The Houston Texans are one of the teams that improved the most over the NFL Draft.
One of the reasons why is that they had the second and third overall picks.
After selecting quarterback C.J. Stroud second, they traded up from No. 12 to No. 3 to select edge rusher Will Anderson Jr.
Houston is ready to make some noise in the AFC South in 2023.
For them to have a successful season, Stroud needs to play well.
One way for a rookie quarterback to have early success is by giving him good players to throw to.
According to Mike Garafolo, the Texans have signed tight end Eric Tomlinson.
The #Texans are signing veteran TE Eric Tomlinson, source says. Tomlinson joins Houston TE coach Jake Moreland, his position coach last year in Denver, where he appeared in all 17 games with 12 starts.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) May 3, 2023
This is simply a depth move for the Texans, but one that could prove to be valuable.
Earlier in the offseason the Texans signed former Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz.
So Tomlinson will back him up and can provide another steady run-blocker.
This is just a small move in an offseason where the Texans have tried to rebuild their offense.
Some of the other moves they made included signing Robert Woods and drafting wide receiver Tank Dell.
Also, getting John Metchie III back after this battle with leukemia will be a welcome sight.
There is no question the Texans offense will be more explosive in 2023.
While most of their hopes rest on the shoulders of Stroud, he seems prepared for the challenge.
If everything clicks for them, they might be able to make some noise in the AFC South.NEXT: C.J. Stroud Has A Clear Message For His Doubters