Re: 2013 Redszone NFL Mock Draft Thread
With the 27th overall selection, the Houston Texans select:
TYLER EIFERT, TIGHT END, NOTRE DAME
It’s time for the Texans to begin thinking about the long-term future of their passing attack because Matt Schaub, Andre Johnson and Owen Daniels are all on the wrong side of thirty. The situation at tight end might be most dire because Daniels has always struggled to stay healthy and James Casey bolted as a free agent. Tyler Eifert of Notre Dame is a matchup nightmare with a large frame, excellent athleticism, enough speed to get down the seam, reliable hands and outstanding body control and ball skills. The addition of Eifert would help ensure the continued success of Houston’s already potent passing attack, especially in the red zone.
QB Matt Barkley, TE Zach Ertz and WR Justin Hunter were also under serious consideration.