The Texans drafted Mississippi State tight end Jordan Thomas with a sixth-round selection (211th overall), their second of three sixth-rounders.
Thomas is the second tight end selected by Houston, joining third-round pick Jordan Akins from the University of Central Florida. After two seasons at a junior college, Thomas (6-6, 265) played two seasons at Mississippi State (2016-17).
“Thomas may have been the biggest receiver type in SEC history, but he’ll transition to tight end for the Texans,” John Harris said. “He’s a unique pass-catching option at his size and if he can block effectively at that position, he could be a steal.”
Thomas played in 25 games with five starts, catching 31 passes for 311 yards and four touchdowns. Following the 2017 season, Thomas was also selected to play in the 2018 East-West Shrine Game.