The Texans are collecting quite the collection of tight ends: Kahale Warring, Jodan Akins, Pharoah Brown, Ryan Izzo, Paul Quessenberry, Antony Auclair, and now Miami tight end Brevin Jordan. Houston has used their only fifth round pick, selection #147 to select him.
Texans draft Miami tight end Brevin Jordan— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) May 1, 2021
Jordan symbolizes Caserio’s mantra of compete, compete, compete, compete, by adding another player to an already stuffed positional room. Lance Zierlein had the following to say about him.
Potential Y tight end if he can improve blocking technique and grit at the point of attack. Jordan can work the field in-line or from the slot and has improved his route-running over time. His play speed is average, as is his burst to separate, so learning to own the catch space and fend off draped coverage at the top of the route might be essential for his long-term success. He’s best at creating looks for his quarterbacks on simple outs, crossers and slants. He has decent size and athleticism to add modest yardage after the catch. Many of his catches came on short throws or coverage busts, so some of the production might need to be taken with a grain of salt. He has decent pass-catching talent but needs to bolster the run blocking to become a TE2.
Dane Brugler with The Athletic likes him more than Zierlein does, and had the following to say:
A three-year starter at Miami, Jordan was a weapon at tight end in offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee’sscheme, lining up primarily in the slot. His production and impact increased each of the last three years and he was a consistent chain-mover with 52 of his 73 receptions (71.2%) the last two seasons resulting in a first down. A fluid mover for his size, Jordan quickly enters his route and doesn’t break stride at the catch point, tracking the ball and carrying his speed to be a seam-buster (63.3% of his career receiving yards came after the catch). While he gives terrific effort as a blocker, he lacks ideal size and strength in this area, which lowers his margin for error vs. NFL defenders. Overall, Jordan needs to become more detail-focused as a blocker and route-runner, but he has the athleticism and ball skills to be a three-level pass-catching threat. He projects similar to Irv Smith as a “move” tight end prospect
All in all, the Texans have another tight end to push the other tight ends.