting of Jordan, there are now seven tight ends on the Texans' roster.
Houston dealt its fourth-rounder (109th overall) to Carolina on Friday night as part of the trade for the 89th overall pick, which was used to select Michigan receiver Nico Collins.
The Texans have a trio of sixth-rounders, the first of which is the 158th overall pick.
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