Texans pick C.J. Fiedorowicz in 3rd

May, 9, 2014
videoHOUSTON -- The pick: C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE, Iowa.

My Take: I'm like a broken record over here. The Texans still need a quarterback. Jimmy Garappolo, who went a few picks earlier to the New England Patriots, was in the conversation for that third-round pick. Instead they took a tight end, giving them five tight ends on the roster. Fiedorowicz joins Garrett Graham, Ryan Griffin, Zach Potter and Phillip Supernaw.

Blocking skills: When Fiedorowicz worked out for Texans coach Bill O'Brien, he said he did a lot of drills aimed at determining his hand-eye coordination and catching ability. Fiedorowicz was mostly a blocking tight end in college -- a skill the Texans need. But O'Brien needs a tight end who can do more than one thing.

What's next: Unless they trade up, the Texans don't pick again until the 101st overall pick. That will happen Saturday. They still have needs on the defensive line, and at cornerback.

And quarterback.

Tania Ganguli

ESPN Houston Texans reporter



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