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2018 NFL Draft: Texans Select Jordan Thomas With 211th Pick

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Jordan Thomas is a Houston Texan. Discuss.

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There’s a little known fact that sometimes there are two for one sales at the 2018 NFL Draft, and the Texans just took advantage of this fact. Earlier in the draft, they took a 26 year old tight end named Jordan Akins from Central Florida. So as a result, they get another tight end named Jordan which has draftniks kind of baffled.

This time it’s Jordan Thomas from Mississippi State.

Here’s the overview of Thomas, again, from Lance Zierlein:

Overview

From a football standpoint, there isn’t enough there to warrant a draft pick, but Thomas has rare size, speed and athletic traits and that might be enough to hear his name called on Day 3 of the draft. Thomas played outside for the Bulldogs this year, but those days are over. He’ll need simpler routes as a tight end and has to be coached up on how best to utilize his frame to wall off defenders. A team could add Thomas with the idea of converting him to defensive end if it doesn’t work out at tight end.

The rest of his draft outlook can be found here on NFL.com.

The Texans pick again in just a few minutes, please stand by for that pick too.

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