With the 201st pick
The Houston Texans select tight end, from University of Connecticut, Ryan Griffin. Griffin is a big target who has size and height who can play the ball in the air and be a nice target in the passing game. He is also has some ability to run block from the tight end position, which could be a big asset for the team moving forward.
Griffin was on the Mackey award watch list prior to the 2012 season, and looks versatile enough to move around and play in multiple positions as a tight end.
Pick Analysis: With the need of a third tight end that can provide some inline blocking, Griffin could be that player at 6-6 and 247 lbs. Griffin will not be a starter but will have to beat out Jake Byrne and Phillip Supernaw for the third tightend spot on the active roster.
Tale of the Tape
Weight: 247 lbs.
40 yard dash: 4.9
Hometown: Londonderry, NH
Key Stats: 2012: 29 receptions, 484 yards, 6 touchdowns.
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