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Texans draft TE Brevin Jordan with No. 147 pick

Miami TE Brevin Jordan goes to the Houston Texans with the No. 147 pick in the 2021 draft. Will he be a fantasy football asset to start his career?

Miami Hurricanes tight end Brevin Jordan carries the football against Duke Blue Devils safety Marquis Waters in the first half at Wallace Wade Stadium.  Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Texans added one of the top tight ends in this year’s draft class with former Miami Hurricanes Brevin Jordan with the No. 147 pick overall. Jordan did not put up the flashiest of numbers in college, but he figures to have a solid professional future and is certainly an upgrade to the position group overall.

As a three-year starter, Jordan battled a shoulder injury in 2020, forcing him to miss out on three games. In the eight games he appeared in, Jordan found himself in the end zone seven times with 38 total catches for 576 receiving yards in his final college season.

Scouting Report

Jordan put together a productive college football careers, and there is reason to think he has a shot at doing the same at the professional level. Jordan is not necessarily elite in one specific area, but he has the speed and athleticism that is good enough to get open against NFL defenses. Like most tight ends entering the pros, his blocking needs work, but that can be improved through coaching and better technique.

Fantasy football impact

Rookie

The Houston Texans finally have a potential starting tight end in Brevin Jordan. The former Miami Hurricane is one of the best tight ends in the 2021 NFL Draft class. Jordan has good speed and should be a reliable safety blanket for whomever is at quarterback for the Texans this season. Houston’s starting tight end is Jordan Adkins, but there’s no reason why Jordan can’t usurp him as TE1.

Long-term

If Jordan can improve on his blocking and stay healthy, then he could become the Texans TE1 by either the end of this upcoming season or in 2022. The 6-foot-3 tight end is an excellent route runner and can get vertical, which just adds to a Texans’ offense that needs weapons.