He’s immediately noticeable on the practice field and in the locker room.
Two weeks ago, the Texans saw the third round of the NFL draft arrive and grabbed the Iowa tight end. Had they taken
Had they grabbed
But they took Fiedorowicz, a former high school basketball career scoring champion (Johnsburg, Ill) who caught 91 balls at Iowa. The Hawkeye passing attack resides near the bottom of the Big Ten stats, giving a little more protein to Fiedorowicz’s numbers.
The Texans already had
Bill O’Brien, tight ends coach John Perry and offensive line coach Paul Dunn went to Iowa City to work him out prior to the draft. They were impressed with him on and off the field. “In the meeting room with him, he could explain what they were doing there at Iowa when we watched film and then obviously when we watched tape of him last year, we saw a guy that got better and better as the year went on.” O’Brien said.
O’Brien calls Fiedorowicz a “Y” tight end, meaning he’s a blocker who can run short and intermediate routes. Fiedorowicz prides himself on multi-tasking. “I came in as a duel threat guy and I feel like I do have the tools to show that. I’m going to do everything I can…to prove that I’m a duel threat tight end. I think that is important in the NFL nowadays.”
In O’Brien’s last year as offensive coordinator in New England, tight ends and backs caught 60% of Tom Brady’s passes. Add that number to